6 months
19000 AUD/year
4008 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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The Groundwater Hydrology program from Flinders University enables scientists, engineers and other environmental professionals whose work requires groundwater knowledge to complete a professional and industry-focused study of groundwater hydrology.   

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You will gain a wide understanding of hydrological processes and phenomena, including but not limited to groundwater. Other associated topics teach you the critical interrelationships groundwater has with surface water hydrology and vegetation, amongst others.

Our strong postgraduate groundwater hydrology teaching program is complemented by a leading research program for the training of PhD by research students.

Flinders University is a key partner in the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training (NCGRT), which is located on the Flinders campus.

The NCGRT provides strong links with industry and access to a large range of expertise not otherwise available, with numerous leading state and federal agencies such as CSIRO Land and Water, the Department of Environment and Water, and other partners.

Your career  

Groundwater hydrology is a major growth area for employment worldwide and trained professionals in this area are in demand. Graduates of the Groundwater Hydrology program from Flinders University have found jobs in natural resource and environment agencies of government, environmental consultancies and in industry sectors such as agriculture, mining, aquacultures and water resource planning and management.

Potential occupations include:

  • groundwater modeller
  • environmental scientist/GIS
  • senior natural systems officer
  • water engineer.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Australian Groundwater School
  • Groundwater Modelling 
  • Hydrochemistry 
  • Physical Hydrogeology  
  • Contaminant and Tracer Hydrology  
  • Field Methods in Hydrology 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 6 months

Start dates & application deadlines


18 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 047375C  

  • Applicants must normally hold an approved degree or equivalent qualification in any relevant discipline of science and engineering, from an approved tertiary institution. However, the Dean (Education) may, under certain circumstances and subject to specific conditions, admit others who can show evidence of fitness for candidature.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    19000 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 19000 AUD per year during 6 months.
  • National

    4008 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 4008 AUD per year during 6 months.

Living costs for Adelaide

1328 - 2474 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Groundwater Hydrology
Flinders University


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