Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR
: 70.00
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Science specialisations

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.6, A Levels: 9, IB Diploma: 27, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Science (Hydrology) delves into the science of water movement in the atmosphere, surface systems and acquifers.

The degree includes cross-disciplinary aspects as water quality, ecological water requirements, field and computer-based methods of investigation, and management practices.

Solve hydrological problems and real-world issues associated with people and the environment.

A Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Hydrology) 4 year program is also available.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

What is Hydrology?

Hyydrology is the study of water movement across the globe, within catchments and urban areas, and below the ground.

It is an essential discipline for managing freshwater to meet human and environmental needs.

Why study Hydrology at Flinders?

  • Learn with the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training, Australia's premier groundwater research group.
  • Hydrology is an essential discipline for managing fresh water to meet human and environmental needs.
  • Taught by lecturers at the forefront of the research in this field, including Professor Craig Simmons, 2015 SA Scientist of the Year.
  • Undertake a boad study of hydrology or choose to focus on specific aspects such as groundwater or ecohydrology.
  • Develop critical analysis and interpretation skills in hydrological problems, with practical links to real-world issues associated with human and environmental dependencies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None.

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 234291
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $8,981

International students
CRICOS code: 089666M
Mid year entry: Yes

How to apply 

Annual fees:

2018: $29,900
2019: $32,900


  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Science and environment (PDF 1MB)

International students

International course guides