Master of Science (Groundwater Hydrology)

Flinders University

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

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.


Students complete nine core (compulsory) topics, either a major or minor research project, and 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.

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 engineeringor hold the Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology) from Flinders University or equivalent qualification.

Study pathways

The University may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, consider applicants who do not hold a bachelor degree or equivalent but can demonstrate relevant higher education study with relevant work experience, or relevant work experience which may meet the requirements for entry into the course. Please contact the University for further advice.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Bedford Park International: $87,600 Yes
  • Full-time : 2 years

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