BB-GISGEO v.1 Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science), Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology)
Course CRICOS Code: 038837G
Registered full-time Duration: 4 Years
Bachelor Double Degrees prepare students to develop broad and coherent knowledge and skills in more than one discipline for professional work and further learning corresponding to AQF level 7 qualifications.
This four-year double degree program combines studies in Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Applied Geology. It develops graduates with unique capabilities to obtain employment in the resource development or environmental management industries including mining and mineral exploration, ore body assessment and management, environmental management, as well as other employment areas related to GIScience and geology. Resource development and environmental management increasingly rely upon the understanding and modelling of large quantities of two and three-dimensional data of surface and sub-surface features. Because underground features such as ore bodies, groundwater zones and pollution plumes are hidden deep in the ground, computer visualisation and analysis approaches are important in assisting decision making processes. As a result, this course provides a thorough knowledge of geological principles combined with the information technology and GIScience skills related to data analysis and modelling. A double degree program in GIScience and a Bachelor of Social Science (Geography) is also available. A separate entry for this double degree is included in this handbook.
Graduates of the Applied Geology component are eligible for membership to the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Society of Australia. Graduates may also obtain membership to the Spatial Sciences Institute.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials.
Course Entry and Completion Details
Applicants for a Bachelor Double Degree are required to meet University academic and English language entry standards; details are provided at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au and include flexible entry pathways. Any specific course entry and completion requirements must also be met.
One WACE Mathematics subject or at least Mathematics Applications ATAR. Mathematics Methods ATAR is desirable. STAT elements considered are E and Q. STAT applicants will be required to meet entry requirements by completing enabling units. This study may extend the duration of the course.
Credit for Recognised Learning
Applications for credit towards a course are assessed on an individual basis. Credit reduces the amount of learning required to complete the course and may be granted for formal education qualifications, non-formal learning from non-award programs of study and informal learning through work experiences. Further information can be found at http://futurestudents.curtin.edu.au.
Pathway to Further Study
Graduates may qualify for entry to a Bachelor Degree with Honours and some Graduate Certificates, Graduate Diplomas and Master degrees. For further details, see the University website http://curtin.edu.au.
Course Entry/Completion Note
Students will normally be expected to have attained a higher Tertiary Entrance Rank than is required for both single degrees.
Bachelor Double Degrees include a combined degree study program leading to two awards. The duration of the double degree may vary among disciplines, but typically requires less time to complete than if the two undergraduate degrees were studied separately.
Students enrolled in the double degree program may elect to transfer to a single degree course in one of the two disciplines. In this event the relevant Head of Department shall determine the amount of credit to be transferred to the single degree.
Duration and Availability
The course is four years full-time or equivalent part-time study.
Location and delivery Mode
|Year||Location||Period||All*||Internal||Partially Online Internal^||External||Fully Online#|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 1||Y|
|2017||Bentley Campus||Semester 2||Y|
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
* The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^ Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
# Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|SPAT1007||v.1||Geographic Information Systems||4.0||25.0|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|GEOL1005||v.1||Fundamentals of Geology 1||5.0||25.0|
|CHEM1000||v.1||Principles and Processes in Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|CHEM1003||v.1||Introduction to Chemistry||4.5||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|SPAT2009||v.1||Geographic Information Analysis||4.0||25.0|
|MATH1014||v.1||Foundations of Calculus||3.0||25.0|
|GEOL1006||v.1||Fundamentals of Geology 2||5.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|GEOL2003||v.1||Mineralogy and Geochemistry||5.0||25.0|
|GEOL2004||v.1||Sedimentology and Stratigraphy||5.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|SPAT1002||v.1||Spatial Database Systems||4.0||25.0|
|SPAT2002||v.1||Coordinate and Mapping Systems||4.0||25.0|
|GEOL1003||v.1||Evolving Earth Systems and Palaeontology||5.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|SPAT2010||v.1||Spatial Data Representation||4.0||25.0|
|GEOL2008||v.1||Field Geology Techniques||2.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|SPAT2005||v.1||Geographic Information Systems Programming||4.0||25.0|
|GEOL2009||v.1||Geological Field Mapping||3.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Year 4 Semester 2|
|SPAT4009||v.1||Spatial Sciences Project||9.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 4 Semester 1||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|GEOL3003||v.1||Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology||4.0||25.0|
|GEOL3009||v.2||Field Mapping and Stratigraphy of Sedimentary Systems||2.5||25.0|
|GEOL3000||v.2||Basin Analysis and Petroleum Systems||5.0||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 4 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|GEOL3011||v.1||Geology Mapping Project||2.0||25.0|
|GEOL3005||v.1||Regolith Geology and Mineral Exploration||5.0||25.0|
|GEOL3001||v.1||Tectonics and the Dynamic Earth||4.0||25.0|
See http://www.spatial.curtin.edu.au. Contact the Department of Spatial Sciences on (08) 9266 7566 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. See also Geographic Information Science, Surveying and Mine and Engineering Surveying.
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