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Full-time study

The first two semesters are module-based, and the final semester is devoted to an individual project in integrated water management, undertaken in Australia or another approved location.

In Semester 2, students choose one of three specialisation streams. All students work on problem-based learning projects and participate in field trips to apply the theoretical knowledge and gain integration skills.


Full-time structure

The full-time option is available to both international and domestic students, who undertake four modules per semester. Note: this option is not available for distance delivery.

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Program options


3 semesters completed in 12 or 18 months

Graduate Diploma

2 semesters completed in 9 months

Graduate Certificate

1 semester completed in 5 months

Program modules

> Find out more details about the individual modules taken each semester.

Foundation semester

A transdisciplinary team of lecturers and water practitioners teaches students the foundation skills of integrated water management, emphasising project management and effective communication for cross-sectoral project teamwork. Read more about Foundation modules.

Integration & specialisation semester

Integration modules strengthen the broad integrated water management framework introduced in the foundation modules by giving students a deeper understanding of key content areas.

Students are able to choose one of three available specialisation streams.

Final project semester

Students undertake self-directed project work to consolidate and apply the concepts, principles and methodologies they have learned in the course.
Students select a specialisation area or industry placement that is interesting and valuable to their professional development. They work closely with supervisors and conduct their projects in Australia or overseas.

Read more about the project | See featured student projects.


Field trips

Semester 1

Three-day field trip to North Stradbroke Island (cost of trip from Brisbane covered in program fees).

Semester 2

10-day field trip to Cairns (North Queensland), covering most of one Semester 2 module (cost of trip from within Australia covered in program fees).

Thailand field trip (International Development stream only)

10-day field trip to Thailand for elective module Community, livelihoods, development & water.

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International students

International students must undertake the program on campus at Griffith University - Nathan campus on a full-time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. For more information about visas, please visit the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.

> More information for international students.


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