Bachelor of Science - Geographic Information Science / Bachelor of Science - Applied Geology

Curtin University

This 4-year program combines studies in Geographic Information Science (GIScience) and Applied Geology. It develops graduates capable of obtaining employment in the resource development or environmental management industries including mining and mineral exploration, environmental management, ore body assessment and management, and other areas related to GIScience and geology. Resource development and environmental management increasingly rely on the understanding and modelling of large quantities of two and 3-dimensional data of surface and sub-surface features. Because underground features such as ore bodies, groundwater zones and pollution plumes are hidden deep in the ground, computer visualisation and analysis approaches are important in assisting decision making processes. So, this course provides thorough knowledge of geological principles combined with the information technology and GIScience skills related to data analysis and modelling.

Course Fee:


International: $149,900

Entry Requirements:

One WACE Mathematics subject or at least Mathematics Applications ATAR. Mathematics Methods ATAR is desirable. STAT elements considered are E and Q. STAT applicants will be required to meet entry requirements by completing enabling units. This study may extend the duration of the course.

Structure:

This course contains core units plus options.

Subjects you can Study:

Applied geology; Geographic information science

Further information:

Curtin Course Code: BB-GISGEO

Recognition:

Graduates of the Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) are eligible for membership to the Australian Institute of Geoscientists, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Geological Society of Australia. Graduates may also obtain membership to the Spatial Sciences Institute.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

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

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