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Master of Water Resource Management

Graduation requirements

To graduate with the Master of Water Resource Management, students must satisfactorily complete 96 points.

To exit with the Graduate Diploma of Water Resource Management, students must satisfactorily complete 64 points.

To exit with the Graduate Certificate in Water Resource Management, students must satisfactorily complete 32 points.

Study Mode

Online Education, Distance Learning & External study modes available

What is this course about?

CSU's Master of Water Resource Management provides the knowledge required for upper level management of the nationally significant issue of water sustainability facing Australia.

Due to its location in the Murray Darling Basin, Charles Sturt University is uniquely placed to offer the knowledge and skills to address the nationally significant issues facing Australia with respect to water use and sustainability.

The use of water in Australia is the biggest issue facing the sustainability of our natural and agricultural resources. Increased frequency of droughts, climate variability and increased demands create issues that require a knowledge of both the ecology as well as the policy and management issues that are inexctricably linked to water use in Australia.

This course provides the knowledge required for upper level management of these issues and are particularly suited to those who wish to equip themselves with the ability to continue to address these issues in the future.

Exit points from the Master program are provided at the Graduate Certificate and Graduate Diploma levels. This structure provides considerable flexibility allowing students to quickly gain the water resource management related knowledge and qualification they need today, and to add to their credentials at a later date if necessary.

There is a practical component associated with this course.

Residential school

Some subjects in this course have a compulsory residential school requirement which requires attendance at Albury-Wodonga Campus for between two and four days duration.

Course structure

The course consists of 96 points for the Master degree, the first 32 points comprise the Graduate Certificate exit point and the first 64 points comprise the Graduate Diploma exit point. The course articulates within specialised postgraduate course degrees in Wager Management (ie the Postgraduate Certificate in River Restoration and Manamement as well as the Graduate Diploma in Water Policy and Governance). Subjects can be substituted with the approval of the Course Coordinator

Graduate Certificate in Water Resource Management (exit point)

Students select subjects (32 points) from the list below

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
BIO401 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO402 River Restoration and Protection
BIO461 Applied Conservation Biology
ECO356 Environmental Economics
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
ENM433 People in the Global Environment
GEO360 Catchment Management through Community Development
GEO513 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
IRR400 Fundamentals of Irrigation
IRR402 Critical Factors in Irrigation
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
REC405 Open Space Planning
SPA415 Principles of GIS
SPA406 GIS Applications
SPA414 Current Issues in GIS

Graduate Diploma of Water Resource Management (exit point)

Students select subjects (64 points) from the list below.

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
BIO401 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO402 River Restoration and Protection
BIO461 Applied Conservation Biology
ECO356 Environmental Economics
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
ENM433 People in the Global Environment
GEO360 Catchment Management through Community Development
GEO513 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
IRR400 Fundamentals of Irrigation
IRR402 Critical Factors in Irrigation
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
REC405 Open Space Planning
SPA415 Principles of GIS
SPA406 GIS Applications
SPA414 Current Issues in GIS

Master of Water Resource Management

In addition to the subjects completed for the Graduate Diploma (exit point only) students will complete

ENM433 People in the Global Environment
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management
PKM562 Environmental Policy
SPA512 Cartography & Data Visualisation

Subjects from the Master of Water Resource Management course may be undertaken in the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma exit points at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.

Subjects from the Master of Water Resource Management course may be substituted with subjects from the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma list of subjects, or other related courses, at the discretion of the Course Coordinator.

Enrolment pattern

By part-time Distance Education study.

Session 1 (S1)

Students select 16 points from the following subject list:

BIO401 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO461 Applied Ecological Conservation
ECO356 Environmental Economics
GEO513 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
IRR400 Fundamentals of Irrigation
REC405 Open Space Planning
SPA415 Principles of GIS
SPA414 Current Issues in GIS

Session 2 (S2)

Students select 16 points from the following subject list:

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
BIO402 River Restoration and Protection
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
GEO360 Catchment Management through Community Development
IRR402 Critical Factors in Irrigation
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
SPA406 GIS Applications

Students may opt to exit at this point with the Graduate Certificate in Water Resource Management qualification.

Session 3 (S1)

Students select 16 points from the following subject list:

BIO401 River and Floodplain Ecology
BIO461 Applied Ecological Conservation
ECO356 Environmental Economics
GEO513 River Hydrology and Geomorphology
IRR400 Fundamentals of Irrigation
REC405 Open Space Planning
SPA415 Principles of GIS
SPA414 Current Issues in GIS

Session 4 (S2)

Students select 16 points from the following subject list:

AHT404 Climate Change Impacts, Mitigation and Adaptation
BIO402 River Restoration and Protection
ENM422 Environmental Impact Assessment and Auditing
GEO360 Catchment Management through Community Development
IRR402 Critical Factors in Irrigation
PSC420 Water Policy and Management
SPA406 GIS Applications

Students may opt to exit at this point with the Graduate Diploma of Water Resource Management qualification.

Session 5 (S1)

PKM562 Environmental Policy
SPA512 Cartography & Data Visualisation

Session 6 (S2)

ENM433 People in the Global Environment
LAW530 Environmental Law and Management

Articulation

  • Graduate Certificate in Water Resource Management
  • Graduate Diploma of Water Resource Management
  • Master of Water Resource Management

At a glance

Study Mode

Distance education

Where

Albury-Wodonga

When

Session 1; Session 2

Level

Postgraduate

Duration

1.5 years full-time or 3 years part-time

International?

YES

Indicative ATAR

N/A

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