Applied Water Science (Honours BSc)
The BSc in Applied Water Science will train students in not only the underlying scientific principles and theory pertaining to the physical, chemical and biological properties of water, but it will focus on how these scientific principles can be applied to improve the management and conservation of water and land resources. These principles will be reinforced through a co-operative work placement option, in which academically eligible students will be employed by partners in the private, public or academic sectors. Through a combination of theoretical training and practical work experience this program will therefore provide students with an understanding of the physical, chemical and biological processes that occur at the water-atmosphere / soil-plant-atmosphere interface allowing them to contribute to society's quest to improve the availability, security and reliability of human water supplies while ensuring whole ecosystem and human health.
The Applied Water Science program with co-operative education, will provide students with the classroom and hands-on lab and field instruction needed to understand important environmental and community issues such as the science behind the management of water quality and supply, terrestrial ecology and aquatic ecology.