Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) (Earth Science)

Queensland University of Technology (QUT)

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00213J

Gain the knowledge for careers in the resource, environmental or research sectors through a blend of current research issues, theory and hands-on field, lab and industry work. In this new, embedded honours specialised course, you can expect to study alongside a small cohort of high-achieving fellow science enthusiasts for four years. You'll be immersed in real-world research from your first year in authentic research environments, with leading QUT researchers and projects.Earth science (also known as geoscience) blends the traditional fields of geology, physical geography and oceanography/ hydrology. Geology describes the rocky parts of the Earth’s crust (or lithosphere) and its development. Physical geography, which studies the Earth’s surface, includes geomorphology, soil science, biogeoscience and atmospheric science. The marine and freshwater parts of the Earth define the fields of oceanography and hydrology.The Earth is an amazing place and for an earth scientist, it offers a unique natural laboratory that covers space and time. Earth science is a multidisciplinary science that applies chemistry, physics, biology and mathematics tools to understand earth processes, decipher its past and predict its future. Earth scientists work to monitor changes in the Earth’s environment and suggest solutions to problems. They study natural hazards to prevent loss of life and reduce property damage. Earth scientists play key roles in the search for energy resources and minerals. Climate change, earthquakes and renewable energy are just a few of the issues that require knowledge of earth science.


ST20 Bachelor of Science Advanced (Honours) comprises 384 credit points (32 units), including 4 core units (STB100, STB200, STB300 and a core option), 240 credit points (20 units) discipline specific major units (including 8 Honours level units) and 96 credit points (8 units) of complementary studies (2 minors).

Standard entry requirements

  • Before you start this course, you must have obtained the required result for the Queensland year 12 subjects (or equivalent senior subjects) listed below within your Year 12 studies.English, or Literature, or English and Literature Extension, or English as an Additional Language (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • AndMathematical Methods (Units 3 & 4, C)
  • AndAt least one of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Marine Science or Physics (Units 3 & 4, B).

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Gardens Point Domestic: $29,600
International: $156,800
  • ATAR: 90.00
  • Full-time : 4 years

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