The Graduate Diploma in Science (Water Resources Management) is a 36-unit program offered by the School of the Environment, within the Faculty of Science and Engineering.
The course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Science (Water Resources Management) and the Master of Science (Water Resources Management), and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Candidates who have completed either of these courses are awarded credit for related topics.
Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Science (Water Resources Management) must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in a relevant discipline of science and engineering, from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature. These applicants will need to demonstrate relevant experience to an appropriate level and will be assessed at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.
The program is designed to produce graduates who understand the issues facing water resource managers, have an advanced interdisciplinary knowledge in this field, and are able to strategically assess ways of addressing these issues.
Graduates of the course are expected to be able to:
- demonstrate adequate understanding of scientific problems involved in the management of water
- combine a range of science and management methods for integrated water resources management issues
- adequately apply management fundamentals to solve current problems and to anticipate, mitigate and prevent future problems in the area of water resources management
- recognise and adequately appreciate social, political, economic and environmental impacts on water resources management
- communicate satisfactorily both orally and in writing, the nature of, and solution to, water resources management issues and problems.
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Science (Water Resources Management), a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.
Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.
Core - Year 1 topics
27 units comprising:
EASC8741 Fundamentals of Groundwater* (4.5 units)
ENVS8771 Ecohydrology GE* (4.5 units)
ENVS9722 Integrated Water Management (4.5 units)
ENVS9731 Public Health Aspects of Water Quality GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8700 Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)
POAD9135 Project Management (4.5 units)
Option - Year 1 topics
Select 9 units from the topics listed below:
Students may replace an option topic with another relevant topic where approved by the topic coordinator.
EASC8702 Global Climate Change GE (4.5 units)
EASC8713 Field and Laboratory Techniques in Hydrology GE* (4.5 units)
EASC8742 Groundwater Modelling* (4.5 units)
EASC8751 Hydrochemistry GE* (4.5 units)
EASC9700 NCGRT Australian Groundwater School* (4.5 units)
EASC9772 Groundwater Hydrology* (4.5 units)
EDUC9601 Strategic Thinking and Planning* (4.5 units)
ENVH9704 Risk Assessment and Management (4.5 units)
ENVS8732 Environmental Impact Assessment GE (4.5 units)
ENVS9712 Environmental Policy Development/Analysis (4.5 units)
ENVS9790 Field Studies in Environmental Disciplines GE* (4.5 units)
GEOG8701 Introduction to Remote Sensing GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8702 Image Analysis in Remote Sensing GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8731 GIS Modelling GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8732 Spatial Information Management GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8751 Advanced Spatial Statistics GE (4.5 units)
GEOG8761 Caring as Country: Indigenous Environmental Management GE (4.5 units)
POAD9026 Management in Non-Governmental Organisations* (4.5 units)
POAD9056 Asset Management (4.5 units)
POAD9129 Environmental Policy and Governance* (4.5 units)
POAD9131 Development Administration* (4.5 units)
POAD9139 Organisational Politics, Culture and Management* (4.5 units)
POAD9142 Leading and Managing Change* (4.5 units)
*Topic offered externally.