The University of Adelaide

Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience)

The University of Adelaide

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

This program is for students interested in the areas of science that relate to Earth's mineral resources - their nature, origin, distribution, discovery and exploitation. This is the program for students who want an interesting, well-paid and diverse career, with opportunities to travel all over the world. The Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience) integrates and extends courses in geology & geophysics, mining engineering, geography & environmental studies, chemistry, mathematics and physics. Key features of this program are extensive field-work. The need for skilled professionals in the geoscientific area has been well documented in the media. The program is specifically designed to meet the need for high-calibre graduates in the mineral resources sector. In addition, this program is strongly geared towards preparing students for entry into the Honours degree in Geology.


At level 1, students receive a foundation in sciences such as geology and maths or statistics, with a choice of additional courses in chemistry, physics and science electives. Studies at level 2 further develop this foundation by providing more in-depth study in the area of geology. Students focus on advanced topics including mineral exploration, tectonics and geophysics in the third level of study. Students will benefit from direct access to professionals in the mineral geoscience industry that will enable them to form mentoring relationships. An additional year of study is available for those wishing to obtain an honours degree.


  • Mineral geoscience

Standard entry requirements

  • Prerequisites: SACE Stage 2: any two Science subjects chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies, Physics, Agriculture and Horticulture, Agricultural and Horticultural Science, Nutrition, Scientific Studies or Specialist Mathematics (only one Mathematics subject may be counted). IB: two Science subjects (minimum grade 4 for SL, 3 for HL)
  • Or, one Science subject plus Mathematics (minimum grade 4 for SL, 3 for HL). Assumed knowledge: SACE Stage 2 Chemistry, Mathematical Studies, Physics

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $124,500
  • ATAR: 75
  • Full-time : 3 years
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