Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Bachelor of Science (Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences) and Master of Geoscience
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Graduates have a range of employment opportunities in the following areas:
- Minerals exploration and resource management
- Petroleum exploration and resource management
- Groundwater exploration and resource management
- Energy geoscience
- Coastal zone and marine consulting and management
- Research/Research and Development in industry, universities and government agencies (CSIRO, AIMS and Geoscience Australia)
Master of Geoscience
Fees and scholarships
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
Minimum entry requirements
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR
How to apply
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About the course
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1
- Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Why study this course?
- Within Australia, this is the only major that integrates Earth and Marine Sciences, providing a unique set of skills nationally
- UWA is ranked in the top 30 of global universities (Qs rankings 2020) in this discipline, and connects students with world-class research teams
- This major provides a high-level of interdisciplinary skills for the nation’s future leaders in research and sustainable industry
You'll learn to
- collect geoscientific data, on land, at sea, and in the laboratory
- analyse and interpret data in spatial and spatial-temporal contexts
- synthesise and integrate data across multiple scales of observation and over discipline boundaries
- understand the past and present processes of Earth and its planetary neighbours, from the deep interior to the atmosphere
- gain technical skills in analysis and interpretation of geoscience data at a range of scales (micro to global) incorporating conceptual knowledge of processes and materials
- use advanced skills in interpretation and integration of geoscience data applied to understanding the location, origin and evolution of important resources and other geoscience problems
- use advanced skills in communication of geoscience data and interpretations via 2D summaries, 3D models, written work and oral presentation
In your first three years, you will complete the Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences (double major) and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete your selected specialisation in the Master of Geoscience. Refer to the example study plan for more information.
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.
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