Bachelor of Science - Applied Geology / Bachelor of Science - Environmental Biology

Curtin University

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

This program provides students with an integrated education program in both exploration/applied geology and environmental biology. It provides dual qualifications in these areas and provides graduates with unique opportunities to obtain employment in resource development and related land management fields involving natural resource management. Resource exploration and management frequently take place in arid environments and involve issues of restoration after mining, maintenance of biodiversity, eco-system management and rehabilitation of degraded and salt-affected landscapes. This course provides a knowledge of the geological/biological principles required for management of both living and non-living resources.


This course contains core units plus options


  • Applied geology
  • Environmental biology

Standard entry requirements

Specifically applicants require one WACE Mathematics subject and one WACE Science subject OR At least Mathematics Applications ATAR with one course from the following list: Biology ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Earth and Environment Science ATAR, Human Biology ATAR, Integrated Science ATAR, Physics ATAR. STAT elements considered are E, V and Q. STAT. Applicants will be required to meet entry pre-requisites by completing enabling units which may extend the duration of the course.


Graduates of the undergraduate degree in Applied Geology are eligible for membership of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Society of Australia. The degree has been accredited by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. Graduates are also eligible for Associate Membership of the Australian Institute of Biology and the Environment Institute of Australia. Full membership becomes possible for graduates with honours or pass degrees after 3 or 4 years of professional practice.

Study pathways

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

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bentley - main campus International: $137,600
  • ATAR: 71
  • Full-time : 4 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Further information

Students enrolled in the double degree program may elect to transfer to a single degree course in one of the two disciplines. In this event, the relevant Head of Department shall determine the amount of credit to be transferred to the single degree. Curtin Course Code: BB-GLGBIO

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