University of New England
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3 years full-time; up to 10 years part-time
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Gain comprehensive training in geoscience and geology skills with this Bachelor of GeoScience degree and take the first step towards a rewarding career in the booming Australian mineral export industry.
Choose one of three majors on offer: geospatial systems, mineral systems or environmental systems. Core topics of study include resource geology and environmental issues, optical mineralogy and igneous petrology, exploration and environmental geochemistry, field mapping and sedimentology, palaeontology and applied geophysics.
Offered online or on-campus at the University of New England (UNE), this course gives you maximum flexibility and a range of diverse career opportunities.
To be eligible for entry into this course, applicants must meet the following entry requirements:
Assumed knowledge is any two units of general mathematics, mathematics or mathematics extension; studies in chemistry and/or physics are recommended (for students without the recommended background knowledge, the School offers introductory units in chemistry, mathematics and physics).
You may be eligible for advanced standing if your previous education and experience meet certain criteria.
In this earth science course, the subjects you may study include:
Plus a combination of the following units:
Plus one of the following majors:
The University of New England (UNE) prides itself on providing the highest quality student support to ensure that students have the necessary tools to pursue their goals. Students can easily access a plethora of dedicated services including counselling, disability needs, academic and study skills, Aboriginal affairs and career development.
With over 60 years of distance education experience, UNE has devised flexible online study options over 3 study periods a year so that students are able to utilise their time more effectively or even accelerate their degree. For courses that require hands-on experience, UNE offers Intensive School programs where students are exposed to vital practical components of their course.
To support ongoing learning, students can get the help they need via email, phone or online chat. You can expect a well-rounded and supported experience throughout your UNE study journey.
Upon successful completion of this course you will receive a nationally recognised Bachelor of GeoScience from the University of New England.
There is currently great demand in Australia for qualified geoscientists. Career opportunities include working in mineral exploration and mining, energy resources and exploration and education, or for scientific organisations such as the CSIRO, government agencies, environmental consultancies and museums.
UNE is committed to a holistic approach to education, ensuring that all graduates also possess the following transferable attributes:
Wondering where a career in mining could take you? Potential job outcomes may include:
Eligible students can apply for HECS-HELP to cover the upfront costs of all or part of your fees. Alternatively, you can pay annually for the units you select to study in that year.
The University of New England also offers a number of scholarships to successful applicants.
This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP government loan scheme. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, you may not need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees directly to the provider on your behalf. You'll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).
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