The main responsibility of a water resource engineer is to manage a population’s water use and ensure that the treatment of water is safe for human consumption.
They are also responsible for designing treatment plants, supply systems, pipelines and pump systems to effectively manage wastewater for both private and public consumption.
The National Diploma or Higher National Diploma Programme in Water Resources Engineering Technology is aimed at producing technicians with good knowledge and skills needed in executing water related engineering works, who can be self-establishing and self-reliant in the water sector.
On completion of this programme, the diplomate should be able to:
- i. Collect data for Water Resources Engineering projects and processes.
- ii. Assist to produce and interpret Water Resources Engineering drawings and schedules.
- iii. Assist in the supervision of Water Resources Engineering Projects and processes
- iv. Carry out necessary Engineering tests related to Water Resources projects.
- v. Interpret surveyor’s measurements.
- vi. Assist in setting out Water Resources Engineering construction projects.
- vii. Carry out maintenance of Water Resources Engineering works.
- viii. Assist in carrying out Water Supply, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) related activities.
Applicants with the following qualifications may be considered for admission into the National Diploma Programme by direct entry:
- S.S.C.E or its equivalent (NTC, WASC, G.C.E, NECO) with five(5) credits in Mathematics, English Language, Physics, Chemistry,
- and one other science subject (i.e. Biology, Agricultural Science, Geography, and Economics) at no more than two sittings. In addition
Below are the lists of the polytechnics that offer ND/HND Water Resources Engineering
1. Federal Polytechnic Ado Ekiti
2. Federal College of Fisheries and Marine Technology, Lagos
3. National Water Resources Institute, Mando, Kaduna State
4. Osun State College of Technology Esa Oke