• Application Deadline
  • 36 months


The Physical Geography and Environmental Geosciences programme offered by the University of Wollongong is the study of patterns and processes in the environment caused by the forces of nature, with particular emphasis on their spatial arrangement, distribution and change over time. You will examine environmental and ecological problems facing the world and utilise your skills and knowledge to help address problems in innovative ways.

Career opportunities

  • Research Officer 
  • Heritage Officer 
  • Policy/Project Officer 
  • Hydrologist and Recreation Planner 
  • Geospatial Intelligence Officer 
  • Market Researcher 
  • Cartographer 
  • Climatologist
  • Ranger 
  • Environmental Health Officer 
  • International Aid Officer

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:
    • Domestic Applicants (UAC): 16 July
  • Programme intensity

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

    • Full-time duration 36 months
    • Intensity Flexible
  • Credits
    144 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus
  • More information Go to the programme website

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Planet Earth
  • Earth's Dynamic Surface
  • Earth's Interconnected Spheres
  • Introductory Geospatial Analysis
  • Climate Change
  • Human Geography: Living in a Material World
  • Biogeography and Environmental Change
  • Advanced Geospatial Analysis
  • Shaping Earth's Surface
  • G-cubed: Geochemistry, Geochronology, Geophysics

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. 
  • In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
  • CRICOS: 003283D

Tuition Fee

  • International

    31728 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 95184 AUD for the full programme and a duration of 36 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

All domestic undergraduate students holding Australian or New Zealand citizenship or holders of an Australian permanent visa (including Humanitarian) living in Australia are eligible for a CSP.

Living costs for Wollongong

  • 1600 - 2200 AUD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Check the programme website for information about funding options.

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