Graduate Certificate in Science - Groundwater Hydrology

Flinders University

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

This graduate certificate aims to provide students with an overview of processes that determine the source, amount and flows of water in aquifers with a particular focus on aspects relating to water problems facing Australia. It is intended for scientists, engineers and other environmental professionals whose work requires groundwater knowledge to complete a professional and industry-focused study of groundwater hydrology. It is offered in partnership with the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, the largest centre specialising in groundwater education and research in the southern hemisphere.

Designed for

Scientists, engineers and environmental professionals requiring groundwater knowledge to complete an industry-focused study of groundwater hydrology


Students complete one core (compulsory) topic and three option topics from a range of option topics available, aimed at providing students with an understanding of the basic scientific concepts relevant to groundwater, current pressing groundwater management issues and the technologies employed to deal with them. They also receive basic training in a range of field, laboratory and computational methods, as well as learning communication skills and problem-based and critical thinking skills.


  • Groundwater hydrology

Standard entry requirements

Applicants must normally hold a bachelor degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline of science and engineering (such as agricultural science, biology, chemistry, earth sciences, environmental science, mathematics, physics, and engineering disciplines such as civil and/or environmental engineering).

Study pathways

This graduate certificate articulates with the Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology) (SATAC code 2GD046) and the Master of Science (Groundwater Hydrology) (SATAC code 2CM062).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park Yes
  • Full-time : 6 months

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