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40100 AUD/year
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Knowledge of past and present hydrogeological processes is fundamental to predicting future changes, particularly in the area of climate and environmental change. Enhance your skills and knowledge in geoscience by completing the Master of Hydrogeology from The University of Western Australia.

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Hydrogeological systems are complex and their dynamics are controlled by a variety of physical, chemical and biological processes. 

Hydrogeologists aim to understand these processes and how best to utilise groundwater resources both now and for future generations. Hydrogeologists are also critical in the mining, construction and other industries to ensure anthropogenic impacts are minimised and safe working conditions are provided.

About The Course

The Master of Hydrogeology  from The University of Western Australia is suitable for both freshly graduated undergraduate students and professionals already in industry looking to improve their skills/qualifications.

Career Pathways

The Master of Hydrogeology has been developed in close collaboration with all relevant industries to ensure our graduates meet industry employers requirements. Many guest lecturers from industry contribute to the course so you are learning not only from industry experienced academics but industry leaders also. Employment opportunities include the resources industries (minerals, hydrocarbons, and construction) but also exist in government agencies dealing with resources or environmental companies and agencies. 

Many graduates continue to develop their specialist skills in industry or government agencies around the world, while others join academic institutions. 

Active research areas include reactive transport modelling, surface water groundwater interaction, hydrogeological impacts of waste water, arid zone hydrology, geothermal hydrogeology and groundwater dependence of ecosystems to name but a few.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Advanced Land Use and Management 
  • Geographic Information Systems Applications
  • Hydrogeological Systems
  • Catchment Fundamentals
  • Groundwater Flow Modelling
  • Groundwater Hydrochemistry

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 074963C

  • a Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering, or an equivalent qualification, specialising in either geology, environmental engineering, environmental science (including units in hydrology or equivalent), or hydrogeology; or in a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent

Tuition Fee

  • International

    40100 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 80200 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 24 months.

Domestic Average Annual Fee - $9,094.47 (Commonwealth supported students).


Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

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.

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