Bachelor of Geoscience
Geoscientists are concerned with our soils, oceans and atmosphere. Developing land-use plans, determining environmental impacts, and finding new sources of useful natural materials are just a few of the ways geoscientists contribute to our understanding of our planet, its processes and history. Geoscientists provide essential information for solving problems and establishing governmental policies for resource management; environmental protection; and public health, safety, and welfare.
Australia's economy is heavily reliant on the export of minerals and other natural resources and there are excellent job prospects in all areas of geoscience. And with ongoing environmental challenges such as shortage of water, increased salinisation of agricultural soils, and loss of biodiversity, the ongoing demand for comprehensively trained geoscientists has remained high.
In the Bachelor of Geoscience you can study a major in either Geospatial Systems, Mineral Systems or Environmental Systems, and it includes topics such as resource geology and environmental issues, optical mineralogy and igneous petrology, ore deposit geology, exploration and environmental geochemistry, field mapping and sedimentology, palaeontology and stratigraphy, applied geophysics, among others.