Curtin University

Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology)

Curtin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00301J

Geology is the study of the Earth and its resources. This course combines a comprehensive background in geological principles with a practical emphasis on mineral, petroleum and groundwater resources and their environmental management. It is designed to produce career-ready professionals trained to discover new resources, and develop and manage these resources in an environmentally responsible manner. Students who excel are also well placed to further their knowledge through our honours and research programs. This course may be combined in double degree programs with Environmental Biology, Finance, and Geophysics, which have separate entries in the handbook.


Detailed information about the course structure is available through official Curtin pages:


  • The first year provides a basic grounding in chemistry, physics, maths, scientific communication and computer skills, as well as introductory geology. The second year focuses on the fundamental theoretical, laboratory and field skills needed to understand geological processes and Earth evolution. The final year focuses on advanced, applied and vocational aspects of geology with the opportunity to select either a comprehensive Applied Geology stream which covers all applied aspects of geosciences including mineral and petroleum exploration techniques, environmental geosciences and hydrogeology
  • or to choose a specialty Mining or Petroleum Geology stream. All streams include significant components of practical, field and project work.

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