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Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology)

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  • Objectives
    The course aims to facilitate skills transfer from another relevant area of engineering or science to the study of groundwater hydrology. Learning outcomes Graduates from this award will have: * an understanding of the basic scientific concepts that underpin the occurrence, distribution, movement and quality of groundwater; * an understanding of the current pressing groundwater management issues and the technologies employed to deal with them; * a basic training in a range of commonly employed field, laboratory and computational methods used in the study of groundwater hydrology; and * the necessary communication, problem-based and critical thinking skills that will promote lifelong learning in their future careers.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants who do not hold the Graduate Certificate in Science (Groundwater Hydrology) must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in any relevant discipline of science and engineering, from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Faculty Board may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology)
  • Course description
    The Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology) is a 36-unit program offered by the Faculty of Science and Engineering on a Commonwealth Supported basis. The course articulates with the Graduate Certificate in Science (Groundwater Hydrology) and the Master of Science (Groundwater Hydrology), and the sequentially developed topics allow progression through the three awards. Students who have completed the graduate certificate are awarded credit for related topics towards the graduate diploma.

    PROGRAM OF STUDY  [November, 2008]

    To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Science (Groundwater Hydrology), a student must complete 36 units with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the following program of study.

    Not all topics are necessarily available in a given year.

    Students must select 12 units from the following:

    CPES8004
        

    CGS National Groundwater School
        

    6

    CPES8151
        

    Groundwater and Soil Hydrology GE
        

    6

    CPES8022
        

    Earth Sciences Field Camp 1 GE^^, OR
        

    6

    CPES8023
        

    Earth Sciences Field Camp 2 GE^
        

    6

    Students must select 24 units from the following

    CPES8004
        

    CGS National Groundwater School
        

    6

    CPES8005
        

    Environmental Research Methods
        

    6

    CPES8010
        

    Geological Processes GE^, OR
        

    6

    CPES8013
        

    Sedimentary Processes GE^^
        

    6

    CPES8022
        

    Earth Sciences Field Camp 1 GE^^
        

    6

    CPES8023
        

    Earth Sciences Field Camp 2 GE^
        

    6

    CPES8110
        

    Introduction to Earth Sciences
        

    6

    CPES8112
        

    Research and Professional Practice in Groundwater Hydrology
        

    6

    CPES8114
        

    Special Topic in Groundwater Hydrology
        

    6

    CPES8131
        

    Surface Water Hydrology GE
        

    6

    CPES8151
        

    Groundwater and Soil Hydrology GE
        

    6

    CPES8152
        

    Global Climate Change and Natural Hazards
        

    6

    CPES8172
        

    Earth Fluid Dynamics and Modelling GE
        

    6

    CPES8252
        

    Hydrochemistry GE
        

    6

    GEOG3013
        

    Geographical Information Systems
        

    6

    Some topics are not available every year.

    ^ = Offered odd years only

    ^^= Offered even years only

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