Postgraduate Student Information
The Waterways Centre offers several postgraduate qualifications in Water Resource Management, through both the University of Canterbury and Lincoln University. These are designed to prepare you for a career as a water resource manager, researcher, advisor or consultant. A list of Waterways degrees is available in our brochure here (PDF, 800kb)
Forms for current WCFM students are available here.
Master of Water Resource Management: Consists of one year (F/T) of taught courses (as for the PGDip, above), then a year undertaking a research thesis.
MWRM at the University of Canterbury
MWRM at Lincoln University
PhD in Water Resource Management: a three year programme of study, undertaking research of relevance to the effective management of freshwater resources, culminating in a PhD thesis.
PhD at the University of Canterbury
PhD at Lincoln University
The requirements for enrolling in each of these qualifications is listed on each University website. Ideas for Masters and PhD research topics can be discussed with Waterways staff at any time. You may have a research topic in mind, or you may consult the lists of suggested research topics.
Selecting courses for your degree
The postgraduate WATR courses form the core of a Postgraduate Diploma or a Master (Part I) in Water Resource Management. These are further described below. In addition to the WATR courses you will need to take other courses in resource management, and can include courses that further your skills in your own particular area of expertise to make up a total of 120 points or credits. For a description of how to structure your degree and electives to choose from, see the Recommended Course list, here (PDF, 529kb).
The following links will take you directly to the course pages for WATR courses, for both University of Canterbury and Lincoln University.
|WATR401: Advanced Water Resources
(University of Canterbury)
WATR601: Advanced Water Resources
Freshwater resource definition, characterisation, use, and impacts of exploitation and their management or mitigation.
Quantification of freshwater resrouces and methods for environmental impact control and mitigation. A week-long block course (8:30 - 5:00 each day). In 2018 the course is scheduled for the week of August 27 - August 31, during midterm break, and there will be assessments and an exam scheduled later in Semester 2.
|WATR403: Water Management, Policy and Planning
(University of Canterbury)
WATR603: Water Management, Policy and Planning
|WATR404: Water Special Topic (University of Canterbury)
WATR604: Water Special Topic (Lincoln University)
A link to Lincoln's WATR604 page will be live early 2018.
|WATR405: Research Methods and Communication (University of Canterbury)
WATR605: Research Methods and Communication (Lincoln University)
|ENGE414: Applied Hydrogeology||
Semester 1 (UC only)
|WATR690: Masters Thesis (UC)
WATR651: Masters Thesis (LU)
|A 120 point research thesis|
The Waterways Centre also advertises and provides scholarship opportunities for students.