Master of Hydrogeology

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Science

Program Description

Master of Hydrogeology

The University of Western Australia - Faculty of Science

Master of Hydrogeology

Enhance your skills and knowledge in geoscience by completing the Master of Hydrogeology.

Groundwater is a vital resource, as well as a key factor in the sustainability of both our society and the environment. 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. Knowledge of past and present hydrogeological processes is fundamental to predicting future changes, particularly in the area of climate and environmental change. Hydrogeologists are also critical in the mining, construction and other industries to ensure anthropogenic impacts are minimised and safe working conditions are provided.

Course description, features and facilities

The UWA course in Hydrogeology is suitable for both freshly graduated undergraduate students and professionals already in industry looking to improve their skills/qualifications.

UWA is well suited for teaching and research as it is part of the National Centre for Groundwater Research and Training as well as being part of a number of groundwater related Cooperative Research Centres and Centres of Excellence. World class groundwater research is being in done across many Schools in the Faculty of Science. Much of this research is being undertaken in collaborations with the public and private sectors.

Career Opportunities

The Hydrogeology Masters program has been developed in collaboration with industry to ensure our graduates meet industry employers requirements. The course can also allow a significant focus on research, sufficient to go onto a research career.

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, arid zone hydrology, geothermal hydrogeology, microbialites and groundwater dependence of ecosystems to name but a few.


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Last updated February 5, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
September 2016, March 2017
2 - 5 years
Part time
Full time
Start date September 2016, March 2017
Australia Perth, Western Australia
Application deadline -
End date -
Duration 2 - 5 years
Price - View university website for annual fees