Master of Catchment Science

Program code


Available at


Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt


South Bank





2 years full-time
4 years part-time

Credit points


Indicative fee

$28,000.00* per year (more)
* 2020 indicative annual fee

Admission requirements

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


Commencing in

Trimester 1

Next start date

Trimester 1, 2020 (more)

Applications close

Friday, 31 January 2020

Why choose this program?

This program is scheduled to commence in 2020.

The Master of Catchment Science has been developed to meet emerging knowledge and skill needs within 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 to 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, 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.

Related programs

Code Program title Campus Intake
3360 Graduate Certificate in Catchment Hydrology Nathan Trimester 1 only
3361 Graduate Certificate in Catchment Processes Nathan Trimester 1 only
5731 Master of Catchment Science (this program) Nathan Trimester 1 only

Note: Progression through this program suite is dependent upon satisfying admission requirements.

Attendance information

This Masters program will be offered full-time on campus and part-time in blended mode. For students studying part time most courses are offered using a short intensive on campus at the start or in the middle of every trimester, preceded and/or followed up using online delivery. In addition, one course will be offered fully online and one will be offered through an intensive field trip.

My career opportunities

Graduates of this program will be equipped with the skills and knowledge needed to work in areas of Catchment Management and Wastewater Treatment in regulatory agencies, local and state government authorities, environmental consulting companies, and NGOs.

Fee-paying postgraduate (domestic) students

Indicative annual tuition fee

The indicative annual tuition fee is calculated based on a standard full-time study load which is usually 80 credit points.

The indicative annual tuition fee is based on current conditions and available data and should only be used as a guide. These fees are reviewed annually and are subject to change.

Tuition fees
  • A fee-paying postgraduate student pays tuition fees.
  • Students are liable for tuition fees for the courses they are enrolled in as at the census date.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program prior to 2014 is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student commenced the program.
  • The tuition fee for students who commence their program from 2014 onwards is charged according to the approved program fee for the trimester in which the student is enrolled.

Program fees for the Master of Catchment Science (5731)

Year of study Fee category/Band Fee per CP Tuition fee 80cp
2020 Fee Band 28.0 $350.00 $28,000.00
Tuition fees for your degree program
Changing programs

If a postgraduate student changes to a different program they will be subject to the approved program fee for the trimester in which they are enrolled.

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