Undergraduate + Postgraduate

Bachelor of Science (Integrated Earth and Marine 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

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major 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

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Admission requirements

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.

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).

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.

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

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

This Combined Bachelor and Master (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. Over the first three years you’ll complete a double 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 Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences, or continue with the Master of Geoscience and be awarded a Bachelor of Science 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 Science (Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences) and Master of Geoscience

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
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 Science (Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences) and Master of Geoscience
Status
  • Available 2021
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 Science
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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 (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.

Earth Sciences Combined Bachelor’s and Master’s

BSc (Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences Double Major) and Master of Geoscience

#4ec3e0Undergraduate (UG) specific units

Elective units

Postgraduate (PG) specific units

YEAR SEMESTER UNITS
1ST YEAR 1 EART1105 SCOM1101 CITS1401 SCIE1104
2 EART1104 BIOL1131 EART2204 ENVT2251
2ND YEAR 1 EART2231 EART2232 SCIE2204 Elective
2 EART2234 EART3353 ENVT3362 ENVT3307
3RD YEAR 1 EART3342 EART3343 SCIE3304 Elective
2 PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific*
4TH YEAR 1 PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific*
2 PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific* PG Specific*

* Postgraduate units will vary depending on your chosen specialisation, a study plan will be provided later in your degree.


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