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Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Hydrology)

Investigate the driving force of all nature.

Delve into the science of water movement in the atmosphere, surface systems and aquifers. The degree includes cross-disciplinary aspects such as water quality, ecological water requirements, field and computer-based methods of investigation, and management practices. Solve hydrological problems and real-world issues associated with people and the environment.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $36,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia


Assumed knowledge:


IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 089673A
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Hydrology at Flinders

  • Learn with the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, Australia’s premier groundwater research group
  • An essential discipline for managing fresh water to meet human and environmental needs
  • Taught by lecturers at the forefront of research in this field, including Professor Craig Simmons, 2015 SA Scientist of the Year
  • Undertake a broad study of hydrology or choose to focus on specific aspects such as groundwater or ecohydrology
  • Develop critical analysis and interpretation skills in hydrological problems

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workplace through placements, field work and industry projects.


“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


Potential occupations include:

  • hydrologist
  • graduate environmental scientist (water science)
  • groundwater hydrologist
  • hydrological data officer
  • environmental officer

Potential employers include:

  • water catchment boards
  • natural resource management organisations
  • private environmental consulting firms
  • government agencies charged with the management of water, land, ecosystems and development