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Irrigation/Drainage Engineer

Irrigation/drainage engineers use tests and measurement tools to ascertain soil characteristics - such as soil type, salinity, water table level, plant growth, surface profile - to calculate or estimate rates of water flow and other factors that may influence the methods and types of drainage required to support structures to be built on particular sites. They report on findings, design and supervise the preparation of plans showing channels, conduits, mains and ditches.

Irrigation and drainage engineers may divide their time between office work, building sites and laboratories, creating and studying models to analyse construction and flow issues.

See Civil Engineer for further information.

 


Qualifications

 

 

 

 

On the job training

 

Accredited Certificate

 

Traineeship

 

Apprenticeship/Trade Certificate

 

Diploma/Advanced Diploma

 

Tertiary Degree

Yes

 

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