Undergraduate

Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences (Extended Major)

Be at the forefront of creating a more sustainable future for our planet by gaining a holistic understanding of Earth and its oceans.
80
ATAR

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

Studying an Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences Extended Major can lead to careers in:

  • Minerals Exploration  
  • Petroleum Exploration 
  • Groundwater Exploration
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Energy Geoscience
  • Coastal and Marine Consulting  
  • Research and development (industry, universities and government agencies) 

Studying an Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences Extended Major can lead to careers in:

  • Minerals Exploration  
  • Petroleum Exploration 
  • Groundwater Exploration
  • Natural Resources Management
  • Energy Geoscience
  • Coastal and Marine Consulting  
  • Research and development (industry, universities and government agencies) 

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2022
$124,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

Minimum entry requirements

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry requirements page.

Mathematics requirement

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

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Course details

A holistic understanding of Earth and its oceans is needed for a more sustainable future. This course offers an interdisciplinary experience in onshore and offshore environments for future leaders in research and sustainable industry.

About the course

This extended major enables students to gain critical knowledge in earth studies through a research-led approach, delving into the planet’s early history to its foreseeable future, and from the ocean floors to its highest mountains.
Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences (Extended Major)

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-IEMDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences (Extended Major)
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-IEMDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Earth Sciences
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Why study this course

  • Within Australia, this is the only major that integrates Earth and Marine Sciences, providing a unique set of skills nationally
  • Learning in the major is led by UWA’s research strength in this discipline, and connects students with world class research teams
  • This major will provide high-level of interdisciplinary skills for the nation’s future leaders in research and sustainable industry

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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.

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
Ranked 2nd in Australia and 30th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS 2022)
Centre

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre

Purpose-built collaborative facility for marine science and ocean engineering research.

Centre
Institute

UWA Oceans Institute

Research boat on the ocean

The UWA Oceans Institute brings together the University’s multidisciplinary research strengths across areas including oceanography, ecology, engineering, resource management and governance to address key ocean challenges.

Institute