Tshwane University Of Technology Water Care

Tshwane University Of Technology Water Care

National Diploma: Water Care

Arcadia Campus – Extended Program


This programme involves the study of processes that are utilised in the purification and treatment of water. Raw water from rivers, dams or boreholes needs to be puri- fied before being used for domestic and/or commercial purposes. Domestic wastewater needs to be treated before it may be released into a natural stream or river. Treatment of water for industrial purposes (e.g. cooling water, boiler water, process water in food processing, etc) is also included in the curriculum of the National Diploma.

Due to the nature of the processes involved in water purification treatment , the study of chemistry, physics, hydraulics and microbiology plays an integral role in the curriculum of water technology. Environmental manage- ment and the legal aspects involved in the water environ- ment are also addressed in the course.

Water technologists are employed by Water Services Providers, Bulk Water Services Providers, Water Ser- vices Authorities, Catchment Management Agencies, water utility companies (ex water boards), municipalities, Department of Water Affairs and Forestry, Eskom, Moss- gas, Sasol, food processing companies, mining compa- nies, private water utilities, etc. The water technologist will be working at a water treatment/purification plant as process controller. Eventual promotion to Water Plant Manager or Water Care Manager is frequently the case.

Admission requirements

Minimum academic requirements:

In addition to the National Senior Certificate (general or vo- cational) a candidate must meet the following specific re- quirements for this programme:

Specific subject requirements:

Adequate achievement (i.e. a rating of 4 or more) in Eng- lish, Physical Science and Mathematics.

Applicants who score 48 or more points according to the Admission Points Score (APS) will be considered for enrolment subject to the availability of space in the pro- gramme.