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Science (Groundwater Hydrology) (6 months)

The postgraduate groundwater hydrology program enables scientists, engineers and other environmental professionals whose work requires groundwater knowledge to complete a professional and industry-focused study of groundwater hydrology.

You will gain a wide understanding of hydrological processes and phenomena, including but not limited to groundwater. Other associated topics teach you the critical interrelationships groundwater has with surface water hydrology and vegetation, amongst others.

Quick Facts

 
Duration: 6 months
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $19,000
Location: Adelaide Campus, Australia
CRICOS code: 047375C
Delivery mode: On campus

Our strong postgraduate groundwater hydrology teaching program is complemented by a leading research program for the training of PhD by research students.

Flinders University is an international leader in groundwater hydrology education and research, and was rated 13th globally for water resources research in the 2019 Academic Ranking of World Universities.

Flinders University is a key partner in the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT), which is located on the Flinders campus.

The NCGRT provides strong links with industry and access to a large range of expertise not otherwise available, with numerous leading state and federal agencies such as CSIRO Land and Water, the Department of Environment and Water, and other partners.

What you will study

You will gain a wide understanding of hydrological processes and phenomena, including but not limited to groundwater. Topics cover areas such as public health aspects of water quality, ecohydrology, and fundamentals of groundwater. Other associated topics teach you the critical interrelationships groundwater has with surface water hydrology and vegetation, among others.

 

“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student

Careers

Groundwater hydrology is a major growth area for employment worldwide and trained professionals in this area are in demand. Graduates have found jobs in natural resource and environment agencies of government, environmental consultancies and in industry sectors such as agriculture, mining, aquacultures and water resource planning and management.

Potential occupations include:

  • groundwater modeller
  • environmental scientist/GIS
  • senior natural systems officer
  • water engineer.

Potential employers include:

  • natural resource and environment agencies of government (local, state and federal)
  • environmental consultancies
  • industry sectors such as agriculture, mining, aquaculture, water resource planning and management.