Master of Integrated Water Management

Creating future water leaders
MIWM
How to enrol
Program Costs
Scholarships
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IWC COURSES

MASTER OF INTEGRATED WATER MANAGMENT (MIWM)

The Master of Integrated Water Management (MIWM) is one of the few programs in the world that takes a truly integrated approach to water management, bringing together social, economic, ecological, and engineering dimensions to effectively address complex sustainable development challenges that have water at their core.

Testimonial

For anyone thinking of enrolling in the MIWM, I’d like to say that it is not an engineering course. It’s made up of students from all kinds of water-related professions from all over the world. You’ll gain a lot from the course, and gain from sharing knowledge and experience with the class.
Pauline Komolong, Papua New Guinea, 2013 Cohort

How to enrol

The MIWM Program has been custom-designed to offer water professionals an industry-leading, integrated learning experience. The program is built around workshops, field trips and problem-based learning activities developed to align with real-world water management challenges.

There is only one intake per year in Trimester 1 (February) and the Program commences with a week of on-campus workshops and field work. The first three days involve a field trip to North Stradbroke Island (Queensland), with the remainder of the week spent at Griffith University participating in intensive workshops and lectures.

IMPORTANT DATES

Program applications close

(International students, full-time)

30 November the year before commencement
Program applications close

(Domestic students, full-time or part-time/distance)

31 January the year of commencement
International IWC Master Scholarship application submittal 1 May – 1 August annually
Domestic IWC Master Scholarship application submittal 1 July – 1 November annually

Program Costs

Tuition fees for 2019 entry.

The tuition fees for the program are set for Domestic and International candidates below:

Semester 1 & 2
(annual FT)
Semester 3
(FT) – Final Project
Whole program
Full cost AUD$35,000  AUD$17,500 AUD$52,500

Included in fees

  • IWC Professional Development Grant (AU$1,000) which can be used towards your final project or professional development
  • Field trips: IWC covers the costs of most field trips including travel from campus, accommodation and meals. Some field trips however are only partially subsidised by IWC (see FAQs for more information).
  • Networking opportunities with industry professionals
  • Course materials (learning guides, module readers, DVDs, etc.)

Australian citizens can apply for FEE-Help, an Australian government loan to help with tuition fees. Australian Government tax incentives (self-education expenses) may also be available for professional development education expenses.

Scholarships

A range of scholarships are awarded annually to high-calibre candidates who clearly demonstrate potential as future water leaders.

We have scholarships available to both international and domestic students.

INTERNATIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

IWC-Ken Thiess Scholarships (International) - Full tuition and full living costs scholarship (Type A)

There are two IWC-Ken Thiess Scholarships available annually, targeted at international candidates who meet the minimum eligibility requirements, hold citizenship and currently live in one of the priority countries. These countries include the Asia-Pacific, Latin America, Africa and the Middle East. One of these scholarships will be reserved and awarded to a female candidate.

Value for this scholarship is AU$92,645, which covers:

  • Full tuition fees for full-time study of Master of Integrated Water Management
  • Living expenses remuneration
  • Return air travel to Australia
  • University student amenities fee
  • Cost of Student Visa for a single student
  • Cost of Overseas Student Health Cover for a single student

For more information view the Terms and Conditions for this scholarship.

IWC Masters Scholarships (International) – Full tuition scholarship (Type B)

One full tuition Type B scholarship is available annually, targeted at international candidates who meet the minimum eligibility requirements, hold citizenship and currently live in North America, Europe or Asia.Up to a further two full tuition scholarships are also offered to domest applicants every year.

Value for this scholarship is AU$52,500, which covers:

  • Full tuition fees for full-time study of Master of Integrated Water Management

For more information view the Terms and Conditions for this scholarship.

IWC Masters Scholarships – Partial tuition scholarships

Unsuccessful Type A and B scholarship applicants who are accepted into the program as self-funded students will have access to the IWC Masters Scholarships (Partial). Information will be provided in November.

Value for this scholarship is AU$9,500, which covers:

  • $7000 towards the cost of tuition fees for Master of Integrated Water Management
  • Return air travel up to the value of $2500 to Australia for selected full time Master program applicants who reside and hold a passport from the United States, Canada or a country in the European Union

For more information view the Terms and Conditions for this scholarship.

Australia Awards Scholarship – Australian Government funded scholarship

The Australia Awards Scholarship offers the next generation of global leaders an opportunity to study, research and develop professionally at Australian Universities. In return, Australia Awards scholars are expected to return to their home country and contribute to their regions development.

Value of this scholarship includes:

  • Full tuition fees
  • Return flights
  • Establishment allowance
  • Contribution to Living Expenses
  • Introductory Academic Program (IAP)
  • Student Health Cover (OSHC)
  • Visa expenses
  • Pre-course English (PCE) fees and Supplementary Academic Support (Tutorial Assistance), if needed

For more information view the Australia Awards Scholarship website.

Endeavor Scholarship – Australian Government funded scholarship

The Endeavor Scholarship is awarded to Postgraduate applicants from select countries to promote knowledge, education links and enduring ties between Australia, its neighbours and global partners.

Value of this scholarship includes:

  • Travel allowance of $3,000
  • Establishment allowance of $2,000 (fellowships) or $4,000 (scholarships)
  • Monthly stipend of $3,000
  • Health insurance for the full category duration (OSHC for international recipients)
  • Travel insurance

For more information view the Endeavour Scholarships and Fellowships website.

IMPORTANT DATES

Dates (annual)
IWC Masters Scholarships (International) applications open  1 May
Australia Awards Scholarship applications open and close  View relevant application dates according to country
Endeavour Scholarship applications close  30 June
IWC Masters Scholarships (International) applications close  1 August – 5:00pm AEST

DOMESTIC SCHOLARSHIPS

IWC Masters Scholarships (Domestic) - Full tuition scholarships

The IWC offers up to two full tuition scholarships annually to Australian and New Zealand citizens and Australian permanent residents to study the Master of Integrated Water Management for full-time (1.5 years) or part-time/distance (3 years) study.

Each scholarship covers the program’s full tuition fees and will also cover the costs of airfares from any capital city in Australia or New Zealand to attend the mandatory ‘intensives’ in Brisbane.

For more information view the Terms and Conditions [hyperlink] for this scholarship.

Have you read the syllabus and our FAQs and still have a question? Contact our Education team for further information.

IMPORTANT DATES

Dates (annual)
IWC Masters Scholarships (Domestic) applications open  1 August
IWC Masters Scholarships (Domestic) close  31 October

ENROL NOW

You’ve read the syllabus, reviewed the FAQs – before you apply and you’re ready to join us for the Master of Integrated Water Management Program.

You can apply now through the Griffith University Online Application Portal:

When you enrol through Griffith University you will need to create an account, and follow the instructions on screen. You can save an incomplete application and return later.

Please upload copies of academic transcripts, award certificates and translations when required. If you are an international student you will also need to upload a proof of English Language Proficiency during the application process.

Ready to enrol but have a question not answered in our FAQs

Entry Requirements

Prosepective students must meet the following prerequisites for entry into the program:

  • A completed undergraduate degree in a related field of study from an internationally-recognised institution
  • English language proficiency, as demonstrated by an officially recognised test of English language proficiency
  • Professional experience in a water related field is preferred, but not essential