BB-GLGGPH v.1 Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Science (Geophysics)
Course CRICOS Code: 052798D
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.
Geology and Geophysics are of increasing importance, particularly in Australia and graduates who acquire experience in these fields have many opportunities. Geoscientists have always been required in the search for minerals, groundwater and energy resources. There is a fast growing demand for geology and geophysics professionals in developing countries. The demand from exploration industries is increasingly matched by growing opportunities in environmental management.
The degree in geology satisfies the academic requirements for membership of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Geological Society of Australia and Australian Institute of Geoscientists. The degree has been accredited by the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. A degree in geophysics satisfies the academic requirements for membership of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Exploration Geophysics (USA).
Graduates generally find employment with oil and mineral exploration companies and contractors to those companies, as well as government agencies. Many companies operate internationally and personnel may be relocated on international transfer.
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.
Specifically, Mathematics Methods ATAR and Physics ATAR. Mathematics Specialist ATAR is desirable, OR WACE Applicable Mathematics and WACE Physics or equivalent. STAT is not accepted.
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.
In the first three years, the course is based on geology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry and supporting subjects. In the fourth year, advanced topics of applied and exploration geology and geophysics are covered.
Duration and Availability
The course is four years full-time or equivalent part-time study. There will be February intake only for the International and Domestic students.
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|
|GEOL1005||v.1||Fundamentals of Geology 1||5.0||25.0|
|MATH1015||v.1||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|MATH1017||v.1||Accelerated Mathematics 1||5.0||25.0|
|GEOP1001||v.1||Geophysical Data Analysis||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|GEOL1006||v.1||Fundamentals of Geology 2||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|
|MATH1018||v.1||Accelerated Mathematics 2||4.0||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|
|GEOP2002||v.1||Propagation of Energy||2.0||12.5|
|GEOP2000||v.1||Introduction to Geophysical Oil and Gas Exploration Methods||2.0||12.5|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|GEOP2001||v.1||Introduction to Geophysical Mineral Exploration Methods||2.0||12.5|
|GEOL1003||v.1||Evolving Earth Systems and Palaeontology||5.0||25.0|
|GEOP2003||v.1||Electromagnetic Fields in the Earth||2.0||12.5|
|MATH2010||v.2||Linear Algebra 2||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|GEOL2008||v.1||Field Geology Techniques||2.0||25.0|
|GEOP3000||v.1||Gravity and Magnetics for Exploration||5.0||25.0|
|GEOP3001||v.1||Introduction to Seismic Exploration||5.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|GEOL2009||v.1||Geological Field Mapping||3.0||25.0|
|GEOP3003||v.1||Electromagnetics and Radiometrics for Exploration||5.0||25.0|
|GEOP3006||v.1||Geophysical Data Processing||6.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|GEOP3002||v.1||Resistivity and Induced Polarisation Exploration Methods||5.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||75.0|
|Year 4 Semester 2|
|GEOP3004||v.1||Seismic Acquisition for Exploration||2.0||12.5|
|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|
|GEOL3000||v.2||Basin Analysis and Petroleum Systems||5.0||25.0|
|GEOL3009||v.2||Field Mapping and Stratigraphy of Sedimentary Systems||2.5||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|
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