BSc Water and Wastewater


Management, Services


and Technology


As our country and region continue along the path of development and diversification, appropriate measures must be put in place to ensure that expansion trends are managed in a sustainable manner. Within this context, there is a critical need for competent professionals who can make effective and efficient use of resources in the provision of adequate wastewater management services. The programme will provide the requisite skills, theory and training for students who work in the field of wastewater management, as well as the ability to implement these skills within the work environment.


Five (5) CSEC (CXC)/GCE O’Level subjects, inclusive of English A, mathematics and chemistry, Grades 1,2,3* or A,B,C.

*Grade 3 accepted if attained in June 1998 or beyond

Applicants who possess CAPE or A’Level qualifications may be considered for advanced standing (the award of credits towards your degree programme).



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    5-6 Years (PT)



                                                COURSES IN THE MAJOR                                                                         CORE CURRICULUM COURSES

    WRMT 190 Hydraulics I 3 WRIT 117 Fundamentals of Writing 3
    WRMT 209 Concepts in Quantitative Methods 3 COMM 118 Workplace Communication 3
    WRMT 255 Wastewater Engineering 3 LIBS 130 Fundamentals of Research Skills 3
    WRMT 280 Wastewater Operations and Maintenance 3 MATH 121 Mathematical Methods I 3
    WRMT 282 Introduction to Wastewater Collection Systems 3 MATH 122 Mathematical Methods II 3
    WRMT 284 Wastewater Treatment Process 3 ENTP 210 Fundamentals of Entrepreneurship 3
    WRMT 286 Wastewater Planning and Development 3 RELI 205 Comparative Religion 3
    WRMT 288 Advanced Wastewater Treatment 3 STAT 120 Fundamentals of statistics 3
    WRMT 290 Hydraulics II 3 BUSI 203 Leadership and Ethics 3
    WRMT 317 Biological Principles of Water and Wastewater Management 3 PSYC 103 Understanding Human Behaviour and Diversity  3
    WRMT 425 Water and Wastewater Plant Operations and Maintenance 3  Total Core Curriculum Courses 30
    WRMT 427 Elements of Water and Wastewater Collection, Transmission, Distribution and Disposal Systems 3 SUPPORT COURSES
    WRMT 430 Membrane Technology 3 CHEM 112 Concepts in Chemistry II 3
    WRMT 432 Water Resources Management 3 GEOG 121 Concepts in Geography 3
    ENVS 499 Senior Research Project – Environmental Studies 3 PHYS 100 Introduction to the Physics 3
    Total Credits for Required Courses in the Major 45 ENVS 160 Environmental Studies I 3
    ENVS 260 Environmental Studies II 3
    ENVS 263 Water Quality Control 3
    LAWW 165 Environmental Law and Policy 3
    ENVS 204 Surveying and Drawing 3
    ENVS 270 Solid Waste Management 3
    OSHE 245 Occupational Safety and Health Management 3
    GISY 172 Geographic Information Systems 3
    SOBE 335 Introduction to Conflict Resolution 3
    ENVS 415 Risk Management 3
    CHEM 306 Chemistry for Water and Wastewater 3
    MGMT 210 Introduction to Project Management 3
    ENVS 460 Environmental Analysis and Resolution of Environmental Problems 3
    Total Support Course Credits 48

    The table below provides a summary of fees payable to the College. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to receive government’s GATE funding for tuition expenses listed hereunder.

    Fees Citizens Caricom International Per
    Applications: Paper-based $25.00 $25.00 $25.00 Application
    Applications: Online Free Free Free Application
    Registration $80.00 $80.00 $80.00 Semester
    Tuition $300.00 $400.00 $750.00 Credit
    Administrative Fee $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Technology $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Semester
    Student Insurance $30.00 $30.00 $30.00 Annum
    Student Guild $100.00 $100.00 $100.00 Annum

    Included in the college fees, is basic insurance coverage for accident and injury. However, CARICOM and international students are also required to secure additional insurance to cover medical expenses.

    All students of COSTAATT are required to pay an annual insurance fee of $30.00. Completed student insurance forms must be submitted to the College at the beginning of the first semester in which students register for the academic year. Coverage is restricted to students who are between ages 16 to 65.

    The College accepts the following methods of payment:

    • Cash
    • LINX
    • Visa/Master card
    • Certified/Manager’s cheque

    Institutional fees are non-refundable. Students who officially withdraw from the College may be eligible for a refund of tuition fees in accordance with the schedule outlined in the Academic Calendar. Please note that students in receipt of GATE funding are not eligible for tuition refunds.


    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE)

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses programme (GATE) provides free tuition to all eligible citizens of Trinidad and Tobago pursuing approved programmes at public and private tertiary level institutions. Information on eligibility and conditions for accessing GATE funding is available at the Ministry of Education website at:

    Students must note that GATE funding is available for the duration of their course of study and one year beyond. Students who fail to complete their programme within the stipulated time frame will be required to meet the cost of programme completion.

    The Government Assistance for Tuition Expenses (GATE) programme is a one hundred per cent, tuition fee funding programme offered by the Government of Trinidad and Tobago. Only nationals of Trinidad and Tobago are eligible to apply, and students must be registered in a course of study leading to a tertiary level qualification.

    For further information on the GATE programme please visit the website of the Ministry of Education.

    The vast majority of the College’s programmes are eligible for GATE.


    Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP)

    The Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) is a special loan facility made available to citizens of Trinidad and Tobago who are enrolled in an approved tertiary level programme at a registered tertiary institution to meet the following expenses:

    • tuition fees
    • accommodation
    • airfare and other transportation costs
    • personal maintenance costs and living expenses
    • books and related materials
    • special equipment
    • other related tertiary expenses

    For further information on the Higher Education Loan Programme (HELP) students can visit the Ministry of Education website at:


    Payment Plans

    Payment plans are available, please contact the Office of the Registrar for further details:

    To be awarded the Bachelor of Science degree in Wastewater Management, Services and Technology, students must complete 123 credits with a minimum GPA of 2.0 according to the distribution below:

    Courses in the major area of study 45 credits
    Total Courses in Major Area of Study 45 credits
    Core curriculum courses 30 credits
    Support  courses   48 credits
    Total Credits Required for Graduation 123 credits

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