Geosciences is the study of the Earth – its oceans, atmosphere, rivers and lakes, ice sheets and glaciers, soils, its complex surface, rocky interior and metallic core. This includes deciphering the history and possible future paths of Earth’s evolution and many aspects of how living things, including humans, interact with the Earth.
We also investigate the past, measures the present, and models the future behaviour of our planet. It also studies the other planets, asteroids, and the solar system, both to better understand the Earth and to expand our knowledge of the universe.
As a student, you will learn how to analyse problems and work out solutions. You will have opportunities for hands-on experience outside of the classroom in the field and laboratory.
We are invested in the future work prospects of all of our students. We are ranked first in Australia and fourth in the world for graduate employability*.
The School of Geosciences is built upon Australia's oldest Department of Geology which was established in 1893, followed by the foundation of Australia’s first Department of Geography in 1920.
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