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 

Further study

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.

Why study Earth Sciences at UWA?

  1. An Earth Sciences degree from UWA will provide you with knowledge and skills that are highly valued by employers of geoscientists 
  2. Emphasis is placed on practical skills gained in the laboratory and through fieldwork, and can be applied to a diverse range of employment opportunities in industry, consultancies and government 
  3. Frequent use of real-world datasets and problem-solving techniques throughout the degree will strengthen your employability, as will the development of generic skills in analysing and synthesising data, communication and teamwork 
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

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 37th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS 2021)
Ranked 2nd in Australia and 36th in the world for Geology (QS 2021)