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, Geographic Information Science and Geophysics, which have separate entries in the handbook.


The course contains majors/streams.


  • Applied geology
  • Mining geology
  • Petroleum geology

Standard entry requirements

Applicants require at least Mathematics Applications ATAR or an equivalent WACE Mathematics qualification.STAT elements considered are E and V and Q.


The course is recognized by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Graduates are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Geological Society of Australia, the International Association of Hydrogeologists and the Petroleum Exploration Society of Australia.

Study pathways

Honours is available as an additional one year course following completion of this bachelor degree.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus International: $106,200
  • ATAR: 65
  • Part-time : 6 years
  • Full-time : 3 years

Further information

Availability of some units is limited to specific semesters, therefore those students commencing mid-year might need to study part-time for one or more semesters and usually will not be able to complete the course in three years. For this reason, international students are usually required to commence at the start of the year. Curtin Course Code: B-GEOL

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