Master of Catchment Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Postgraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Our river basins or catchments have been progressively transformed over time. We've built cities, we've cleared land for food production and this has had profound consequences for our catchments.With this specialist degree you'll learn to combine and use scientific, engineering and economic knowledge to planning ways to protect, restore and rehabilitate our catchments. You'll develop the leading edge knowledge and skills needed to make a difference in this rapidly developing area of professional practice. The Master of Catchment Science is the only catchment-dedicated postgraduate degree in the world. Hosted by the International WaterCentre and developed and delivered in collaboration with Griffith University.Industry and expert connectionsWe've spoken to the industry about the kinds of skills they're looking for to fill the roles required. This degree provides the right mix of new knowledge, covering natural sciences, monitoring, data analysis, modelling and economics. We offer consistent opportunities for work-integrated learning along with a week-long study field trip.Graduate outcomesThis is an opportunity to accelerate your position in the planning of projects related to the protection, maintenance or restoration of catchments. You'll have the latest skills in data sensing, analysis and computer modelling, underpinned by robust scientific knowledge and be ready to further your career in the planning and design of green infrastructure in urban and non-urban contexts.


  • Catchment Ecology
  • Catchment Measurement and Monitoring
  • Data and Computing Skills for Catchment Science
  • Economics for Water Resource Management
  • Engineering Hydrology
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Final Project
  • Geographic Information Systems
  • Hydrologic and Hydraulic Modelling
  • Introduction to Catchment Processes
  • Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
  • Listed electives and/or Free-choice electives
  • River and Catchment Management and Rehabilitation
  • Soils and Geomorphology in Catchment Science

Standard entry requirements

Related Bachelor degree or higher and 1 year of professional experience.


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Nathan Campus International: $60,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online International: $60,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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