Geology and Geophysics

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

GEOLOGY AND GEOPHYSICS

Advanced coursework and projects will be available in 2020 for students who complete this major.

Geology and Geophysics major

A major in Geology and Geophysics requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level core interdisciplinary project units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level disciplinary selective or interdisciplinary project selective units

Geology and Geophysics minor

A minor in Geology and Geophysics requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level core units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Core
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N GEOS1901 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1003
Introduction to Geology
6    N GEOS1903 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOL1501
Semester 2
Summer Main
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1001 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
GEOS1903
Introduction to Geology (Advanced)
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1003 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
GEOS2114
Volcanoes, Hot Rocks and Minerals
6    P A minimum of one unit of study from the following (GEOG1001, GEOL1001, GEOL1002, GEOS1003, GEOS1903, ENVI1002, GEOL1902, GEOL1501), and 24 credit points of Junior Science units of study.
N GEOL2111 or GEOL2911 or GEOS2914


An optional volcano field study trip to New Zealand's North Island in February is available for up to 20 students. Extra costs apply. Contact with the School in the preceding November or December is advisable to secure a place on the trip.
Semester 1
GEOS2124
Fossils and Tectonics
6    P 24cp of 1000-level units of study, including (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903) and (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914)
N GEOL2123 or GEOL2124 or GEOS2924
Semester 2
GEOS2914
Volcanoes, Hot Rocks and Minerals Adv
6    P 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).
N GEOS2114 or GEOL2001


An optional volcano field study trip to New Zealand's North Island in February is available for up to 20 students. Extra costs apply. Contact with the School is the preceding November or December is advisable to secure a place on the trip.
Semester 1
GEOS2924
Fossils and Tectonics (Advanced)
6    P A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS1003 or GEOS1903) or (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914)]
N GEOL2123 or GEOL2124 or GEOS2124
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Core
GEOS3008
Field Geology
6    P GEOS2124 or GEOS2924
N GEOL3103 or GEOS3908

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
GEOS3908
Field Geology (Adv)
6    P Credit or greater in (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
N GEOS3008

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Intensive July
GEOS3101
Earth's Structure and Evolution
6    P (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
N GEOS3801 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3903 or GEOS3004 or GEOS3904 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3917
Semester 1
GEOS3801
Earth's Structure and Evolutions (Adv)
6    P A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)]
N GEOS3101 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3903 or GEOS3004 or GEOS3904 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3917


Prerequisites: Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School.
Semester 1
Core Interdisciplinary project
GEOL3888
Economic Geology Interdisciplinary Project
6    P GEOS2X14 and GEOS2X24
N GEOS3102 or GEOS3802 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3004 or GEOS3904 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3917 or GEOS3903
Semester 1
Disciplinary Selective
GEOS3103
Environmental and Sedimentary Geology
6    A (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903)
P (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
N GEOS3803
Semester 2
GEOS3104
Geophysical Methods
6    P (GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)
N GEOS3804 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3016 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3903 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3916 or GEOS3917 or GEOS3004
Semester 2
GEOS3803
Environmental and Sedimentary Geology(Adv)
6    A (GEOS1003 or GEOS1903)
P A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)]
N GEOS3103


Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School.
Semester 2
GEOS3804
Geophysical Methods (Advanced)
6    P A mark of 75 or above in [(GEOS2114 or GEOS2914) and (GEOS2124 or GEOS2924)]
N GEOS3104 or GEOS3003 or GEOS3006 or GEOS3016 or GEOS3017 or GEOS3903 or GEOS3906 or GEOS3916 or GEOS3917


Students who have a credit average for all Geoscience units may enrol in this unit with the permission of the Head of School.
Semester 2
Interdisciplinary Project Selective
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive December
Intensive February
Intensive January
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2