Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management
Managing the world's precious water resources requires professionals to have multidisciplinary knowledge and an integrated approach, involving ecological, scientific, political, hydrological, and planning skills.
The Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management will prepare graduates for a technical and non-research career in water resource management. You will learn how to develop innovative and effective methods for the sustainable management of this critical resource in Aotearoa New Zealand and internationally.
Postgraduate students benefit from the teaching and research conducted by the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management, a joint partnership between UC and Te Whare Wānaka o Aoraki | Lincoln University.
You will need to have either a bachelor's degree from an Aotearoa New Zealand university with relevance to Water Resource Management, or have evidence of your ability to undertake advanced level academic study. Alternatively, you can apply based on significant professional practise in the field.
If English is your additional language, you are also required to meet UC's English language requirements.
For the full entry requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management or use the admission requirements checker.
How to apply
You can apply online at myUC. Find out more about how to apply for graduate and postgraduate qualifications.
The Diploma requires a minimum of 120 points. This involves three compulsory 15-point courses, and 30 points of electives from a specified schedule of courses. The remainder can be chosen from appropriate courses offered at UC and/or Lincoln University.
The PGDipWaterRM takes 1 year of full-time study or 2 years part-time to complete.
Optional courses – choose at least 30 points:
- GEOG404 Resource and Environmental Management (REM) in New Zealand (30 points)
- ENVR410 Concepts and Principles of Environmental Science (15 points)
- ENVR411 Case Studies in Environmental Science (15 points)
- MAST603 Mana Kaitiaki (Māori Resource Management) ( 20 points) (Lincoln University)
- ERST630 Environmental Policy and Planning (20 points) (Lincoln University)
- LWST602 Advanced Resource Management and Planning Law (20 points) (Lincoln University)
- ERST621 Principles of Environmental Impact Assessment (20 points) (Lincoln University)
- ERST632 Economics in Environmental Policy (20 points) (Lincoln University)
The final course options (45 points) will be made available by the Waterways Centre for Freshwater Management.
Postgraduate study can bring many career benefits eg, specialist skills and enhanced knowledge, entry into specific occupations, higher starting salary/progression rates, research capability/achievement, and evidence of high academic attainment/self-discipline.
- Read what other UC postgraduate students have gone on to achieve in their studies and careers in our student and graduate profiles.
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See Tuition Fee Structure for more information
|2023||120||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$7,961|
|2022||120||Fee estimate. Actual fee will be determined by course selection.||$7,748|
|Year||Points||Info||Fees (NZD)||Fees (NZD) Excl GST|
|2022||120||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$33,000||$28,696|
|2023||120||Special (Set) Programme Fee||$34,000||$29,565|
For full requirements, see the Regulations for the Postgraduate Diploma in Water Resource Management.
For study planning help, contact Te Kura Aronukurangi | School of Earth and Environment.
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