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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

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.

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 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 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Minimum academic entry requirements


Fees

2017

2017 fees for international students

International onshore - fee paying
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $14,800
Indicative year 1 fee $29,400
Total indicative course fee $92,000
Indicative essential incidental course fee $65
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 

Graduates of this course can undertake further study at postgraduate level to teach geography at high school.

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.