Griffith University

Master of Catchment Science

Griffith University

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

This program is scheduled to commence in 2020.The Master of Catchment Science, new in 2020, has been developed to meet the training needs of the water management sector.With this degree you'll develop an understanding of catchment chemical, micro-biological, ecological, hydrological and morphological processes, determinants and interrelationships across a range of scales.You'll learn to quantitatively and critically analyse, model, forecast and evaluate the consequences of changes in these processes using a range of leading data management, analysis, modelling and visualisation techniques and software packages. This includes the ability to undertake a full environmental and project-based cost benefit analysis for catchment management options, as well as scientifically diagnose catchment management issues and design whole of catchment, whole of water cycle management solutions.Knowledge and skills in these areas are in demand in water utilities as well as local, state and federal government, and consultancies. This Masters degree is hosted by the International WaterCentre and developed and delivered in collaboration with Griffith's Australian Rivers Institute (ARI), the School of Engineering and Built Environment and the School of Environment and Sciences.Available on-campus and online, this degree draws on a range of expert academic lecturers, industry guest speakers, practical workshops and field trips, as well as ARI's research expertise in areas of catchment processes and hydrology.It also includes a significant work-based research project so you can apply your learning and gain practical outcomes while you study, combined with individual mentoring meetings to help you succeed academically and professionally.

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: $56,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years
  • Part-time : 4 years
Online International: $56,000 No
  • Full-time : 2 years

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