Bachelor of Geology
Science and Engineering
English (Chemistry and Maths B recommended)
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
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.
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).
EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth
EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change
SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems
CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science
CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences
EA2110:03 Introduction to Sedimentology
EA2220:03 Minerals and Magmas
EA2300:03 Introductory Structural and Metamorphic Geology
EA2510:03 Earth Resources, Exploration and Environment
EA2900:03 Introductory Field Geology
EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
MA2401:03 Statistics and Data Analysis
EA3100:03 Igneous Petrology and Processes
EA3200:03 Advanced Structural and Metamorphic Geology
EA3400:03 Ore Genesis
EA3510:03 Geological Mapping
EA3511:03 Field Techniques in Geology
EA3650:03 Sedimentary Environments & Energy Resources
EA3800:03 Earth and Environmental Geochemistry
CH1020:03 Preparatory Chemistry
MA1020:03 Preparatory Mathematics
Select 3 credit points of level 2 subjects from the following:
EV2401:03 Australian Landscape Processes & Evolution
EA2007:03 Applied Soil Science
EA2404:03 From Icehouse to Greenhouse
EA3005:03 Minesite Rehabilitation
EA3007:03 Field Studies in Tropical Water and Soil Science
EA3008:03 Advanced Hydrology
EV3018:03 Professional Placement
EV3404:03 Field Studies in Tropical Geography
EV3502:03 Advanced Geographic Information Systems
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Only first year is available in Cairns
Expected time to complete
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
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 award and who gained 40% or more of the marks for that subject, may be granted a supplementary examination in that subject. However if that subject is required for accreditation, then the criteria specified by that accreditation will apply.
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.
48 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
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.
A maximum of 9 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors.
Exit with lesser award
Available as a separate graduate entry course
Candidates must satisfy the School requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.