Do you want to:
- Study geology in a world-class Centre of Excellence?
- Get up to speed on all types of ore deposits?
- Be supervised and mentored by top-class academics in a dynamic and supportive multicultural team environment?
- Interact with prospective industry employers during your study?
If so, you need to enrol with us. We are passionate about geology and love what we do. In addition, we are highly regarded nationally and internationally for the top-quality graduates we produce. Most are snapped up by the minerals industry, others choose research careers in Universities. Our past students now occupy many key and high-level positions in the exploration and mining industries, in government geological surveys, and in University Earth science departments in Australia and overseas.
Dynamic and stimulating study environment
Postgraduate degree supervision and coursework Masters teaching is provided by academics and industry personnel who are international leaders in their fields, and our teamwork focus means you are supported by all academics (not just your allocated supervisors).
We have a very wide range of industry-funded research projects and our constant collaboration and close relationships with industry companies results in a very dynamic and stimulating learning environment, enabling students to meet and work closely with industry personnel throughout their study period. The Centre is also intricately linked with the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Tasmania, which has resulted in collaborative teaching and research plus very high quality laboratory and analytical facilities.
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Honours is a 1 year full-time course that adds a significant dimension to your undergraduate degree. Some students continue on to Honours in order to ‘value-add' their degree and increase their employment options; others do it in order to make them eligible for entry to a higher degree (Masters or PhD).
We offer four-year Honours courses in Economic Geology, Geophysics and Geochemistry that are recognised by the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM). Our Honoursgraduates are highly regarded by the minerals and exploration sector. Geophysics Honours graduates are in strong demand from all industry areas.
Our objective is to produce top-class training for the next generation of Australian managers and researchers, by ensuring they are equipped with the necessary skills, knowledge and experience
Our postgraduate degree supervision is provided by academics who are international leaders in their fields, and our teamwork focus means you are supported by all academics (not just your supervisors). Our constant collaboration and close relationships with industry results in a very dynamic and stimulating learning environment, enabling students to meet and work closely with industry personnel throughout their study period. You should start by choosing the type of degree you want to pursue, then choose your theme area, then contact potential supervisors to discuss project options.
- Choose your Theme Area, Supervisors and Project (for MSc and PhD students)
- Masters Degrees – We Offer Three Choices
- Scholarships and Research Funding
- UTAS Information for Future Candidates
- Contact our Masters Co-ordinator regarding the Master of Economic Geology: Robert Scott
- Contact our Graduate Research Co-ordinator regarding MSc and PhD by research: Jocelyn McPhie
- Apply Now
- Current Student Information
Short Courses for Industry Geologists
We offer a series of short courses as part of our Master of Economic Geology and Master of Science (Exploration Geoscience) degrees to help industry geologists keep up with advances in mineral exploration technology and ore deposit research.
Each course features an extended format comprising an intensive program of lectures, seminars and practicals, some involving fieldwork in Tasmania or overseas. The course leaders are specialists selected from industry and universities, and are eminent in their fields. Each course is available to industry participants as a complete two-week course, or segments of particular interest can be taken in individual blocks.
Contact the program co-ordinator Robert Scott