Bachelor of Geology

Course Code

56010

Version

2

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Course Structure

Candidature

Progression

Advanced Standing

Award Details

Honours

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

English (Chemistry and Maths B recommended)

Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.

English Language Requirements

 

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

72 credit points as per course structure

Additional course rules

Candidates who have not completed either Chemistry or Maths B to Year 12 are required to undertake the corresponding preparatory subjects in Year 1 of the course.

Learning outcomes

Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

EA1110:03  Evolution of the Earth

EV1005:03  Environmental Processes and Global Change

SC1102:03  Systems Modelling and Visualisation

PLUS

CH1001:03  Chemistry: A Central Science

or

CH1011:03  Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

Level 2

EA2220:03  Earth Materials

EA2510:03  Earth Resources, Exploration and Environment

EA2900:03  Introductory Field Geology

EV2502:03  Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

MA 2 401:03  Statistics and Data Analysis

Level 3

EA3100:03  Earth Dynamics

EA3200:03  Deformation, Metamorphism and Hydrothermal Fluids

EA3400:03  Ore Genesis

EA3510:03  Geological Mapping

EA3511:03  Advanced Geological Mapping

EA3800:03  Earth and Environmental Geochemistry

Options

CH1020:03  Preparatory Chemistry

or

Any level 1 Science subject

PLUS

MA1020:03  Preparatory Mathematics

or

Any level 1 Science subject

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of BZ, CH, CP, EV, MA, MB, PH or SC level 1 subjects

PLUS

EA2300:03 Crustal Processes

or

EA2110:03 Introduction to Sedimentology

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of EA and EV level 2 subjects

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specified EA level 3 subjects

EA3005:03  Minesite Rehabilitation

EA3007:03  Field Studies in Tropical Water and Soil Science

EA3008:03  Advanced Hydrology

EV3018:03  Professional Vacation Placement

EV3404:03  Field Studies in Tropical Geography

EV3502:03  Advanced Geographic Information Systems

EA3650:03  Sedimentary Environments and Energy Resources

Campus

COURSE AVAILALE AT

NOTES

Townsville

 

Cairns

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

Course progression requisites

Nil

Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

18 credit points for the course

Maximum of 6 credit points at level 3

Supplementary exam for final subject

A candidate who has failed the final subject towards the degree and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject.

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 5 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 15 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed the course of study prescribed for the degree.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Available as a separate graduate entry course

Eligibility

Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.