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Graduate Diploma of Water Resources Management

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  • Objectives
    Deakin University is part of a consortium which has developed a suite of postgraduate programs in water resources management. The Graduate Diploma of Water Resources Management can be undertaken as an exit point from the Master of Water Resources Management or as a stand-alone qualification. The course will provide students with an opportunity to increase the breadth and depth of their knowledge and application of skills in the area of water resources management (WRM). For further information about the full range of units offered through the consortium contact http://www.icewarm.com.au (external site).
  • Entry requirements
    Completion of: 4 year undergraduate degree including honours in a relevant field* (Australian or equivalent); 4 year undergraduate degree in a relevant field (Australian or equivalent) with relevant experience**; 3 year undergraduate degree plus honours in a relevant field* (Australian or equivalent); or 3 year undergraduate degree in a relevant field* (Australian or equivalent) with relevant experience** (requiring student to enter at Graduate Certificate level only). *Engineering and Science are considered as relevant fields. **Relevant experience will need to be demonstrated to an appropriate level. Exit points Students have the option of exiting at Graduate Certificate (4 cps) level.
  • Academic Title
    Graduate Diploma of Water Resources Management
  • Course description
    Fees and charges

    Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
    EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.


    This is a fee-paying course.  Domestic students may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance in paying these tuition fees.  For more information about FEE-HELP go to http://www.deakin.edu.au/future-students/fees/


    Fee paying place - Domestic (DFP)
    A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
    Fee paying places are available to domestic students. Domestic students are those who are Australian citizens, New Zealand citizens or holders of a permanent visa.

    * The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
    The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at  http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
    Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
    Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.


    Course rules
    The Graduate Diploma of Water Resources Management is an eight credit point on-campus program. Students must complete:


    Course structure

    Four common core units

    SEN761 Global Water Systems 1 - Natural Water Cycle  

    SEN762 Global Water Systems 2 - Engineered Water Cycle  

    SEN763 Water Resources and Society  

    SEN764 Water Resources Planning and Management  

    plus four elective units - at least three units from within one specialism
    Management of Water Infrastructure

    SEN724 Water Resources Systems Analysis  

    SEN740 Water Treatment Processes  

    SEN741 Wastewater Treatment Processes  

    SEN743 Water Resources Engineering  

    SEN745 Water Reclamation and Reuse  

    SEN752 Engineering Management and the Environment  

    SEV710 Risk and Environmental Sustainability  
    Aquatic Ecosystem Management*
    * Specialism is currently under revision.



    Equipment requirements
    Students must have access to the Internet, a microcomputer, modem and printer to provide, via the telephone network, communication with Deakin University's on-campus computers. Prospective students may wish to contact the School of Engineering and Information Technology to obtain information about the hardware and software requirements, telephone 03 5227 2536.



    Admission requirements - general
    Deakin University offers admission to undergraduate courses through a number of Admission categories.
    In all categories of admission, selection is based primarily on academic merit as indicated by an applicant's previous academic record.
    For more information on the Deakin Admissions Policy visit The Guide.


    Admission requirements - specific
    Completion of:
    4 year undergraduate degree including honours in a relevant field* (Australian or equivalent);
    4 year undergraduate degree in a relevant field (Australian or equivalent) with relevant experience**;
    3 year undergraduate degree plus honours in a relevant field* (Australian or equivalent); or
    3 year undergraduate degree in a relevant field* (Australian or equivalent) with relevant experience** (requiring student to enter at Graduate Certificate level only).

    *Engineering and Science are considered as relevant fields. **Relevant experience will need to be demonstrated to an appropriate level.

    Exit points
    Students have the option of exiting at Graduate Certificate (4 cps) level.


    Advanced standing - general
    The University aims to provide students with as much credit as possible for approved prior study or informal learning which exceeds the normal entrance requirements for the course and is within the constraints of the course regulations. Students are required to complete a minimum of one-third of the course at Deakin University, or four credit points, whichever is the greater. In the case of certificates, including graduate certificates, a minimum of two credit points within the course must be completed at Deakin.

    You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.


    Advanced standing - specific
    Advanced standing may be granted for relevant postgraduate studies, in accordance with standard University rules.


    How to apply

    Applications must be made directly to the university through the Applicant Portal referring to closing dates for applications as dates for particular courses may vary.

    Your faculty may require further information from you when submitting your application. Please refer to the faculty information website for further details.

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