Undergraduate Certificate in Earth Science

This course is covered by the Higher Education Relief Package and is discounted from $5,000 to $2,500.

(Not available in 2021)

The fully online Undergraduate Certificate in Earth Science generates knowledge and understanding of how our planet works, the time and spatial scales on which geological processes operate, and the importance to society of Earth's valuable mineral, energy and water resources. This certificate provides hands-on and transferable scientific, problem solving and communication skills that aim to enhance student's employability in resource exploration and production.

Units in the certificate form the basis for continuing at UWA with a major in Geology or Marine and Coastal Processes, with high-quality training and a well-established history of successful industry and government collaboration.

Start date

Classes start 27 July 2020. Applications close 24 July 2020.
Study mode
$5,000 Discounted to $2,500 until 24 July

What you'll learn

Diversity and function of plants and animals and their interactions with the environment.

Fundamental geological concepts and processes and how to apply these to real-world issues.

How to identify, analyse and solve problems.

Notebook and a workspace 

Why study this course?

  • Get a head start towards bachelor’s study and get a taste of earth sciences at UWA.
  • Take a step towards a job in a field you’re passionate about.
  • Develop an understanding of our planet and the use of our valuable natural resources.
  • Develop your critical thinking and communication skills.

How does it work?

All units will be delivered online and you’ll have access to your unit coordinator for any questions about your course. Assessment may include a combination of participation, assignments and exams.

What's next after this course?

Future study
On completion of the certificate, you can take your studies further with a Bachelor of Science. You will have a head start in the following majors:
Career outcomes
  • Geology assistants
  • Field/technical assistants
  • Areas including geology or marine and coastal processes