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CG18 - Master 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-centred approach to education, using teaching methodologies that encourage access and flexibility of delivery for a program offered across states.

CQUniversity offers the Master of 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 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 3 years part-time 
Availability/Campus Contact Domestic - External
International - External
Courses/Units of Credit 72 units for 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

A small number of possible electives have mandatory residential schools. Please refer to individual course profiles for further information.

Practicum/Work placement not applicable
Exit Awards not applicable
Interim Awards not applicable
Post Nominal MWaterResMgt 
Be What You Want To Be Phone: 13CQUni (132786); Enquire: Admissions
CRICOS Codes (International students holding student visas can not study externally whilst in Australia.) not-applicable

Program Aims

This program is designed to further develop the technical and communication skills of students who have completed the CQUniversity Graduate Diploma of Water Resources Management or Australian equivalent.  This is an opportunity 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 electives and study options enable students to create a program of study that meets their individual needs.

Program Structure

CQUniversity offers the Master of 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.

To be eligible for the degree students are required to complete a total of 72 units of study. Students are required to undertake the core courses (24 units) and coursework elective courses (24 units). Of the remaining 24 units of study, students are able to choose from the following study options:

  • Coursework courses (24 units); or
  • Coursework courses (12 units) and minor project (12 units); or
  • Research/minor thesis (24 units); or
  • Industry project (24 units).

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.

Course Code Course Name
Study option 1
Choose four more coursework electives (see structure above)  
Study option 2
Complete minor industry project (A or B)  
Complete two additional elective courses from any stream  
Study option 3
ENEV23005 Water Resources Management Research Minor Thesis
Study option 4
Complete Major Industry Project A and B  

* For Study Option 3 you are required to complete a Research Methods course form your home institution. CQUniversity offers ENEV23001 Research Methods.

* 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 by the Head of Program.

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