Introduction to Geology (Advanced) (GEOS1903)


This unit has the same objectives as GEOS1003 and is suitable for students who wish to pursue aspects of the subject in greater depth. Entry is restricted and selection is made from the applicants on the basis of their ATAR or UAI and/or their university performance at the time of enrolment. Students that elect to take this unit will participate in alternatives to some aspects of the standard unit and will be required to pursue independent work to meet unit objectives. This unit may be taken as part of the BSc (Advanced).

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Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 3 hour practical per week, field classes.


One 2 hour exam, tests, quizzes, practical reports, field report (100%)


The recommended text is Christiansen, E. H., & Hamblin, W. K. (2015). Dynamic earth: An introduction to physical geology. Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules

Assumed knowledge

(ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent


GEOS1003 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.