Bachelor of Science - Applied Geology / Bachelor of Science - Geophysics

Curtin University

This program's graduates who acquire experience in Geology and Geophysics are of increasing importance and will have many opportunities, particularly in Australia. Geoscientists have always been required in the search for minerals, groundwater and energy resources. There is a fast growing demand for geology and geophysics professionals in developing countries. The demand from exploration industries is increasingly matched by growing opportunities in environmental management.

Course Fee:

International: $138,800

Entry Requirements:

Specifically, Mathematics Methods ATAR and Physics ATAR. Mathematics Specialist ATAR is desirable, OR WACE Applicable Mathematics and WACE Physics or equivalent. STAT is not accepted.


This course contains core units plus options. In the first three years, the course is based on geology, geophysics, mathematics, chemistry and supporting subjects. In the fourth year, advanced topics of applied and exploration geology and geophysics are covered.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied geology; Geophysics

Study Pathways:

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

Further information:

Students will normally be expected to have attained a higher Tertiary Entrance Rank than is required for both single degrees. Curtin Course Code: BB-GLGGPH


This course is accredited by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy. The BSc (Applied Geology) satisfies the academic requirements for membership of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Geological Society of Australia and Australian Institute of Geoscientists. The BSc (Geophysics) satisfies the academic requirements for membership of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists and the Society of Exploration Geophysics (USA).

Accepts International Students:


Campus ATAR/OP Adjusted Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Bentley - main campus 82.1 No Full time 4 years
Bentley - main campus 82.1 No Part time 8 years

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The university offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees in business, humanities, health sciences, resources, engineering and related sciences. 

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Curtin has campuses in Perth, Dubai, Malaysia, Mauritius and Singapore, as well as course delivery through more than 130 partner institutions worldwide.

In 2016, Curtin formed an alliance with one of the oldest and most revered universities in the world – The University of Aberdeen in Scotland – which will leverage the strengths and industry networks of both universities, particularly in energy research.

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