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Undergraduate

Geographic Information Science and Applied Geology Double Degree

Bachelor of Science (Geographic Information Science), Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) - BSc(Curtin), BSc(Curtin) - BB-GISGEO Science and Engineering
Indicative ATAR 70 Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.
Location Bentley
Study method Full-time or part-time
Study mode On-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 4 years full time

Course overview

This double degree combines studies in geographic information science and applied geology. This course develops your unique capabilities to obtain employment in the resource development or environmental management industries including mining and mineral exploration, ore body assessment and management, environmental management, as well as other employment areas related to geographic information science and geology.

Resource development and environmental management increasingly rely upon the understanding and modelling of large quantities of two and three-dimensional data of surface and sub-surface features. Because underground features such as ore bodies, groundwater zones and pollution plumes are hidden deep in the ground, computer visualisation and analysis approaches are important in assisting decision making processes. As a result, this double degree provides a thorough knowledge of geological principles combined with the information technology and geographic information skills related to data analysis and modelling.

High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.

Entry requirements

Entry requirements for Australian and New Zealand students

Indicative TER (ATAR) Indicative TER (ATAR) - This figure provides an indication of the TER (ATAR) normally required to enter this course. It is provided as a guide only.

70

STAT entry STAT entry - The Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT) assesses competencies considered important for success at uni. These tests are provided by the Tertiary Institutions Service Centre (TISC) to help mature age candidates apply for certain courses.

Written English and Quantitative

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Mature age entry

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Essential WACE courses

  • At least Mathematics: Applications ATAR

Desirable WACE courses

Mathematics: Methods ATAR

Other requirements

STAT applicants may be required to meet entry prerequisites by completing enabling units. This may extend the duration of your studies.
 

Fees

Fees for Australian and New Zealand students

Year Student type Cost
2017 Commonwealth supported What is a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)? - A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government. They pay part of the course fees directly to Curtin and then the student pays the remainder. The student can defer this fee to their HECS-HELP loan.

All Australian students studying an undergraduate degree are automatically awarded a Commonwealth supported place.

Learn more about CSPs and whether you're eligible by visiting the Australian Government's StudyAssist website.
$8,890*

Fees are indicative first year only.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and do not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks - visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

If you're not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

Career opportunities

This course can help you become a:

  • Geologist
  • Geographer
  • Geographic Information Systems Officer
  • Geographic Information Systems Officer
  • Geologist
  • Geological Engineer

Why Geographic Information Science and Applied Geology Double Degree?

  • There is an increasing demand for geographic information science in government and industry.
  • Geographic information science is a dynamic field of study. You'll get satisfaction participating in exciting and diverse projects.
  • State-of-the-art equipment and labs.
  • This is a hands-on, practical course with direct industry involvement.
  • This comprehensive course qualifies graduates for all major geology careers.
  • We offer a range of relevant double degree options with enhanced career options.