Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Earth Sciences and Master of Geoscience

Be at the forefront of creating a more sustainable future for our planet by gaining a holistic understanding of Earth and its oceans.
90
ATAR
4
Years Full Time

Careers and further study

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

Career Pathways

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)

 

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)

 

This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

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.

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.

Admission requirements

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

Minimum entry requirements

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

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

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Course details

This Combined Bachelor's and Master's (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you’ll complete an extended major in Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences, and some units from the Master of Geoscience. You can then choose to exit after three years with an Advanced Bachelor's Degree in Earth Sciences, or continue with the Master of Geoscience and be awarded a Bachelor of Earth Sciences and a Master of Geoscience at the end of the four years.
 

About the course

Knowledge of past and present earth processes is fundamental for predicting future changes in environments and climate as well as contributing to the management of vital resources.
Bachelor of Earth Sciences and Master of Geoscience

Quick details

Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM009
CRICOS code
  • 102871D
Bachelor of Earth Sciences and Master of Geoscience
Status
  • Available
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1
Level of study
  • Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Course Code
  • CM009
CRICOS code
  • 102871D
Full time/part time duration
  • 4 years full time or equivalent
TISC Codes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Earth Sciences

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
 

Course structure

In your first three years, you will complete the Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences (extended 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.

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