Bachelor of Geology

Build your career in geoscience and benefit from world class resources, including access to practical fieldwork in iconic locations, analytical facilities, on-site learning, JCU's Economic Geology Research Centre, and with leading industry partners. Become an innovative problem-solver and develop expertise in conservation, exploration and mining for base and critical minerals.


In Queensland for full-time employment* *GUG 2022, UG Science and Mathematics

Support sustainability

Contribute to energy demands

State-of-the-art facilities

Hone your skills in JCU’s Economic Geology Research Centre


Only first year available in Cairns


  • Townsville: February, July
  • Cairns: February, July



+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee for a full-time study load

Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible


3 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

ATAR 66.5

Assumed Knowledge

English (Units 3/4,C)

Recommended Knowledge

One of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Marine Science, Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), Specialist Maths or Physics (Units 3/4,C); or equivalent

QTAC Codes

  • 316311
  • 326311

Course detail

Real stories

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    Renee Bensemann


    In pursuing honours, I wanted to continue my studies at JCU because the geoscience staff are world- renowned in their fields. They are always happy to give their time and share their knowledge whenever I needed it. Everybody within the College wants you to succeed.

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    Associate Professor Eric Roberts

    Head of Earth and Environmental Science

    It is nice to be part of a smaller university where staff and students actually get to know each other, and where there is opportunity to be involved in research. A highlight of our degree is the opportunity for field-based learning, bringing students into the field, and providing real hands on learning.