Master of Integrated Water Management
The International WaterCentre Master of Integrated Water Management creates water leaders by drawing on international teaching and research from many fields to provide a transdisciplinary, whole-of-water-cycle approach to water management.
*Note: part-time/distance available only to Australian/New Zealand citizens and Australian Permanent Residents.
Get a degree from Australia's top universities
Students enrol at either The University of Queensland or The University of Western Australia. Modules are taught by a team of lecturers from IWC's four member universities, all experts in their fields.
Upon graduation, students receive a co-badged degree: the testamur (degree certificate) bears the logos of IWC's four member universities:
The IWC member universities are above world standard in research rankings according to the Australian Research Council and amongst the top 1% in the world for teaching and research (QS World University Rankings).
International career opportunities
Choose your career path
MIWM graduates are well-equipped to pursue work with NGOs, government or aid agencies, consultancies, water utilities, community development agencies, environmental regulators and agricultural, mining and industrial companies. Read more...
Choose your specialisation stream
Your study destination will depend on your chosen specialisation stream.
* You must enrol at the partner university delivering your chosen specialisation stream from the beginning of the program (Semester 1). In other words, you must select a specialisation stream before you commence the program.
See the description of each specialisation stream to help you choose one.
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Scholarships and grants
A range of funding options exist for students who are interested in IWC postgraduate programs in integrated water management:
- IWC Scholarships (currently open)
- AusAID Scholarships (for selected countries only)
- Other scholarships (Government scholarships and loans from your home country, international scholarships, etc.)
Included in fees
- field trips (Thailand field trip is subsidised)
- networking opportunities with water industry professionals
Study water management and advance your career
- Become familiar with all aspects of integrated water management.
- Gain water management expertise for developed and developing countries.
- Understand the importance of integrated water management from a global to local scale.
- Learn integration and managerial skills for planning, design and operation of water projects and facilities.
- Understand the principles of managing water supply, wastewater treatment and urban infrastructure projects.
- Recognise the socio-economic factors affecting water solutions.
- Study governance and institutional frameworks underpinning water management.
Integrated water management - is it for you?
IWC students come from diverse academic backgrounds such as engineering, biology, chemistry, geology, public health, hydrology, natural resource management, social sciences and philosophy.
IWC students have an undergraduate degree in a related field of study and relevant work experience. They are new, mid or senior level professionals who want to change career direction or gain new perspectives in their fields.
Effective 'water leaders' model
This model helps to explain the concept on an integrated approach to water management, which is taught at IWC. Download a high level conceptual model of effective water leaders here.
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