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GeoScience, B.Sc.

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    Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #801 (QS) , | Online
 GeoScience at University of New England   innovative degree provides the opportunity to study a geology degree that incorporates the fundamental core principals of geology coupled with teaching of modern GIS/geospatial geology specific maps and mapping techniques. 


We capitalise on our location within the New England Orogen that enables us to undertake fieldwork often. The New England Orogen is a great natural laboratory and we have a diverse array of spectacular geology all easily accessible in our 'backyard'. This  GeoScience at University of New England   course includes topics such as field geology, resource geology and environmental issues, optical mineralogy and igneous petrology, ore deposit geology, exploration and environmental geochemistry, structural and metamorphic geology, field mapping and sedimentology, palaeontology and stratigraphy, applied geophysics, among others.

Career Opportunities

Australia offers a wide range of careers for graduate geologists. Australia is host to vast natural resources and we are increasingly facing ongoing environmental challenges resulting in jobs which require trained geologists. Graduates can expect to be employed in diverse locations not only within Australia but opportunities to work abroad are common.

Our graduates are well placed for employment given our broad degree that incorporates geology specific GIS/geospatial mapping that is core to most employers. Employers include the minerals and fossil fuels industry, Scientific organisations (eg CSIRO), government agencies (eg geological surveys or Geoscience Australia), geological or environmental consultancies, the environmental sector, academia, education, museums and many others.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Average part-time duration 120 months
    • Intensity Flexible
    • Duration description
      Up to 10 years Part-time
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus, Online

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Chemistry 
  • Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking 
  • Our Blue Planet 
  • Dynamic Earth 
  • Introductory Palaeontoloy 
  • Field Mapping and Sedimentology 
  • Resource Geology and Environmental Issues 
  • Structural and Metamorphic Geology 
  • Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 
  • Geophysics and Applied GIS for Earth Sciences 
  • Environmental Geology 
  • Geological Field Mapping 
  • Quantitative Skills with Applications 
  • Introduction to Statistical Modelling 

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

CRICOS Code 061319E

  • A candidate shall be qualified for admission (see Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Rule and Admission Undergraduate and Postgraduate (Coursework) Procedures).
  • Assumed knowledge is any two units of English, Chemistry or Mathematics.
  • Recommended studies depending on the degree subjects chosen: Biology and/or Physics.
  • For students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    29400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 29400 AUD per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Commonwealth supported fee

Living costs for Armidale

  • 1500 - 2100 AUD/month
    Living Costs

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