BB-GLGFIN v.1 Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
Course CRICOS Code: 043262M
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 commerce. It provides dual qualifications in these areas and develops graduates with unique opportunities to obtain employment in resource development and related fields involving natural resource management. The Bachelor of Commerce places an emphasis on decision-making, trends in technology and associated work patterns and other aspects of management in a highly competitive business arena. The programs emphasise both theoretical concepts and the application of knowledge to commerce and industry. The finance major includes corporate finance, financial institutions and financial markets and is relevant to many aspects of resource development projects carried out by exploration companies.
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 may find employment opportunities in the fields of mineral exploration and environmental management to which they will bring both technical and relevant business skills.
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.
One WACE Mathematics subject is desirable OR At least Mathematics Applications ATAR. STAT elements considered are E and V and Q.
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.
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 School/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|
|ACCT1000||v.1||Introduction to Accounting||3.0||25.0|
|GEOL1005||v.1 *||Fundamentals of Geology 1||5.0||25.0|
|MATH1014||v.1||Foundations of Calculus||3.0||25.0|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|GEOL1006||v.1||Fundamentals of Geology 2||5.0||25.0|
|ISYS1000||v.1||Introduction to Business Information Systems||3.0||25.0|
|CHEM1003||v.1||Introduction to Chemistry||4.5||25.0|
|CHEM1000||v.1||Principles and Processes in Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|MGMT1001||v.1||Communication in Business||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|MGMT1000||v.1||Fundamentals of Management||2.0||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|
|GEOL1003||v.1||Evolving Earth Systems and Palaeontology||5.0||25.0|
|FNCE2000||v.1||Introduction to Finance Principles||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|GEOL2008||v.1 *||Field Geology Techniques||2.0||25.0|
|FNCE2003||v.2||Introduction to Financial Statement Analysis||3.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|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|
|INVE3000||v.1||Introduction to Derivative Securities||3.0||25.0|
|SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:||50.0|
|Optional Units (No Year Level Specified)||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|
|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|
* Field trips form an essential part of these units and attendance is compulsory
** Other optional units may be chosen in consultation with the course coordinator/Head of Department
For further information about the program, contact The Department of Applied Geology on telephone: (08) 9266 7968, email: firstname.lastname@example.org or visit our website: http://www.geology.curtin.edu.au.
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