Skip to main content

You are viewing information for international students. View domestic

Undergraduate

Geography

Bachelor of Arts (Humanities) - BA(Curtin) - MJRU-GEOGR Humanities
2018
2017

2018

Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online or on-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

2017

Location Bentley
Study method Full-time
Online - find out more
Study mode Online or on-campus
Intake February or July
Duration 3 years full-time

Course overview

Geographers are versatile individuals who strive to build a deeper understanding of the human and physical environments in which we live.

In the Geography major, you will become familiar with the relationships between people, places and environments, and how we interact with the world around us.

You will examine the threats and opportunities posed by urbanisation, globalisation, climate change and other global issues to communities within a local, regional, national and international context. You will be encouraged to explore Indigenous rights, migration changes and social movements; find effective systems of local, national and international governance; and learn how to secure essential food and energy supplies for those in need.

You will also be encouraged to develop analytical and practical fieldwork skills. You will be taught how to conduct interviews and surveys; carry out mapping, participant observation and statistical analysis; take field notes; and write demographic reports.

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.

See the Courses Handbook for the structure of this part of the double degree.

You can study this as part of a double major:

*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

2018
2017

2018 entry requirements for international students

Minimum English language entry requirements

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

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements


2017 entry requirements for international students

Minimum English language entry requirements

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

Cut-off scores

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
HKDSE 15
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
WAUFP (CPS) 53
India (CBSE) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements


Fees

2018

2018 fees for international students

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,500
Indicative year 1 fee $29,000
Total indicative course fee $86,400
Indicative essential incidental course fee $0
The indicative fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. For information about fees at other locations please visit Curtin International's offshore site.

Career opportunities

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
  • tourism
  • mining
  • agriculture 
  • community development
  • land care
  • social and environmental planning
  • journalism
  • government
  • health
  • education.

Possible careers

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

Teacher

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.

Why Geography?

  • 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.