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Geology and Geophysics

Unit of study table (Table A)

Geology and Geophysics major

A major in Geology and Geophysics requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 18 credit points of 3000-level major core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level selective interdisciplinary project units

Geology and Geophysics minor

A minor in Geology and Geophysics requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level minor selective units

 

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites
C: Corequisites N: Prohibition

1000-level units of study

Core
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    GEOS1901 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
GEOS1001 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
GEOS1003
Earth Science: Past and Future of our Planet
6    GEOS1903 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOL1501
GEOS1903
Earth Sci: Past and Future of our Planet (Adv)
6    (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
GEOS1003 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902

2000-level units of study

Core
GEOS2114
Volcanoes, Resources and Sustainability
6    6 credit points from (GEOS1XXX or GEOL1XXX)
GEOL2111 or GEOL2911 or GEOS2914
An optional volcano field study trip to New Zealand's North Island in February is available for up to 20 students. Extra costs apply. Contact with the School in the preceding November or December is advisable to secure a place on the trip.
GEOS2914
Volcanoes, Resources and Sustainability (Adv)
6    A mark of 75 or above in (GEOS1XX or GEOL1XXX)
GEOS2114 or GEOL2001
An optional volcano field study trip to New Zealand's North Island in February is available for up to 20 students. Extra costs apply. Contact with the School is the preceding November or December is advisable to secure a place on the trip.
GEOS2124
Earth's History and the Biosphere
6    24cp of 1000-level units of study, including (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903) and (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914)
GEOL2123 or GEOL2124 or GEOS2924
GEOS2924
Earth's History and the Biosphere (Adv)
6    A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS1003 or GEOS1903) or (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914)]
GEOL2123 or GEOL2124 or GEOS2124

3000-level units of study

Major Core
GEOS3008
Field Geology in the Digital Age
6    GEOS2124 or GEOS2924
GEOL3103 or GEOS3908
This unit includes an on-campus workshop component, during which you will build skills important for the fieldwork requirements, followed by a compulsory field component. Details will be provided at the start of Semester 1. The BM-RE option is only available to students who are not able to participate to the fieldtrip for serious personal reasons
GEOS3908
Field Geology in the Digital Age (Adv)
6    Credit or greater in (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
GEOS3008
This unit includes an on-campus workshop component, during which you will build skills important for the fieldwork requirements, followed by a compulsory field component. Details will be provided at the start of Semester 1. The BM-RE option is only available to students who are not able to participate to the fieldtrip for serious personal reasons
GEOS3101
Deep Mantle to Earth Surface Dynamics
6    (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
GEOS3801 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3903 or GEOS3004 or GEOS3904 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3917
GEOS3801
Deep Mantle to Earth Surface Dynamics (Adv)
6    A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)]
GEOS3101 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3903 or GEOS3004 or GEOS3904 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3917
Prerequisites: Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School.
GEOS3103
Environment, Sediment and Climate Change
6    (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903)
(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) or (GEOS2116 or GEOS2916) or (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
GEOS3803
GEOS3803
Environment, Sediment and Climate Change (Adv)
6    (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903)
A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) or (GEOS2116 or GEOS2916) or (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)]
GEOS3103
Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School.
Selective Interdisciplinary project
GEOL3888
Earth Systems Research Project
6    GEOS2X14 and GEOS2X24
GEOS3102 or GEOS3802 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3004 or GEOS3904 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3917 or GEOS3903
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    96 credit points
Minor Selective
GEOS3008
Field Geology in the Digital Age
6    GEOS2124 or GEOS2924
GEOL3103 or GEOS3908
This unit includes an on-campus workshop component, during which you will build skills important for the fieldwork requirements, followed by a compulsory field component. Details will be provided at the start of Semester 1. The BM-RE option is only available to students who are not able to participate to the fieldtrip for serious personal reasons
GEOS3908
Field Geology in the Digital Age (Adv)
6    Credit or greater in (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
GEOS3008
This unit includes an on-campus workshop component, during which you will build skills important for the fieldwork requirements, followed by a compulsory field component. Details will be provided at the start of Semester 1. The BM-RE option is only available to students who are not able to participate to the fieldtrip for serious personal reasons
GEOS3101
Deep Mantle to Earth Surface Dynamics
6    (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
GEOS3801 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3903 or GEOS3004 or GEOS3904 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3917
GEOS3801
Deep Mantle to Earth Surface Dynamics (Adv)
6    A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)]
GEOS3101 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3903 or GEOS3004 or GEOS3904 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3917
Prerequisites: Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School.
GEOS3103
Environment, Sediment and Climate Change
6    (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903)
(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) or (GEOS2116 or GEOS2916) or (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
GEOS3803
GEOS3803
Environment, Sediment and Climate Change (Adv)
6    (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903)
A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) or (GEOS2116 or GEOS2916) or (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)]
GEOS3103
Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School.