Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Studying a Geochemistry Double Major can lead to careers in:
- Analytical chemist
- Earth and Planetary Scientist
- Environmental Chemist and Geologist
- Exploration Geochemist
- Mineral Chemist
- Mining Scientist
- Research Geochemist
Industries hiring Geochemistry graduates include:
- Government and environmental agencies
- Fertiliser Industry
- Health and Medicine area
- Food and Drink Industry
- Nanotechnology Industry
- Petrochemical Companies
- Paper Industry
- Heavy Chemicals
- Organic Fine Chemicals
- Polymer Production
- Computing and Programming Companies
- Aerospace and Defence Industries
- Energy Sector
- Electric vehicles
- Battery and Manufacturing industries
Fees and scholarships
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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.
Minimum entry requirements
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 and Chemistry 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.
About the course
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Albany (Regional campus)
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Why study this course
- Gain fundamental skills to use geochemistry for generating environmental and mineral exploration solutions, all of which are strategically important in Western Australia and globally
- Be connected with world-class research teams across the country, as well as their industry collaborators
- This major addresses the growing skills demand in Western Australia and globally, with a real focus on employability of graduates
You'll learn to
- understand important concepts and knowledge of materials, as well as properties and processes relevant to geology and chemistry
- gather, analyse and interpret geological and chemical data
- synthesise and integrate datasets to solve fundamental and applied earth-science problems
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.
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