Master of Water Resources Management

Course summary for local students

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Award granted Master of Water Resources Management
CampusOffered at Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Length1.5 years full-time or part-time equivalent
Faculty contacts

Faculty of Science and Technology
School of Engineering and Information Technology
Tel 03 9244 6699 

Deakin course code S755

Course overview

Deakin University is part of a consortium which has developed a suite of postgraduate programs in water resources management that encompass the necessary breadth and depth of expertise from five leading Australian universities; Central Queensland University, Deakin University, Flinders University, The University of Adelaide and University of South Australia. Collaboration from industry will also ensure that the programs are relevant, contemporary and leading-edge. For further information about the full range of units offered through the consortium, contact (external site).

The Master of Water Resources Management is designed to provide students with an opportunity to increase the breadth and depth of their knowledge and application of skills in the area of water resources management (WRM). The multidisciplinary nature of the course addresses the complex, interdisciplinary aspects of managing resources by helping students integrate the biological and physical sciences (which identify and measure problems) with engineering (which defines technological alternatives) and law and the social sciences (which assess needs and potential for institutional response). A student gains breadth in relevant planning and management areas while developing depth in an area of specialty. The Master of Water Resources Management will prepare students for employment as water resources management professionals.

The wide variety of specialised coursework electives and study options enable the creation of a program of study that meets individual needs. The option to undertake an industry project as part of the Masters program has been designed to assist students in becoming professionally aware through quality interaction with industry leaders.

'ICE WaRM offers a scholarship program to attract high-quality international students to education and training in water resources management, delivered by ICE WaRM partner institutions.
Trimester 1 (February) - Deadline 22 September of the previous year,
Trimester 2 (July) - Deadline 22 March of the same year,
Applicants are able to begin applying for current or future rounds at any time.
See for details.


Course rules

The Master of Water Resources Management is a 12 credit point on-campus program. Students must complete:

Course structure

Four common core units

SEN761Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN762Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN763Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN764Unit description is currently unavailable

At least three units from one specialism.

Management of Water Infrastructure

SEN724Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN740Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN741Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN743Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN745Unit description is currently unavailable

SEN752Unit description is currently unavailable

SEV710Unit description is currently unavailable

Aquatic Ecosystem Management *

* Specialism is currently under revision.


Plus five approved electives:(
Electives may be selected from other universities in the consortium).


SEN700 and SEN701/SEN702 and two approved electives


SEN700  and SEN719/SEN720

Equipment requirements

Students must have access to the Internet, a microcomputer, modem and printer to provide, via the telephone network, communication with Deakin University's on-campus computers. Prospective students may wish to contact the School of Engineering and Information Technology to obtain information about the hardware and software requirements, telephone 03 5227 2536.