Bachelor On Campus

Freshwater (Hons)

University of Canterbury

48 months
25638 USD/year
5255 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Freshwater (Hons) from University of Canterbury will prepare you with theoretical and applied skills in hydrological science and sustainable management, for areas such as water treatment, systems infrastructure engineering, marine life, and ethical and sustainable use of freshwater resources.


Freshwater (Hons) from University of Canterbury also has a unique focus on the cultural philosophies and science of Ki Uta Ki Tai | From the Mountains to the Sea – the journey of water as it travels over the landscape to the ocean, and the effect it has on other ecological systems along the way.


You will find work in a variety of roles related to freshwater, for example water treatment and drinking-water sanitation, fisheries, wastewater and stormwater systems, disaster management, and research on contamination, pollution, and invasive species.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Water Resource Management
  • Experimental Design and Data Analysis for Biologists
  • Advanced Microbiology
  • Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology
  • Environmental and Climate Modelling
  • Advanced Water Resources
  • Water Quality and Quantity Assessment
  • Freshwater Ecology
  • Applied Hydrology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


480 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • NCEA
  • Cambridge International Examinations
  • International Baccalaureate Diploma
  • Academic Transcript
  • English Proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    25638 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 25638 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National

    5255 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5255 USD per year during 48 months.
  • National students - 7281 NZD
  • International Students - 35,500 NZD

Living costs for Christchurch

1300 - 2000 NZD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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