BB-GLGBIO v.1 Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology)
Course CRICOS Code: 043265G
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 double degree provides students with an integrated education program in both exploration/applied geology and environmental biology. The program provides dual qualifications in these areas and provides graduates with unique opportunities to obtain employment in resource development and related land management fields involving natural resource management. Resource exploration and management frequently take place in arid environments and involve issues of restoration after mining, maintenance of biodiversity, eco-system management and rehabilitation of degraded and salt-affected landscapes. This course provides a knowledge of the geological/biological principles required for management of both living and non-living resources.
Graduates of the undergraduate degree in Applied Geology are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Society of Australia. The degree has been accredited by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Graduates are also eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Institute of Biology and the Environment Institute of Australia. Full membership becomes possible for graduates with honours or pass degrees after three or four years of professional practice.
Graduates will find employment opportunities in related fields of mineral exploration, mine management and environmental biology.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks and other essential study materials. Students may be required to pay for additional expenses whilst on fieldwork/clinical placements.
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 applicants require one WACE Mathematics subject and one WACE Science subject OR At least Mathematics Applications ATAR with one course from the following list: Biology ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Earth and Environment Science ATAR, Human Biology ATAR, Integrated Science ATAR, Physics ATAR. STAT elements considered are E, V and Q. STAT. Applicants will be required to meet entry pre-requisites by completing enabling units which 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. Special approval is required for Semester 2 intake. International students will only have a February intake.
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|
|BIOL1001||v.1||Introduction to Environmental Research||4.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|GEOL1003||v.1||Evolving Earth Systems and Palaeontology||5.0||25.0|
|GEOL1006||v.1||Fundamentals of Geology 2||5.0||25.0|
|CHEM1001||v.1 **||Biological Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|CHEM1003||v.1 ##||Introduction to Chemistry||4.5||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|ENST2002||v.1||Conservation Biology and Sustainability||5.5||25.0|
|GEOL2003||v.1||Mineralogy and Geochemistry||5.0||25.0|
|GEOL2004||v.1||Sedimentology and Stratigraphy||5.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|BOTA2000||v.1||Plant Diversity and Adaptation||5.0||25.0|
|GEOP2004||v.1||Geophysics for Mineral Exploration||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|ECEV2000||v.1 #||Terrestrial Ecology||5.0||25.0|
|GEOL2008||v.1 #||Field Geology Techniques||2.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|GEOL2009||v.1 #||Geological Field Mapping||3.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|ERTH3000||v.1||Habitat and Landform Mapping||4.0||25.0|
|ENST3000||v.1 #||Environmental Impact Assessment||4.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Year 4 Semester 2|
|ENST3002||v.1 #||Environmental Restoration||6.0||25.0|
|ECEV3001||v.1||Terrestrial and Marine Science Field Project||4.0||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|
|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|
|GEOL3003||v.1||Hydrogeology and Engineering Geology||4.0||25.0|
|Optional Units to Select from in Year 4 Semester 2||Hrs/Wk||Credit|
|GEOL3001||v.1||Tectonics and the Dynamic Earth||4.0||25.0|
|GEOL3011||v.1||Geology Mapping Project||2.0||25.0|
|GEOL3005||v.1||Regolith Geology and Mineral Exploration||5.0||25.0|
# Field trips form an essential part of these units and attendance is compulsory
## Introduction to Chemistry for students who have not passed Chemistry ATAR or Equivalent
* Attendance at weekly seminars is compulsory
** Biological Chemistry for students who have passed Chemistry ATAR or Equivalent
For further information about the program, contact The Department of Applied Geology on telephone: (08) 9266 7968, email: email@example.com or visit our website: http://www.geology.curtin.edu.au.
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