The duration of the Part time master’s degree program is currently estimated as two years. Aim of the course is to provide a specialist knowledge enhancement and capacity building with a firm grounding in the principles, techniques, issues and practice of sustainable water engineering to practicing engineers. Among the subjects covered in the program are watershed and water resources management, water pollution, treatment and waste disposal, GIS, remote sensing, river & estuary hydraulics, hydrologic modelling, environmental assessments, disaster and coastal zone management.
During the first 12 months, which is common to both fulltime and part-time postgraduate diploma options, the students follow a schedule of intensive lectures, workshops, seminars and field work on Fridays and Saturdays of each week irrespective of state holidays. On special occasions, especially when lecturers are available from overseas, the special programs may be conducted on other days as well. All taught courses are offered during the first 12-month period, which consists of three terms with written examinations conducted at the end of the term. During the term period, relevant design course works, assignment and continuous assessment reports should be submitted. Prior to the end of each term viva voce for problem based learning projects and others will be held. Those who successfully complete all examinations are eligible to continue for the two-year part time M. Eng. Degree. Each student registered for the M.Eng., degree need to carry out a research project in a specified water management specialty under the supervision of an approved academic staff member. Those who enroll for the part time Master’s Degree program should provide evidence of time availability for lectures and other course related activities plus for the execution of the research project during the last term. Employed applicants are required to submit a release from work letter from respective employers. There is no scholarship support for the part time master’s degree program.