Postgraduate Diploma in Integrated Water Resources Management (Taught)

Zambians wishing to apply for the postgraduate diploma must be graduates with a first degree in sciences, engineering and social sciences from a recognised university. The course structure consists of both social and science-based modules.

This programme, anchored in the Geology Department, is designed to combine formal didactic lecture sessions with practical components as is done in many postgraduate training programmes. Therefore each candidate is required to take all the eight modules as follows:

Part I:  First Semester

  • Module 1 (IWRM 6011) Introduction to IWRM and Project Work
  • Module 2 (IWRM 6012) Water Resources Monitoring
  • Module 3 (IWRM 6013) Water Resources System Modelling
  • Module 4 (IWRM 6014) Water Use and Waste Water
  • Module 5 (IWRM 6015) Water Policy, Legal, Institutional and Management Framework
  • Module 6 (IWRM 6016) Water Resources Economics
  • Module 7 (IWRM 6017) Scenario Analysis and

Impact Assessment

In each module, a section on case studies is included.

Progression to Part II

Students must pass all the modules in order to progress to the project work in the second semester.  A score of 50 per cent or better will enable the student to pass a module.

Part II: Second Semester

  • Project work (IWRM 6020) The project should contribute to our understanding and knowledge base of IWRM in the water sector in Zambia.

In an effort to accomplish this programme, candidates will be exposed to a wide variety of practical settings through field trips and exercises.

The diploma to be awarded to the students who successfully complete a one-year programme, shall appear on the diploma certificate document as Postgraduate Diploma in Intergrated Water Resources Management (PostgradDipIWRM).

The applicants must possess:

  1. A first degree in sciences, engineering and social sciences from a recognized university.  

Tuition Fees

Postgraduate Diplomas

Category Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Category A: Per Academic Year K14,500.00 $8,660.00

Part Time Fees

  • Part-time fees for postgraduate programmes are charged at 50% of the full-time rate.

Non Tuition Fees

Registration Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Registration K500.00 $80.00
Late Registration K200.00 $30.00

NB: Late registration shall be K200 per additional month after registration period

Examination Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Part I
Masters Degree/Diploma
K1,000.00 $500.00
Part II/Research
Master (Thesis)
K4,500.00 $800.00
Part II/Taught
Master (Dissertation)
K3,000.00 $700.00
Doctor (Thesis) K6,000.00 $900.00
Supplementary (Part I)
Examinations (Per Course)
K500.00 $120.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K2,500.00 $400.00
Re-examination (Internal Examiners)
K1,000.00 $250.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K4,000.00 $800.00
Re-examination (All Examiners)
K2,000.00 $500.00

Other Fees

  Zambian Non-SADC Candidates
Student Amenities K150.00 $50.00
Medical K200.00 $60.00
Union K150.00 $50.00
Maintenance K200.00 $60.00
Internet Connectivity K150.00 $50.00
Student Handbook K200.00 $60.00
Library K200.00 $60.00

Suggested Student Upkeep and Research Costs (Payable to the student)

  Zambian & Non-SADC
Hostel Accommodation (Per month) K700.00
Student Stipend (Living on campus per day) K90.00
Student Stipend (Living outside campus per day) K120.00
Research Cost: Masters ~ 70% Tuition fees
Book Allowance K5,000.00

Here is how to apply for the course.