UNSW is a top 100 global university with 55,000 students and Australia’s largest international program. UNSW-GWI is a large community of passionate academics and brilliant researchers with strong links and partnerships with government and industry, both here and overseas.

We recognise that successful water solutions require a holistic and multi-disciplinary focus on the collective water life cycle. Evolving global water needs and future water specialists must have access and training in these critical areas.

Water at UNSW is taught as a cross-cutting discipline, through a wide range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses embedded in science, engineering, law and arts. We also plan to expand our offering in the near future with specialised training solutions for water industry professionals. 

Postgraduate opportunities

Masters of Marine Science and Management

The Masters of Marine Science and Management is aimed at both domestic and international students interested in the interdisciplinary field of marine science and management. Topics include coastal management and engineering, climate change, marine ecology and conservation, physical oceanography and modelling. 

PhD opportunities

UNSW-GWI offers a world-leading PhD program to educate and mentor early career water professionals. Our PhD program currently boasts over 160 PhD candidates and opportunities are always available. If you are interested in joining our international network of world class water researchers contact us for more information. 

Professional education opportunities

UNSW-GWI is in the process of setting up specialised water education and training courses for industry professionals. Our courses will be taught by highly experienced professors and lecturers from across a wide range of water management disciplines including water science, engineering, health, infrastructure, law, economics, and business. Contact us for more information.

Visiting Fellows Program

UNSW-GWI is in the process of setting up a Visiting Fellows Program and professional study visits and exchanges, not just for academics but also industry and government leaders and specialist personnel. Contact us for more information.

Young Water Professionals

UNSW-GWI is very active in the development of young water professionals. It is a strong supporter of the Australian Water Association and International Water Association’s Young Water Professionals network and hosted their conference in February 2016.