Bachelor of Science

Geoscience

Program of Study Credit Points
Core Units for this Major
Complete 12 credit points from the following units:
12 cps
Unit Code Unit Title Unit cps  
MTHS110 Quantitative Skills with Applications 6  
MTHS120 Calculus and Linear Algebra 1 6  
MTHS130 Calculus and Linear Algebra 2 6  
STAT100 Introduction to Statistical Modelling 6  
And complete the following units: 24 cps
CHEM110 Chemistry I 6  
CHEM120 Chemistry II 6  
GEOL110 Our Blue Planet 6  
GEOL120 Dynamic Earth 6  
#Prescribed Units for this Major
Complete the following units:
42 cps
EM334 Introduction to GIS and Spatial Thinking 6  
GEOL206 Field Mapping and Sedimentology 6  
GEOL207 Resource Geology and Environmental Issues 6  
GEOL208 Structural and Metamorphic Geology 6  
GEOL209 Mineralogy, Petrology and Geochemistry 6  
GEOL305 Ore Deposit Geology 6  
GEOL312 Geophysics and Applied GIS for Earth Sciences 6  
And complete 6 credit points from the following units: 6 cps
GEOL303 Exploration and Environmental Geochemistry 6  
GEOL314 Geological Field Mapping 6  
#Students undertaking a second major must be aware that a unit common to both majors at 200/300-level counts towards one major only. In these circumstances students are to select a Listed Unit from the relevant Major.  
Course Requirements 60 cps

To achieve an overall total of 144 credit points candidates must complete a further 60 credit points by either:
Completing ONE Minor, Listed Units and Elective Units;
or
Completing a Second Major and Elective Units;
or
Completing the Listed Units for this Major and Elective Units.

 
Group 1 - Listed Units for candidates undertaking this Major
Candidates completing TWO Majors complete 0 credit points.
Candidates completing ONE Major and ONE Minor MUST complete 6 credit points at 200 level from the following units;
or
Candidates completing ONE Major must complete 18 credit points at 200-level from the following units:
0-18 cps
ASTY221 Introduction to Astronomy and Astrophysics 6  
BCHM210 Introductory Molecular Biology and Biochemistry I 6  
CHEM220 Inorganic Chemistry 6  
CHEM250 Analytical Chemistry 6  
GEOL202 Introductory Palaeontology 6  
MICR220 Introductory Microbiology 6  
SCI210 Introduction to Scientific Programming 6  
SOIL222 Soil Science 6  
STAT210 Statistical Modelling and Experimental Design 6  
Group 2 - Listed Units for candidates undertaking this Major
Candidates completing TWO Majors complete 0 credit points.
Candidates completing ONE Major and ONE Minor MUST complete 12 credit points at 300 level from the following units;
or
Candidates completing ONE Major must complete 18 credit points at 300-level from the following units:
0-18 cps
CHEM305 Applied Physical Chemistry 6  
CHEM306 Materials Chemistry 6  
FSC310 Forensic Chemistry 6  
GEOL311 Palaeontology and Stratigraphy 6  
GEOL313 Environmental Geology 6  
GEOL314 Geological Field Mapping 6  
GEOL315 Vertebrate Palaeontology 6  
SCI395 Science Report 6  
SOIL310 Soils, Pollution and the Environment 6  
Elective Units
Complete 0 to 24 credit points with not more than 12 credit points at 100-level.
0-24 cps
The number of credit points and level will vary depending on whether candidates undertake ONE or TWO Majors or ONE Major and ONE Minor.
Elective Units can be selected from any unit offered by the University subject to candidates meeting overall prerequisite and timetabling requirements for individual units.
 
Total 144 cps

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