Course Structure - Bachelor of Science in Geology

Courses and Study Subject alternative pages Course Structure - Bachelor of Science in Geology

All students in the course will study these three core subjects in their first year.

SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science or CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

All students must choose a Major to study in detail (see subject list below). You have the option of focussing on another key study area by taking a Second Major, or broadening your scientific knowledge by selecting science subjects from many disciplines. For the rules about the full course structure, please visit the Bachelor of Science handbook page.

Geology Major

Administration and Availability Information



Major Code


Available in

Bachelor of Engineering – Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Engineering with Honours – Bachelor of Science

Credit point value

30 credit points

Other details


Core Subjects

Level 1

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

Level 2

EA2220:03 Earth Materials

EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

EA2900:03 Introductory Field Geology

Level 3

EA3510:03 Geological Mapping

EA3511:03 Advanced Geological Mapping


Select 3 credit points of specified EA level 2 subjects

EA2110:03 Introduction to Sedimentology

EA2300:03 Crustal Processes


Select 6 credit points of specified EA level 3 subjects

EA3100:03 Earth Dynamics

EA3200:03 Deformation, Metamorphism and Hydrothermal Fluids

EA3400:03 Ore Genesis

EA3650:03 Sedimentary Environments and Energy Resources

EA3800:03 Earth and Environmental Geochemistry