The combination of a changing climate and high demand means our water resources are more important than ever. A degree in Integrated Water Management will familiarise you with all aspects of the water cycle, so you can take a leading role in our sustainable future.

  • The Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management is designed to develop future leaders in water management who can address and manage solutions to local, regional, national and international water challenges.
  • Study four courses and develop key strategic, technical and managerial skills relevant to the water sector. Depending on your choice of courses, you might also have the opportunity to go on field trips around Brisbane.
  • Benefit from a program taught in collaboration with experts from the International WaterCentre, UQ, Griffith University, Monash University, and leading academics and practitioners from other organisations.
  • On completion, choose to progress to the Graduate Diploma in Integrated Water Management. Because courses in Integrated Water Management are all taken from the same list, you may be eligible to transfer study credits to the higher-level program.

The Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management will develop well-rounded skills in key areas of water management.

  • Students

    2018 entry

    From 2018, all study for the Graduate Certificate in Water Management will be delivered through the Griffith University Nathan campus or via field trips / intensives.

  • Beyond the classroom

    Get out in the field

    The program is designed to let students learn about water issues first-hand. Depending on what courses you choose, you might go on field trips around Brisbane, Gladstone, South-East Queensland, or as far away as Thailand.

  • Why study

    Flexible study options

    Don't worry – we know you're busy. That's why you can choose to complete coursework in online study modules and discussions. Some courses still have on-campus and field trip requirements – contact the Faculty for details.

  • Why study

    Scholarship opportunities

    The program is taught in conjunction with the International Water Centre, which offers a partial scholarship to every self-funded student who enrols in an Integrated Water Management program. The scholarship is worth up to $7000 for master's level study.

Career outcomes

The Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management equips students with key knowledge and management skills relevant to the water sector.

Graduates typically work across the private, public and not-for-profit sectors, in areas including:

  • International development
  • Government agencies, departments and organisations
  • NGOs
  • Consultancy
  • Utilities
  • Landscape architecture
  • Agriculture
  • Mining
  • Environmental agencies.

Many of our graduates use their qualifications as a way of moving ahead with their careers – whatever field they work in. Alternatively, use the graduate certificate as a stepping-stone to higher-level integrated water management programs, which have more comprehensive study plans and offer greater professional opportunities.


Entry requirements


Degree equivalent to an Australian bachelor degree in a relevant field with a GPA of at least 4.5 on a 7 point scale OR relevant post-secondary study and at least 2 years of relevant work experience. Applications on the basis of post-secondary study and work experience will be individually assessed. Relevant fields include but are not limited to Engineering, Science, Environmental Management, Economics, Commerce, Business, Public Policy, International Development, Architecture, Regional or Town Planning. A minimum of two years practical experience in a related field is preferred.

Program structure


The courses offered in the Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#).

Courses Program Rules

The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management. These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.

Program Rules

To have your degree conferred, you also need to comply with UQ’s policies and rules.

Further study options

Graduates of the Graduate Certificate in Integrated Water Management have the opportunity to progress into the following programs:

Courses and Programs

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