Geology

Honours

Honours in geology is a one-year component embedded within the Bachelor of Advanced Studies. It includes a 36-credit point research project that provides the opportunity to examine events from the deep past through to the present and into the future by harnessing Big Data and computer-based models. Students will also complete two 6-credit point coursework units that will aid in the development of fundamental research, ethical and communication skills. The Honours program will provide students with the opportunity to develop real-world research skills and learn how to apply them not only to a specific topic but also to future challenges.

Honours in Geology is available to students with a major in Geology or a cognate area. Admittance into the program is determined by the Faculty of Science as well as the honours coordinator.

Honours Coordinator:

Professor Dale Dominey-Howes
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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

GEOLOGY (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Geology) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Core

GEOL4101
Research Skills in Geology and Geophysics A
6    A Have a coherent understanding of key themes in geology and geophysics within the context of Earth system science, and understand principles and concepts relating to Earth's structure, its internal and external dynamics and evolution.


This unit must be taken by all students in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours, Geology; and Honours, Geophysics)
Semester 1
Semester 2
GEOL4102
Research Skills in Geology and Geophysics B
6    A Have a coherent understanding of key themes in geology and geophysics within the context of Earth system science, and understand principles and concepts relating to Earth's structure, its internal and external dynamics and evolution.


This unit must be taken by all students in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours, Geology; and Honours, Geophysics)
Semester 1
Semester 2

Honours Core Research Project

GEOL4103
Geology Honours Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
GEOL4104
Geology Honours Project B
6    C GEOL4103
Semester 1
Semester 2
GEOL4105
Geology Honours Project C
6    C GEOL4104
Semester 1
Semester 2
GEOL4106
Geology Honours Project D
6    C GEOL4105
Semester 1
Semester 2
GEOL4107
Geology Honours Project E
6    C GEOL4106
Semester 1
Semester 2
GEOL4108
Geology Honours Project F
6    C GEOL4107
Semester 1
Semester 2