Science (Water Resources Management)
The program aims to train students to understand the scientific problems involved in the management of water.
Our nested postgraduate program in water resources management is designed to meet students from different disciplines at their point of educational need and provides real flexibility both in terms of content and modes of delivery.
|Start Date:||March, July|
|Location:||Bedford Park, Australia|
|Delivery mode:||On campus|
The program offers the possibility to produce either a degree of significant depth or a much broader program with generalised understanding of a wide range of water resources management subjects.
Students are able to combine options to emerge with skills varying from integrated water management, surface and groundwater hydrology, public health aspects of water quality, to administration and leadership skills relevant to the sector.
Hence, we train you to apply management fundamentals to solve current problems and to anticipate, mitigate and prevent future problems in the area of water resources management. You will learn to recognise and appreciate social, political, economic and environmental impacts on water resources management and last but not least to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
As Flinders University is home to the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, the largest centre specialising in groundwater education and research in the southern hemisphere, the water resources management program taps into this expertise.
Our water resources research group belongs to the best in world; we are number 13 in the world in the Shanghai Ranking.
What you will study
The program enables you to pursue study in water resource management in depth or to gain a more generalised understanding of a wide range of water resources management subjects. We train you to apply management fundamentals to solve current problems and to anticipate, mitigate and prevent future problems in the area of water resources management. Masters students have the opportunity to undertake a major research project or a minor research project combined with an industry placement. Topics cover areas such as fundamentals of groundwater, ecohydrology, public health aspects of water quality, geographical information systems, and project management.
“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
Graduates of these programs will be equipped to work across government, commercial and not-for-profit organisations. Water managers hold the future of the world’s most precious resource.
Potential occupations include:
- resource manager
- water treatment technologist
- policy writer
- agricultural consultant.
Potential employers include:
- government departments
- engineering, environmental and water management consultancies
- water management bodies
- aid organisations
- agricultural organisations.