Master of Hydrogeology (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Hydrogeology deals with the distribution, flow and interaction of groundwater with the Earth including the hydrosphere, biosphere and lithosphere. The subject investigates the chemical, physical and biological interactions occurring between water, soils/rocks, the environment and society. This course develops students' abilities to deal with topics such as groundwater dynamics, exploration, drilling and aquifer tests, sustainable allocation of groundwater, contamination and computer modelling.
- Course title
- Master of Hydrogeology (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2019
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- The Master of Hydrogeology has the following exit awards: 72240 Graduate Certificate in Hydrogeology (24 points) (24 points), 72340 Graduate Diploma in Hydrogeology (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 1.5 years (duration may vary for mid year commencement) full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising 72 points of taught units and 24 points of admission credit, as recognised and granted by the Faculty
- Maximum course duration
- 2 years full-time (or equivalent part-time) comprising up to 96 points of taught study (see Rule 5 for further information)
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Sarah Bourke
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Students who have not completed tertiary units that are deemed equivalent to the conversion units for the course must complete relevant conversion units up to the value of 24 points from this group, as advised by the Faculty:
Note: Take units up to the value of 24 points from this group
|S2||GEOS4403||Introduction to Basin Analysis|
|S1||GEOS4498||Fundamentals of Sedimentology|
|S1, S2||SCIE4401||Data Use in Science|
|S1, S2||SCIE4403||The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science|
Take all units (36 points):
|NS||ENVT4401||Advanced Land Use and Management|
|S1, S2||ENVT4411||Geographic Information Systems Applications|
|NS||GEOS5501||Groundwater Flow Modelling|
For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points):
|S1, S2||GEOS5015||Masters Research Project in Hydrogeology Part 1|
|S1, S2||GEOS5016||Masters Research Project in Hydrogeology Part 2|
|S1, S2||GEOS5017||Masters Research Project in Hydrogeology Part 3|
|S1, S2||GEOS5018||Masters Research Project in Hydrogeology Part 4|
For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 36 points, of which 4 units must be at Level 5.
For students in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 12 points.
|NS||ENVT4406||Catchment and River Processes|
|NS||ENVT4409||Remote Sensing of the Environment|
|S2||ENVT5503||Remediation of Soils and Groundwater|
|NS||ENVT5508||Advanced Spatial Analytics|
|S2||ENVT5511||Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management|
|NS||GEOP4002||Near-surface and Environmental Geophysics|
|NS||GEOS4410||Australia's Geological Evolution|
|S2||GEOS4418||Basin Analysis Techniques|
|NS||GEOS5023||Hydrogeology Field Excursion|
|NS, S1, S2||GEOS5502||Hydrogeology Industry Placement|
|S1, S2||SCIE4402||Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The http://matrix-prod.its.uwa.edu.au/handbooks2019/postgraduate/student-procedures'>student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
(a) 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;
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 72240 Graduate Certificate in Hydrogeology (24 points)
- 72340 Graduate Diploma in Hydrogeology (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Hydrogeology course before completing it, but after completing 24 points at Level 4 or Level 5, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Hydrogeology.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Hydrogeology course before completing it, but after completing 48 points at Level 4 or Level 5, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Hydrogeology.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction