Bachelor of Earth Sciences

Gain a holistic understanding of earth and its oceans to help secure a more sustainable future

Minimum ATAR
Years Full-Time

Careers and further study

Career opportunities

Opportunities exist across industry and government, including resources industries, consultancy and resource management.  

Careers include:

  • Geologist 
  • Geochemist 
  • Geophysicist 
  • Natural Resource Manager 

Entry requirements

Admission Requirements

To be considered for this course you need to: 

  • Achieve the University’s minimum entry score
  • Demonstrate English language competence
  • Satisfy any prerequisites for your preferred majors (refer to individual major descriptions for prerequisite details)

You can view the prerequisites and recommended subjects for your chosen course here.

View our admission requirements for specific information, depending on your education history.

Assured Pathway information

If you have a professional career in mind, take advantage of one of our Assured Pathways. An Assured Pathway gives you an assured place in one of our postgraduate professional courses (such as Law, Engineering or Medicine) from the start of your studies with us. The pathways combine a range of undergraduate and postgraduate courses, providing you with a clearer direction to your career of choice.

Admission entry to UWA 

We offer a number of other pathways for you to gain entry into our undergraduate degrees if you do not meet the standard admission requirements. Learn more about our admission entry pathways.

About the Bachelor of Earth Sciences

The Bachelor of Earth Sciences is ideal for students who are curious about the complex system that comprises the solid Earth, its oceans and atmosphere, and the place of Earth in the solar system and beyond. Earth Scientists have a key role to play in understanding environmental challenges and sustainability of resources in a changing world.

Bachelor of Earth Sciences

Quick details

Degree specific majors
  • 4
  • Available
  • 80
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
  • 3 years full time
  • BP029
  • Specialised Bachelor's Degree
  • UWA (Crawley campus)
  • 107428E

Fieldwork in Science

Students on a boat in Elizabeth Quay

Why study Earth Sciences at UWA?

  • Ranked 23rd in the world for Geology, and ranked 29th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS 2023)
  • Interact and learn from passionate educators and researchers
  • Opportunity to connect with world-class research teams and industry leaders
  • Have access to leading facilities for research and field-based activities
  • Gain industry-government experience through Work Integrated Learning (WIL) that emphasises the relevance of laboratory learning
  • Courses are structured to offer you a broad range of options that combine subjects aligning with your career goals and interests
  • Use of real-world datasets, problem-solving techniques, skills in analysing and synthesising data, communication and teamwork will strengthen your employability

Work Integrated Learning

Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.

Ranked 2nd in Australia and 29th in the world for Earth & Marine Sciences (QS 2023)
Ranked 2nd in Australia and 23rd in the world for Geology (QS 2023)

Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum

Research boat on the ocean

The Edward de Courcy Clarke Earth Science Museum is home to over 180,000 specimens.