Graduate Certificate in Science (Hydrogeology specialisation)

This course is covered by the Higher Education Relief Package and is discounted from $5,000 to $2,500.

(Not available in 2021)

The fully online Graduate Certificate in Science (Hydrogeology specialisation) will provide you with an understanding of the importance, distribution and flow of groundwater systems, and essential skills related to sustainable use of this critical resource.

You will be taught by leading academics in the field and have the opportunity to develop strong industry and professional links to increase your career opportunities upon completion. The certificate can also be used as credit into our Master of Hydrogeology, which will provide the opportunity to further develop your skills to become a leader in the field. The master’s degree also provides an opportunity for you to undertake a research project.

To apply for this course, please choose the Graduate Certificate in Science (Course Code 74250) and do not select a major or specialisation in our application portal. Once you have applied for the course our admissions team will assist you to enrol in units within this field.

Start date
24 July
Study mode
$5,000 Discounted to $2,500 until 24 July

Course code


Student and professor in a lab environment 

What you'll learn

Advanced understanding of hydrogeological systems and the sustainable use of groundwater.

Advanced skills and knowledge in the monitoring and assessment of environmental systems using field, laboratory, modelling and statistical methods and techniques.

Advanced communication, problem solving and technical research skills.

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Get a semester head start towards the Master of Hydrogeology.
  • Take a step towards a job in a field you’re passionate about.
  • Utilise UWA's strong links with industry and professional networks to increase your career opportunities.

Course structure


What's next after this course?

Future study
This graduate certificate can serve as an entry pathway to a master’s degree. Units completed in the graduate certificate can be credited towards the Master of Hydrogeology.
Career outcomes
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental manager