Master of Water Resource Management

Course 217-WR (2009)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2009. Search for this in the current handbook

Year and Campus: 2009
Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Level: Graduate/Postgraduate


Assoc.Professor Hector Malano
Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering
Tel: +61 3 83446645


Course Coordinator:
Assoc. Professor H M Malano E:

School of Engineering:
Rebecca Randall E:

Course Overview: The Graduate Program in Water Resources Management is designed to meet the theoretical and practical needs of professionals working in water resources authorities, consultancy, education and related fields.

The program provides participants with a broad understanding of the issues involved in water resources management and development. Participants are able to focus on various areas of water resources management by tailoring their programs to their specific needs and interests.

Participants are able to choose from a wide range of elective subjects and focus their program on various areas including water science and engineering, management or institutional aspects of water resources.

Themes covered include: irrigation and drainage design and management, surface hydrology, groundwater hydrology, surface and groundwater quality management, water resources allocation and competition, water resources policy, water resources institutions, water resources economics, and institutional, legal and political framework.
Objectives: That a graduate of the program should:
  • acquire skills in the planning, developing and managing of water resource systems in a sustainable manner;
  • gain experience of research in a chosen area of water resources management, development and use;
  • gain advanced knowledge of principles and implementation of integrated water resources management.
Subject Options: CourseStream
Core Subjects
Study Period Commencement:
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Restricted Elective Subjects (a minimum of 25 points)

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:
Semester 1
Not offered in 2009
Elective Subjects
37.5 points of subjects chosen from Electives Table or other subjects approved by the Course Coordinator (not more than 25 points research)
Study Period Commencement:
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Semester 1
Semester 1
Semester 1, Semester 2
Semester 2
Entry Requirements: Entry Requirements

4 year degree in engineering or science in a relevant discipline with an average grade of at least 65% or via pathway (average grade equivalent to at least 65% at the University of Melbourne).

Language Requirements

International students and students whose prior qualifications are from a university overseas where English is not the official language of instruction and examination need to supply proof of academic English language competency. Proof acceptable to the University includes:

Original evidence of an English Language test score at a sitting within the last 24 months of either -

TOEFL - at least 577 and a TWE of at least 4.5 (paper based) or a TOEFL of at least 233 with an Essay Rating of at least 4.5 (computer based)
IELTS - at least 6.5. (A minimum band score of 6 is required in the Academic Writing module).

Entry under a slightly lower Engineering alternative* English Language entry requirement is available as follows:

TOEFL - at least 550, with a TWE of 4 or the computer based TOEFL of at least 213 with an Essay Rating Score of at least 4 and agreeing in writing to undertake and pass an ESL subject in the first semester of study at The University of Melbourne
IELTS - at least 6 and agreeing in writing to undertake and pass an ESL subject in the first semester of study at The University of Melbourne.

* The Faculty of Engineering's English Language alternative may affect the duration and cost of your course.

Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:

Further Study: -
Graduate Attributes: None

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