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Undergraduate subject

Water Science and Management

20 November 2023
‌Develop industry skills on managing, using, and researching water science and resources.


Water Science and Management


Freshwater in Aotearoa New Zealand and around the world is facing more pressure than ever before. Balancing the often competing needs of people and ecosystems requires an integrated approach that is forward-thinking and courageous. Our courses help people begin or progress their career in water science and management. The postgraduate programmes are offered in joint partnership between UC and Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki | Lincoln University, through the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management.

Whether your ambition is to be a researcher, consultant, or something out-of-the-box, we have the pathway to get you there. Our range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses are taught out of UC and Lincoln universities, by leading experts in the field.

Water Science and Management

Water Science and Management

Career opportunities

Demand for graduates in this field, with associated science, engineering, and environment management skills, has never been greater.

Graduates go on to work as water resource managers, researchers, advisors, or consultants in:

  • Local, regional, and central government, rūnanga, and environmental consultancies
  • Water-dependent industries such as hydroelectricity, irrigation, dairy, and other agriculture
  • Interest groups, NGOs, and community water initiatives
  • Research institutes and universities (usually requiring a PhD).

Related brochures

Undergraduate Prospectus

Whakatairanga Ākonga

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International Prospectus 2024/2025

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