24 months
43200 AUD/year
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The Master of Hydrogeology program from The University of Western Australia has been developed in close collaboration with industry stakeholders to meet employers’ requirements. Many guest lecturers from industry contribute to the course, so you are learning not only from industry-experienced academics but also directly from industry leaders. 

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Groundwater is vital to the sustainability of society, especially in Australia. Hydrogeology deals with the distribution and flow of groundwater beneath Earth's surface and the interaction of groundwater with the atmosphere, biosphere and Earth's crust via chemical, physical and biological processes in groundwater systems. 

This Master of Hydrogeology program from The University of Western Australia will develop your understanding of these complex and dynamic processes and the impacts of human activity and environmental change on groundwater systems. Topics such as groundwater flow systems, aquifer characterisation, contamination and remediation, numerical modelling and groundwater management are covered in the course and there is an opportunity to undertake a research project.

Career Pathways 

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:

  • Basin Analysis 
  • Sedimentology  
  • Data Use in Science 
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
  • Water in a Changing Climate  
  • Groundwater Flow Modelling 
  • Groundwater Hydrochemistry 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


96 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE: 074963C  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—

  • a Bachelor's degree, or an equivalent qualification, as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • successfully completed prior tertiary study in geology, environmental engineering, environmental science (including units in hydrology or equivalent), or hydrogeology or in a related cognate discipline as recognised by UWA.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    43200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 86400 AUD for the full programme during 24 months.
  • National Commonwealth supported students: $8,825.24

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 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.

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