Masters Prospectus

Nested Masters Programme in Water Resources Management

Content and Structure
Stream Specialisations
Stream Offerings Table
Delivery Mode Options
Enquiries
How to apply: University Partners

The International Centre of Excellence in Water Resources Management (ICE WaRM) brings together a national network of education institutions and industry bodies to deliver a diverse range of high quality programmes. This award-winning suite of water resources management programmes and courses has been developed by ICE WaRM in conjunction with its partners. The programme is targeted at current working professionals seeking to upgrade and update knowledge and skills, as well as recent graduates planning to undertake postgraduate studies leading to a career in the water industry.

Nested Masters brochure

Postgraduate Programmes

The ICE WaRM Nested Masters Programme offers postgraduate study at three levels:

- Master of Water Resources Management
- Graduate Diploma in Water Resources Management
- Graduate Certificate in Water Resources Management

These programmes offer a unique blend of cross-institutional and cross-faculty study providing students with access to a wide range of expertise, resources and state-of-the-art research facililties in the broad field of water resources management. This collaborative programme offers a wide selection of specialised coursework electives and flexible study options enabling students to create a programme of study that meets their individual needs.

Content and Structure

The Nested Masters programme is structured as follows. While the programmes articulate in an upward direction, there is the option to exit at any of the three points, as shown below.









































Step One

Complete the following four core courses:


 Global Water Systems I
(Natural Water Cycle)

 Global Water Systems II
(Engineered Water Cycle)

Water Resources and Society


Water Resources Planning
 and Management











PLUS


Step Two

Complete four coursework electives, ensuring that at least three out of four are from your stream specialisation:

Stream 1 - Ecosystem and Catchment Management
Stream 2 - Management of Water Infrastructure

 Stream 3 - Water Quality and Treatment

Stream 4 - Groundwater Hydrology/Hydrogeology


Stream 5 - Irrigation


Stream 6 - Water Planning



Unstreamed Electives

       

















PLUS


Step Three

 
Study Option 1
Four additional coursework
electives from any stream

       Study Option 3                  
        Research Project                  
 
Study Option 2
Two additional coursework electives
 from any stream and
Minor Industry or Research Project

 Study Option 4          
Major Industry Project          













Stream Specialisations

From 2009, ICE WaRM and its partner universities will collaboratively offer six stream specialisations. A specialisation is relevant to those enrolled in the Graduate Diploma or Master of Water Resources Management.

Students are encouraged to choose their stream specialisation and 'home institution' prior to enrolling in the programme. In order to choose a home institution, the following aspects should be considered:

  • Stream specialisation availability - check your preferred stream is offered.
  • Course offerings - ensure you have browsed the university websites and read the course outlines.
  • Delivery mode offering: consider whether the delivery mode and location is suitable (ie on campus or off campus).

Stream Offerings Table

Please see the table below to view the current stream offerings by each partner university.

 Stream Offerings
  S  
  A  
  F  
CQU CSU
 Stream 1 - Ecosystem and Catchment Management
  x
  x
 
 Stream 2 - Management of Water Infrastructure
 x  x    x  
 Stream 3 - Water Quality and Treatment
 x  x
     
 Stream 4 - Groundwater Hydrology/Hydrogeology
    x
   
 Stream 5 - Irrigation
 x        x
 Stream 6 - Water Planning
 x      x  













 University of
South Australia
University
of Adelaide
 Flinders
University
CQUniversity
Australia
Charles Sturt
University*
 S A
F
CQU
CSU*





*Charles Sturt University (CSU) is a teaching institution but is not an ICE WaRM partner university.

Delivery Mode Options

ICE WaRM's programmes offer a range of flexible delivery options, for both the core courses and coursework electives. In Semester 2, 2008 ICE WaRM launched the core courses via distance (external) delivery mode, allowing students from any location in Australia or overseas to study the programme. Core courses are also offered in semester mode.

Distance (External) Mode

Students are now able to enroll in any ICE WaRM programme via distance mode at one of two partner universities, in a selection of stream specialisations.

The options are:


 
Stream Specialisation via Distance Mode


Partner University Offering the Stream
(Student enrols as home institution)

 Stream 1 - Ecosystems and Catchment Management - CQUniversity
 Stream 2 - Management of Water Infrastructure
- CQUniversity
- University of South Australia
 Stream 3 - Water Quality and Treatment
- University of South Australia
 Stream 6 - Water Planning
- CQUniversity
- University of South Australia



Core courses and certain coursework electives are offered in the following modes:

 Semester

 (Internal)
 
Access Grid is a high-tech interactive internet conferencing teaching medium whereby all five partner universities join a virtual classroom, face-to-face in real time. Course materials and lecturer and student interactions are supported via a secure student portal.

 Intensive*

 (Internal
       &
 External)
 

Intensive delivery comprises 3-5 days of teaching plus assessment, and meets the needs of working professionals


 Distance

 (External)
 
Delivery allows full flexibility for the student to study anytime, anywhere. Course materials and lecturer and student interaction are supported via a secure student portal. Students receive materials via post.


*For core courses, intensive delivery is subject to minimum numbers.

Course Mode Timetable

In order to see which courses are available via any of the three delivery modes, click here

Enquiries

To make an enquiry into distance mode delivery, programme enrolments, or other enquiries email us

How to apply: University Partners

ICE WaRM's university partners are involved in the delivery of this programme, providing students with the opportunity to specialise in their area of interest in water resources management.
To apply for a course,click on the university you wish to enrol with below to go directly to their Masters web pages and access information on how to enrol.