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CG19 - Graduate Diploma of Water Resources Management

About Water Resources Management

The development of these courses has been in response to a strong and clearly-voiced demand from industry.  The programs have been developed to foster a student-centre approach to education, using teaching methodologies that encourage access and flexibility of delivery for a program offered across states.

CQUniversity offers the Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Management as part of a suite of postgraduate courses in water resources management in partnership with the following Australian universities:

  • Flinders University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of South Australia

Individual courses are delivered by a mix of the universities through the ICE WaRM portal using various technologies such as online delivery or the Access Grid depending upon the student enrolment.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

Career Opportunities

The development of the International Centre of Excellence in  Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) postgraduate programs is strongly aligned with the strategic intent of the University.  The programs have been designed to promote the internationalisation of Australia's leading water resource management education and make a positive impact on social, cultural and economic well being of society.

Course Overview At A Glance

Program at a glance
Duration 2 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - External
International - ROK
Courses/Units of Credit 8 courses/48 units of credit
Faculty Sciences, Engineering & Health
How to Apply

direct to the University - ONLINE

Entry Requirements

please refer to the entry requirements section

Professional Accreditation not applicable
Residential School not applicable
Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal GDWaterResMgt 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes 059986K - QLD

Program Aims

The program is designed to provide students with an opportunity to build on the knowledge gained in the Graduate Certificate in order to increase their breadth and depth of knowledge and application of skills in the area of water resources management.  The wide variety of specialised coursework and study options enable students to create a program of study that meets their individual needs.

Program Structure

CQUniversity offers the Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Management as part of a suite of postgraduate suite of courses in water resources management in partnership with the following Australian universities:

  • Flinders University
  • The University of Adelaide
  • The University of South Australia

Individual courses are delivered by a mix of the universities through the ICE WaRM portal using various technologies such as online delivery or the Access Grid depending upon the student enrolment. 

To be eligible for the degree, students are required to complete a total of 8 courses, of which 4 are core courses and 4 are elective courses from the Streams 1-6.

Courses Offered

Core courses

For a complete list of all core course study options and program requirements please refer to the Water Resources Management program structure.

Please note that other Universities may have different commencing times for each Term.  Please contact the relevant University or ICE WaRM for further information.

Course Code Course Name
Core courses
ENEV21001 Global Water Systems 1
ENEV21002 Global Water Systems 2
ENEV21004 Water Resources and Society
ENEV21005 Water Resources Planning & Management
Stream 1 - Ecosystem and Catchment Management
EVST20003 Environmental Risk Management
EVST20012 Water Management I
Stream 2 - Management of Water Infrastructure
ENMM20010 Introduction to Maintenance Engineering
ENMM20011 Establishing the Maintenance Strategy
ENMM20012 Maintenance Organisation
ENMM20013 Maintenance Systems and Documentation
ENMM20015 Auditing Maintenance Systems
Stream 3 - Water Quality and Treatment
Please refer to Water Resources Management program structure  
Stream 4 - Groundwater Hydrology / Hydrogeology
Please refer to Water Resources Management program structure  
Stream 5 - Irrigation
Please refer to Water Resources Management program structure  
Stream 6 - Water Planning
ENEV22005 Community Engagement and Conflict Resolution
ENEV22006 Social and Economic Impact Assessment
EVST20012 Water Management I

Alternate coursework electives (not listed) may be taken with the approval of the Head of Program.  Students must satisfy elective course pre-requisites, unless otherwise approved.

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