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Master of Science (Geophysics)

MSc(Curtin) - MJRP-GEOPM Science and Engineering
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February
Duration 2 years full time

This course offers a solid grounding and practical training in a wide range of geophysical exploration methods, including data acquisition, processing, and interpretation. During your study you will have hands-on experience using industry standard equipment and software. You will also become more familiar with recent geophysical developments through a range of coursework units and investigative projects. After successful completion of the first year you can exit with a Graduate Diploma in Geophysics.

This course is not eligible for Commonwealth Support, however additional Australian government income support may be available for eligible students. Please refer to the Study Assist website and contact the Student Services team for more details.

Admission criteria

Admission criteria for Australian and New Zealand students

  • Recognised bachelor degree in science with competency in geophysics or a related discipline to the level of second-year tertiary study. Special consideration will be given to geoscience graduates with associate degrees or diplomas and several years of industry experience.

Please note: this course is not suitable for students who have completed the Bachelor of Science (Geophysics) (Honours) at Curtin.

English language proficiency

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

Other qualifications may also satisfy our English language admission criteria. Please view our English language requirements page to find out more.


Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2018 Domestic fee paying Domestic fee-paying - A domestic fee-paying place is a place at university which is not Commonwealth supported, that is, not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic fee paying students will be charged tuition fees and may be eligible for FEE-HELP assistance for all or part of those tuition fees. $26,900*

Fees are indicative first year only.

* Based on a first-year full-time study load of 200 credits. 400 credits are needed to graduate from this course. The total cost will depend on your course options (i.e. units selected and time taken to complete).

Use the Fee Calculator for an estimate of individual unit fees. There may also be some additional costs. For more information, see other fees and charges.

Professional recognition

The Commonwealth Public Service Board accepts this course as satisfying its requirements for appointment as a professional geophysicist. A degree in geophysics satisfies the academic requirements for membership to the Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, theAustralasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, the Society of Exploration Geophysicists (USA) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

Credit for previous study

Applications for credit for recognised learning (CRL) are assessed on an individual basis.

Learn about Credit for Recognised Learning (CRL)

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