Master of Science - Groundwater Hydrology

Flinders University

This degree 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.

Course Fee:

International: $66,000

Entry Requirements:

Applicants must normally hold an approved 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; or hold the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology) from Flinders University or equivalent qualification.


This is a 72 unit program where students complete six core (compulsory) topics, either a major or minor research project, and up to five option topics chosen from a range of option topics available. These topics aim to provide training in research methodology and preparation of a professional thesis or report - from project conception, design of methods, collection of results and their analysis, through to final conclusions and recommendations for future work. Other associated topics teach students the critical interrelationships groundwater has in the hydrologic cycle such as surface water hydrology and soil-plant hydrology, amongst others. Students will gain a wide understanding of environmental hydrological processes and phenomena, including but not limited to groundwater.

Subjects you can Study:

Groundwater hydrology

Study Pathways:

The course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Science (Groundwater Hydrology) and the Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology) , and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed either of these courses are awarded credit for related topics.

Who for:

Scientists, engineers and other environmental professionals whose work requires groundwater knowledge

Accepts International Students:


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Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bedford Park No info Yes Part time 4 years
Bedford Park No info Yes Full time 2 years
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