Full scholarships for Master of Integrated Water Management candidates

Water managers around the world are facing increasingly complex challenges. Successfully addressing these challenges will require them to collaborate and cross social, environmental and technological boundaries to provide sustainable solutions.

The Master of Integrated Water Management at the University of Queensland is one of the few courses in the world that takes a truly transdisciplinary, integrated approach to water management in both developed and developing country contexts. The degree is co-badged and co-delivered by leading industry practitioners and lecturers from International WaterCentre’s  founding member universities: University of Queensland, Monash University, Griffith University, and the University of Western Australia.

UQ Master of Integrated Water Management
Rowers at UQ rely on proper water management

Why study the Master of Integrated Water Management?

The Master of Integrated Water Management program aims to build future leaders in water management with an emphasis on working either in rural international development, in urban water policy and management, or across stakeholders in the context of integrating water resource management for water, food, energy and environment. The program draws on the expertise of international leaders in education and research across a wide breadth of disciplines, taking a trans-disciplinary whole-of-water-cycle approach that equips students with practical tools and skills for developing and managing the implementation of innovative solutions to local, regional, national and international water challenges. Graduates will be part of a growing and vibrant global professional network of alumni, lecturers and institutions, with continued access to a pool of expertise and opportunities for professional development. For more information, visit the IWC website (www.watercentre.org/education/masters).

The Master of Integrated Water Management program is custom-designed to give participants the technical, managerial and leadership skills they need to create innovative and sustainable solutions to global water challenges. Three specialisation streams are available:
  1. International Development
  2. Urban Water
  3. Water, Land and People
Students will develop the strategic, managerial and technical skills they need to advance in the water sector. They will become familiar with all aspects of integrated water resource management; be capable of providing water management expertise to help reduce poverty through equitable and sustainable use of water; be skilled to provide technical and managerial input into 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 impacting on effective water solutions; and understand the governance and institutional frameworks underpinning water resource management. The program focuses on building the skills base of students in such areas as critical thinking, problem solving, statistics and data management, knowledge transfer and effective leadership.

While students enroll at the University of Queensland, modules are jointly delivered by world-leading industry experts and lecturers from IWC’s four founding universities. Upon graduation, students receive a co-badged degree. This means they receive a testamur with the logos of all four universities.

Scholarships for Master of Integrated Water Management candidates

The International WaterCentre (IWC) is offering several full scholarships for high calibre candidates accepted into the Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) commencing in Semester 1, 2015.
  • Applications are now open for international students.
  • Up to four international scholarships will be awarded including two full scholarships (each valued at AUD$79,311, including tuition fees and living expenses) plus up to two full tuition scholarships (each valued at AU$50,776).
  • Apply for a scholarship by August 1, 2014.
  • Enroll at the University of Queensland Australia and start the MIWM program full-time in February 2015.

Program: Master of Integrated Water Management
Location: Brisbane, Queensland
Duration: 1.5 years
Semester intake: February
Application deadline: November 30, 2014


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