Graduate Diploma of Water Resources Management

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  • Objectives
    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.
  • Entry requirements
    Applicants must have completed CQUniversity's Graduate Certificate in Water Resources Management or Australian equivalent. International students should visit for further information including English language requirements. Program Rules 1. Students must complete at least 50% of their studies at their home institution. 2. Students who undertake study option 3 or 4 are required to complete ’Research Methodology’ as part of their elective course requirement prior to the commencement of their research or industry project. ‘Research Methodology’ will require students to develop a project proposal. This proposal will form the basis of the proposal required to be approved by the Program Director in the semester prior to commencing study options 3 or 4. 3. At the discretion of the Program Director, students may be granted credit1 for two coursework electives where students are able to provide evidence that they have successfully completed a similar postgraduate course previously. Credit will not be granted for the core courses. 4. At the discretion of the Program Director, students that are able to provide evidence that they have successfully completed a similar postgraduate course or can demonstrate knowledge through professional experience, will be eligible to undertake an alternate coursework elective in its place. 5. Students may be allowed to undertake coursework electives from other university postgraduate courses with the approval of the Program Director. 6. Students must satisfy course pre-requisites, unless otherwise approved by the Program Director. 7. Students should consult with the Program Director before enrolling in the Specialised Studies 1 (Hydrology and Water Resources Advanced Topics) course. 8. Students are required to complete at least 3 specialist courses from streams (1-5). Program Notes 1. All the ICE WaRM Universities contribute expertise to the delivery of the core courses. These courses and other specified courses are delivered using ‘Access Grid’, an internet conference facility. 2. This programme is full fee paying. 3. It is important to note that not all coursework electives will be offered every year or study period and that timetabling difficulties may prevent enrolment in some electives. Availability of some coursework electives may be subject to minimum enrolment requirements. Students are urged to discuss their coursework electives with the Program Director.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma of Water Resources Management
  • Course description

    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.

    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.

    Program Structure

    In undertaking courses in the Graduate Certificate students may be able to link into any of the CQUniversity Access Grids or the Access Grid of the partners involved in ICE WaRM for particular courses.


    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 (of which at least 3 must be undertaken from 1 stream).


    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:


        * Deakin University
        * Flinders University
        * The University of Adelaide
        * The University of South Australia

    Core courses

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

    Stream 4 - Groundwater Hydrology / Hydrogeology
    Please refer to Water Resource program structure      

    Stream 5 - Irrigation
    Please refer to Water Resource program structure      

    Stream 6 - Free Electives
    ENEV21003     Adapting to Climatic Variability
    ENEV22001     Holistic Infrastructure Management
    ENEV22002     Innovative Thinking & Strategies
    ENEV22003     Sustainable Decentralised Systems
    EVST19007     Environmental and Social Impact Assessment
    EVST19008     Environmental Management
    EVST20009     Thinking Systemically and Sustainably

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

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