To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have
(a) a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA;
(b) the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent;
(c) successfully completed prior tertiary study in geology, environmental engineering, environmental science (including units in hydrology or equivalent), or hydrogeology or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.
Internet-based Test (iBT): An overall score of 82 with a minimum score of: 22 in the Writing section; 18 in the Reading section; 20 in the Speaking section; and 20 in the Listening
IELTS (Academic) including IELTS for UKVI (Academic): Minimum overall score of 6.5 with no band less than 6.0 (must include Academic Reading and Writing modules)
PTE (Academic): Postgraduate Research Studies applicants: An overall score of 64 with a minimum score of 64 in the reading and writing sections, and no less than 54 in the other sections.
Groundwater is vital to the sustainability of society, especially in Australia. Hydrogeology deals with the distribution and flow of groundwater beneath Earth's surface and the interaction of groundwater with the atmosphere, biosphere and Earth's crust via chemical, physical and biological processes in groundwater systems. This course will develop your understanding of these complex and dynamic processes and the impacts of human activity and environmental change on groundwater systems. Topics such as groundwater flow systems, aquifer characterisation, contamination and remediation, numerical modelling and groundwater management are covered in the course and there is an opportunity to undertake a research project.
The Master of Hydrogeology has been developed in close collaboration with industry stakeholders to meet employers’ requirements. Many guest lecturers from industry contribute to the course, so you are learning not only from industry-experienced academics but also directly from industry leaders.
CRICOS CODE: 074963C
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Course structure details
Students who have not completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the course must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the School(s):
ENVT4411 Geographic Information Systems Applications (6)
GEOS4403 Introduction to Basin Analysis (6)
SCIE4401 Data Use in Science (6)
SCIE4403 The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science (6)
Take all units (36 points):
ENVT4401 Advanced Land Use and Management (6)
GEOS4401 Hydrogeological Systems (6)
GEOS4499 Water in a Changing Climate (6)
GEOS5501 Groundwater Flow Modelling (6)
GEOS5504 Mining Hydrogeology (6)
GEOS5511 Groundwater Hydrochemistry (6)
The Master of Hydrogeology has been developed in close collaboration with all relevant industries to ensure our graduates meet industry employers requirements. Many guest lecturers from industry contribute to the course so you are learning not only from industry experienced academics but industry leaders also. Employment opportunities include the resources industries (minerals, hydrocarbons, and construction) but also exist in government agencies dealing with resources or environmental companies and agencies. Many graduates continue to develop their specialist skills in industry or government agencies around the world, while others join academic institutions. Active research areas include reactive transport modelling, surface water groundwater interaction, hydrogeological impacts of waste water, arid zone hydrology, geothermal hydrogeology and groundwater dependence of ecosystems to name but a few.
OSHC: 530 ($) per year