Applied Geology and Geophysics Double Degree
Curtin University

(Tuition fee is not stated)
3-4 years

Course Description

Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Science (Geophysics) - BSc(Curtin), BSc(Curtin) - BB-GLGGPHScience and Engineering
Guaranteed ATAR 75 This is the ATAR level at which an offer of admission is guaranteed, subject to any other non-ATAR criteria being met.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February 

Bentley or Sarawak 
This course may not be offered at all locations every year.

Duration 4 years full time

Geology is critical to the global economy. Geologists play a central role in the search for and the extraction of minerals, petroleum and groundwater, and environment management. You’ll develop introductory geology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, statistics and communication and computer skills. You’ll explore the fundamental skills of applied geology, such as mineral and petroleum exploration, hydrogeology, environmental geochemistry and engineering geology. You’ll develop fundamental skills with a detailed knowledge needed to understand geological processes and materials.

Geophysics seeks to understand the Earth’s interior, an increasing area of importance, particularly in Australia. In this double degree, you’ll develop a thorough foundation of knowledge in areas of physics and mathematics, geology, electronic measurement, experiment and survey design and scientific computing or data processing. The geophysics component has a strong emphasis on understanding physical properties of matter, transmission and dissipation of energy. You’ll develop a detailed knowledge of the techniques of analysing and imaging the Earth and explore geophysical methods such as seismic, magnetics, gravity, electrical and electromagnetic methods.

This double degree prepares you for a career in geology and geophysics. The integrated component of geology and geophysics prepares graduates to work around the world in oil and gas, gold and other minerals. You’ll also undertake significant field experience in the operation of industry-standard equipment and computer software. Practical work in collaboration with industry and community partners will further cement your learning in applied geology and geophysics.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

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