To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:

Aims

An environmental hydrologist is a scientist who understands how the terrestrial hydrological systems operate, has a broad interdisciplinary knowledge in this field, can apply the scientific method to explore problems of relevance to this discipline, is able to use a range of analytical methods, including computer software to analyse relevant data, and can contribute to an advance of knowledge in this discipline

The educational aims of this course are to provide students with an overview of processes that determine the source, amount and flows of water in the environment with a particular focus on aspects relating to water problems facing Australia.   

Learning outcomes

After completion of this course, students are expected to:

  • have gained a comprehensive knowledge of relevance to the discipline
  • be able to critically review and interpret scientific information
  • be able to develop scientific hypotheses
  • understand and have applied the scientific method in a research project
  • be able to communicate their results effectively in both written and oral form
  • be able to work both independently and within interdisciplinary research groups
  • value ethical behaviour.  

Program of study

Core - Honours Year topics

36 units comprising:

 ENVS7700A  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7700B  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7700C  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7700D  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7700E  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7700F  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7720  Research Project Design and Conduct  (4.5 units)
 
Plus one of*:

 EASC7733  Measurement Techniques in Natural Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENVH7711  Environmental Health Concepts (4.5 units)
 ENVH7722  Food Safety (4.5 units)
 ENVH7731  Sustainable Development - Health Issues (4.5 units)
 ENVH7742  Microbiology and Communicable Diseases (4.5 units)
 ENVS7701  Coastal Management (4.5 units)
 GEOG7721  Population Issues of Developed and Developing Countries (4.5 units)
 GEOG7711  GIS for Environmental Modelling (4.5 units)
 GEOG7750  Advanced Studies in Geography, Population and Environmental Management  (4.5  units)

*or another topic approved by the Course Co-ordinator, appropriate to a student’s program.