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Master of Catchment Science

Postgraduate | GRF-CAT-MAS | 2024

Protect Australia's iconic river basins

This is the only postgraduate degree of its kind in the world. You will learn how to plan projects that preserve Australia’s river catchments. Combine your scientific, engineering and economic knowledge. Work directly with a water sector employer.

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Master of Catchment Science

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Career opportunities

The Master of Catchment Science will equip you with the skills and knowledge across hydrology, ecology, environmental chemistry, geomorphology, GIS and remote sensing, statistical and mathematical data analysis, hydrology, hydraulics, hydrological and catchment modelling and economics to play a leading technical role in designing, delivering and evaluating policies, plans, projects, programs and infrastructures for catchment or river basin protection, restoration and management. Graduates will be better able to progress or pursue opportunities working with consulting firms, local governments, water utilities, catchment management organisations and state or national governments.

Potential job outcomes

Graduates will find improved work opportunities in:

  • Consultancy
  • Water utilities
  • Local government
  • Natural resource or catchment management agencies
  • State or national government

Career outlook

Environmental Managers:
Over $120K
Policy Analysts:
$93K to $120K
Policy and Planning Managers:
Over $120K

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