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Discipline Core

Students must select between 75 pts and 112.5 pts from the following subjects. Up to 50 pts of which can be level 3 subjects. Normally students would be expected to take 25 pts of level 3 subjects in the first semester of their program, unless they have already taken the relevant subjects or their equivalents:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GEOL30009 Advanced Field Geology
July
12.5
GEOL30005 Applied Geophysics
Semester 2
12.5
GEOL30006 Economic Geology
Semester 2
12.5
GEOL30003 Sedimentary Geology
Semester 2
12.5
GEOL30007 Geomicrobiology and Biogeochemistry
Semester 1
12.5
GEOL30004 Geochemistry & Petrogenesis
Semester 1
12.5
GEOL30002 Tectonics & Geodynamics
Semester 1
12.5
GEOL90005 Hydrogeology/Environmental Geochemistry
Semester 1
12.5
ERTH90029 Environmental Geochemistry Not available in 2018 6.25
ERTH90030 Mineral Exploration Through Cover Not available in 2018 6.25
ERTH90031 Regolith Geoscience Not available in 2018 6.25
GEOL90027 Advanced Structural Mapping Not available in 2018 6.25
GEOL90028 Geochronology and Thermochronology
March
6.25
GEOL90029 Geology of Gold
March
6.25
GEOL90030 Coastal Environmental Geomorphology
April
6.25
GEOL90031 Ore Reserve Estimation Not available in 2018 6.25
GEOL90032 Introduction to Mineralogy
October
6.25
GEOL90034 Practical Igneous Petrology
June
6.25
GEOL90035 Geodynamics
May
6.25
GEOL90038 Igneous Geodynamics and Ore Deposits
April
6.25
GEOL90044 Ore Deposit Models
May
6.25
ERTH90032 Interpretation of Satellite Images
Summer Term
6.25
GEOL90033 Mine Safety and Engineering
July
6.25
GEOL90036 Australian Coal Basins Not available in 2018 6.25
GEOL90037 Applied Structural Geology Not available in 2018 6.25
GEOL90042 Ore Textures & Breccias Not available in 2018 6.25
GEOL90045 Exploration Skills Mapping
Summer Term
6.25
ERTH90033 Geology from Geophysics
February
6.25
GEOL90043 Fundamentals of Geological CO2 Storage
Winter Term
6.25
GEOL90046 Environmental Geology Field Techniques
September
6.25
ERTH90051 Python for Earth Sciences
April
6.25
ERTH90034 Advanced Hydrogeology
June
6.25
GEOM90044 Geographic Information Systems
Summer Term
6.25
GEOL90047 Basin Evolution & Sequence Stratigraphy
March
6.25
GEOL90048 Introduction to Petroleum Geology
August
6.25
GEOL90049 Introduction to Structural Geology
March
6.25
GEOL90050 Field Geology of New Zealand
April
12.5

Core Practical

Students must take all of the following subjects:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GEOL90022 Practical Earth Science A
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
GEOL90023 Practical Earth Science B
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
GEOL90024 Project In Geoscience
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Professional Skills

Students must select between 37.5 pts and 62.5 pts of professional skills subjects from the following list:

Code Name Study period Credit Points
BUSA90403 Business Tools: Money People & Processes
September
12.5
SCIE90006 Scientists,Communication & the Workplace
Semester 2
12.5
MKTG90022 Commercialisation of Science
Semester 2
12.5
SCIE90012 Science Communication
Semester 2
12.5
MAST90007 Statistics for Research Workers
Winter Term
12.5
BUSA90471 Business Tools: The Market Environment Not available in 2018 12.5
SCIE90013 Communication for Research Scientists
Semester 1
12.5
MAST90072 Data and Decision Making
Semester 1
12.5
SKIL90004 Project Management in Science
Semester 1
12.5
LING90002 Presenting Academic Discourse
Semester 1
Semester 2
12.5
EDUC90839 Science in Schools Not available in 2018 12.5
MGMT90171 Leadership in Science
Semester 1
12.5
COMP90059 Introduction to Python Programming
Summer Term
12.5

Research Project

Subject to student performance in Practical Earth Science A and accompanying coursework, and subject to supervisor availability, a student may undertake a 25 point research project. This project would be designed for students who demonstrate high aptitude and potential for research.

Code Name Study period Credit Points
GEOL90025 Research Project In Geoscience
Semester 1
Semester 2
25

Last updated: 10 November 2018