Undergraduate

Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences (Double Major)

This double major offers a research-led experience in studying the Earth, from the planet’s early history to its foreseeable future, and from the ocean floors to its highest mountains.
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ATAR

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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

You might pursue a career 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)

You might pursue a career 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)

Fees and scholarships

Fees for this course are currently being finalised, refer back to this page in the coming weeks as more information will be made available then.

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You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or your desired course.

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.

Minimum entry requirements

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

Admission requirements

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

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

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.

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 double major offers a research-led experience in studying the Earth, from the planet’s early history to its foreseeable future, and from the ocean floors to its highest mountains. You will learn high-level skills in the collection and interpretation of geoscientific data, in both terrestrial and marine settings, as well as advanced data analysis and synthesis techniques. 

About the course

This double major offers a research-led experience in studying the Earth, from the planet’s early history to its foreseeable future, and from the ocean floors to its highest mountains. 
Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences (Double Major)

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-IEMDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences (Double Major)
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-IEMDM
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
  • UWSIE
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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

  • 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

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.

Develop your employability skills through a science work placement. The following units are available to all science undergraduate students who are looking to gain practical hands-on industry relevant experience:

Ranked 29th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS 2020)

Your degree options

More information coming soon.

School of Earth Sciences

The University of Western Australia’s School of Earth Sciences applies geoscience to understand the complex processes that shape our planet.
Centre

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre

Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre

Purpose-built collaborative facility for marine science and ocean engineering research.

Centre

The Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC) provides innovative and effective solutions to challenges facing the world's oceans. Built for the UWA Oceans Institute, the IOMRC brings together more than 300 marine scientists across disciplines including biodiversity, fishing, tourism, Indigenous engagement, climate change, oceanography and conservation.

Visit the IOMRC webpage

Institute

UWA Oceans Institute

Research boat on the ocean

The UWA Oceans Institute brings together the University’s multidisciplinary research strengths across areas including oceanography, ecology, engineering, resource management and governance to address key ocean challenges.

Institute

The Ocean Institute’s mission is to draw on our world-leading marine research to tackle issues of national and global significance. We are uniquely placed to provide ocean solutions to real-world challenges, through the breadth and depth of our marine expertise, our state-of-the-art facilities and geographic reach.

Visit the Oceans Institute website