Master of Catchment Science

Program code

5731

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

2 years full-time
4 years part-time (online only)

Credit points

160

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.

    (more)

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

099375F

Commencing in

Trimester 1

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 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.

Related programs

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

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

Attendance information

This Masters program is available to International students for study in Australia at Griffith University or via online study.

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.

International students

An International student is one who is not:

  • an Australian or New Zealand citizen or
  • a person who has Australian permanent resident status.
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 (two full-time trimesters).

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
  • An International 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
Changing programs

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

Permanent resident status

If an undergraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will be provided with a domestic fee-paying place.

The student may then apply for a Commonwealth supported place at the next admission period provided that the student satisfies the conditions for transfer from a domestic fee-paying place to a Commonwealth supported place as set out in the Undergraduate Programs Admission Policy.

If a postgraduate student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth supported place subject to availability.

If a research student obtains permanent resident status in Australia after commencing study in a program, and the student can provide evidence of permanent resident status prior to the census date (of the trimester in which they are enrolled), the student will automatically be considered for a Commonwealth Government Research Training Program (RTP) Fee Offset or a domestic fee-paying place as applicable for the program.

Further information