Volcanoes, Hot Rocks and Minerals Adv (GEOS2914)


This unit has the same objectives as GEOS2114 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 performance to date. 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).

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


Two 1 hour lectures and one 3 hour practical per week.


One 2 hour exam, practical reports, field trip report, group presentation (100%)


No required textbook. Course notes available.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


24 credit points of Junior Science units of study and Distinction in (GEOL1002 or GEOS1002 or ENVI1002 or GEOL1501 or GEOL1902 or GEOS1902 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903).


GEOS2114 or GEOL2001

Additional Information

An optional volcano field study trip to New Zealand's North Island in February is available for up to 20 students. Extra costs apply.

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.