Bachelor of Science - Hydrology

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

Hydrology is available as a specialisation within Flinders' Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours) degrees. Flinders' science degrees are flexible and permit students to move between degrees and specialisations easily. Hydrology is the study of water movement across the globe, within catchments and urban areas, and below the ground, and is an essential discipline for managing freshwater to meet human and environmental needs. This course delves into the science of water movement in the atmosphere, surface systems and aquifers, and considers such cross-disciplinary aspects as water quality, ecological water requirements, field and computer-based methods of investigation, and management practices. Students may tailor their study programs by choosing from a range of elective topics which enables students to develop critical analysis and interpretation skills in hydrological problems, with practical links to real-world issues associated with human and environmental dependencies.


This degree is built around knowledge of the core sciences with elective topics to meet the specific interests of students. Throughout the course there is a strong focus on fieldwork and practical training, projects involving team-work and the development of communication and professional skills. First year comprises topics in areas such as Earth Sciences, Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and first level chemistry. Students also have the opportunity to choose elective topics throughout their study. Second year comprises topics in areas such as Global Climate Change, Hydrology and Groundwater. Third year comprises topics in areas such as Hydraulics and Groundwater Engineering and has core practical topics that enable students to gain skills both in the field and in the laboratory.


  • Hydrology, Global Climate Change, Groundwater, Geographical Information Systems, Chemistry.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Or mature age entry (STAT)
  • Or TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Or higher education transfers
  • Or completion of a foundation studies program.

Study pathways

Admission to an honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the College being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program of study. Refer to Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park No information available Yes No information available

Further information

The Bachelor of Science (Hydrology) may also be studied in a combined degree program with: another Bachelor degree in the College of Science and Engineering where the combination meets the requirements of the credit transfer policy Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice Bachelor of Laws and Legal Practice (Honours)

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