Program Details

The program draws on the expertise of international leaders in education and research across a wide breadth of disciplines, taking a trans-disciplinary "whole-of-water-cycle" approach that equips students with practical tools and skills for developing and
Location:
Brisbane, Australia
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:
Graduate
Term:
Academic Year

Program Overview

Program Description:
The Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) is coordinated by the International WaterCentre based in Brisbane. The program aims at building future leaders in water management with an emphasis on working either in rural international development, in urban water policy and management, or across stakeholders in the context of integrating water resource management for water, food, energy and environment. Graduates are capable of providing water management expertise to help reduce poverty through sustainable use of water; provide technical and managerial input into the planning, design and operation of water projects and facilities; understand the principles of managing water, wastewater and stormwater systems and water sensitive urban design; recognise the socio-economic factors relevant to effective water solutions; and understand governance frameworks for good water management. Upon graduation, students receive a co-badged degree delivered by four leading Australian universities: The University of Queensland, Griffith University, Monash University and The University of Western Australia.

The program draws on the expertise of international leaders in education and research across a wide breadth of disciplines, taking a trans-disciplinary "whole-of-water-cycle" approach that equips students with practical tools and skills for developing and managing the implementation of innovative solutions to local, regional, national and international water challenges. The program uses innovative, problem-based and experiential education approaches including field trips, case studies, workshops and final semester project.

The program prepares participants to management positions in the public, private and non-governmental sectors, international development agencies, consultancies, private water management companies, utilities, or policy and planning bodies at various levels of government.
Setting Description:
Students enrol at The University of Queensland (UQ) or The University of Western Australia (UWA), depending on their chosen specialisation stream. International students come to Australia to study the program full-time (1.5 years, 3 semesters) while domestic students can study the program part-time/distance (3 years, 6 semesters).
Cost:
Indicative tuition fees for 2013: • Full-time students: AU$ 15,400 per semester Note: enrolling universities review their tuition fees each year and these fees are subject to change. Scholarships Several scholarships and other funding options are available to study the Master of Integrated Water Management: • IWC Full-tuition Masters Scholarships • See the International WaterCentre website for further information

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