|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.|
Full-time or part-time
Online - find out more
|Study mode||Online or on-campus|
|Intake||February or July|
|Duration||3 years full-time|
Geography explores the relationships between people, places and environments.
As our worlds have become increasingly interconnected, fast-paced and more complex due to technological and social change; symptoms of this speed and complexity include disconnectivity, restrictions on mobility and competition for resources. This makes Geography more relevant than ever.
You will learn how to integrate various perspectives in social research and natural science to identify practical solutions to issues surrounding: population growth; food security; migration; natural hazards; climate change; global cities; sustainable development; health and wellbeing; power and place; and, the emerging creative economies.
Geography is offered as part of the Bachelor of Arts. You can enhance your studies with a secondary major or choose from a range of elective units to support your career goals.
When coupled with Economics you can complete this major as part of our Bachelor of Arts or our Bachelor of Commerce. Your choice will determine your core units.
You can also study this major as part of a Science and Arts double degree.
*Please note not all majors are offered online
High achieving students may complete an additional honours year enabling them to undertake their own significant research project.
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.
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 either MC Verbal or Quantitative
Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.
Mature age entry
Essential WACE courses
English ATAR, Literature ATAR or English as an Additional Language/Dialect ATAR
A TAFE certificate IV and evidence of English competency or a TAFE diploma.
Fees for Australian and New Zealand students
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The requirements of this course may attract additional costs. For more information visit other fees and charges.
This course can help you become a:
- Natural Resource Manager
- Urban and Regional Planner
- Landcare Worker
You may also find work in:
- sustainability consultancies
- sustainability offices
- environmental consultancies and organisations
- community development
- land care
- social and environmental planning
Graduates of this course can undertake further study at postgraduate level to teach geography at high school.
Natural Resource Management
If you are planning a career in natural resource management for government, industry or the non-government sector, you may wish to consider choosing electives in:
Regional Development Officer
If you are planning a career as a regional development officer, you may wish to consider completing electives in
If you are planning a career in teaching you may consider choosing electives in:
Note: You will need to complete a one-year Graduate Diploma in Education (Secondary Education) after the completion of your Bachelor of Arts to become a qualified teacher.
- Enrolling in the geography major at Curtin places you in a diverse community of students from around the world, surrounded by leading researchers working in the Southeast Asian region and Australia.
- There is a worldwide shortage of trained geographers, couple this with the rediscovery of the discipline in the education sector and the employment market for geographers is growing.
- Geography is about being in the field and taking part. There are opportunities to learn outside the classroom and opportunities to study and work abroad.