IWC Africa Node to launch Master of Philosophy
What started out almost a year ago as an idea on paper has come to fruition for the International WaterCentre Africa Node with the news that the Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management has been accredited by the HEQC Board in South Africa.
The IWC is particularly proud of the fact that this will be the first postgraduate program offered at the Monash South Africa Campus.
The Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management mirrors the IWC’s Master of Integrated Water Management (http://www.watercentre.org/education). Monash South Africa hopes to enrol its first students from February 2010. The first semester is a coursework semester in which students will be introduced to four course units, namely, science of water, project management, water sustainability and development and water, governance and policy. The coursework is largely designed to build water leaders for the future by taking a whole-of-water cycle approach to water management.
At the end of the coursework semester, students will be expected to have a full research proposal which they will spend the next 12-18 months completing. The purpose of the research project is for students to work within organisations and institutions directly involved in the water field, such as catchment management agencies or the local department of water affairs, in which both parties benefit from the research process.
The Master of Philosophy in Integrated Water Management is a unique offering in South Africa and will be facilitated by a number of leading professionals in the field, both from South Africa and Australia. Upon completion of the course, graduates will receive a degree which is endorsed by the IWC’s four internationally recognised partner universities – Monash University, Griffith University, The University of Queensland and The University of Western Australia.
Details on this unique offering at Monash South Africa, including application process and scholarships, will be available on the website in the coming weeks. http://www.monash.ac.za/research/water-research-node/ For more information please contact the IWC at firstname.lastname@example.org.