WATR203-23X (C) General non-calendar-based 2023

Freshwater Science Field Skills

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 November 2023
End Date: Sunday, 17 December 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 19 November 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 10 December 2023


In this course students will develop practical skills in sampling freshwaters, identification of freshwater organisms, and assessing hydrological conditions and water-quality.

You will learn basic field and lab skills required to measure aspects of freshwater ecosystems, including physical habitats, water chemistry, algae, aquatic plants, freshwater invertebrates, and fish.


A freshwater-related course of study or appropriate freshwater-related work experience as determined by the Head of Programme.

Timetable Note

The course begins on 13th November 2023 and includes a compulsory week of practical work, starting 20th November. Overnight field work is undertaken at Cass Field Station.

Course Coordinator

Issie Barrett


James Brasington

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $951.00

International fee $4,750.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Minimum enrolments

This course will not be offered if fewer than 10 people apply to enrol.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 30

For further information see School of Earth and Environment .

All WATR203 Occurrences

  • WATR203-23X (C) General non-calendar-based 2023
  • WATR203-23SU2 (C) Summer Nov 2023 start - Not Offered