Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology)

Flinders University

Entry Requirements

Applicants for the graduate diploma must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in any relevant discipline of science or engineering from an approved tertiary institution.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

Course Details

A groundwater hydrologist is a scientist who understands how groundwater hydrological systems operate, has an advanced interdisciplinary knowledge in this field, can apply the scientific method to explore problems of relevance to this discipline, is able to use a range of analytical methods, including computer software to analyse relevant data, and field techniques, and can contribute to an advance of knowledge in this discipline.

The educational aims of this course are 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.

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course, students are expected to:

  • have gained an in-depth knowledge of relevance to the discipline
  • understand and be able to apply basic scientific methods
  • be able to review and interpret scientific information
  • be able to develop scientific hypotheses
  • be able to communicate effectively
  • have an enhanced understanding of current groundwater issues and the technologies
  • employed to deal with them ability to communicate effectively
  • be able to work both independently and within interdisciplinary research groups
  • value ethical behaviour.

Your career

Groundwater hydrology is a major growth area for employment worldwide and trained professionals in this area are in demand. Graduates have found jobs in natural resource and environment agencies of government, environmental consultancies and in industry sectors such as agriculture, mining, aquacultures and water resource planning and management.

Potential occupations include:

  • groundwater modeller
  • environmental scientist/GIS
  • senior natural systems officer
  • water engineer.

Potential employers include:

  • natural resource and environment agencies of government (local, state and federal)
  • environmental consultancies
  • industry sectors such as agriculture, mining, aquaculture, water resource planning and management.

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Level of Study: Graduate Diploma

Duration: 1 year

CRICOS Course Code: 047376B

English Requirements: IELTS Score UG 6

Annual Tuition: AUD$41,800.00

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