Geology is the study of the Earth. It includes studies of tectonic processes leading to volcanic eruptions, earthquakes, and the generation of mineral, petroleum and water deposits in the Earth's crust. By combining studies in Geology with other science majors it is possible to broaden one's job horizons and to become involved in some exciting areas of geosciences.
A combination of physics and geology leads into geophysics, which uses the physical properties of the crust to study the structure, composition and location of mineral, water, oil and gas deposits. Combining chemistry and geology leads to geochemistry, while combining geography and geology leads into geomorphology and environmental geology. Economic Geology is a combination of geology, physics and chemistry in the study of the formation and exploration of mineral deposits.
The School of Earth Sciences is co-located with the Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES), an Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence. CODES brings together a team of high-calibre Australian and international research scientist in a series of multi-disciplinary programs that cover the spectrum of basic, strategic and applied research into the genesis of and exploration for ore deposits.
Mining, energy (oil, gas and coal), environmental industries, Environmental geosciences (including hydrogeology (the search for and maintenance of water resources)
Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy
This 3-year (minimum) full-time or part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart and Launceston. The main intake to the Bachelor of Science is February, however a mid-year intake in July is also available. Students interested in Psychology, may like to consider studying a major or minor in Psychology.
This three-year full-time or six-year part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart. Antarctic and Southern Ocean is one of the University's theme areas and it is an area that is unique to the University of Tasmania. The course provides students with an opportunity to obtain a double specialisation; Antarctic Science, alongside a second area of specialisation of their choice, such as Geology.
This three-year full-time or six-year part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology and is available at Hobart and Launceston. The course provides students with an opportunity to obtain a double specialisation; Geography, alongside a second area of specialisation of their choice, such as Geology in Hobart.
(For research trained degrees, see the Research section.)
This 1 year full-time, 2 year part-time (maximum) course is available at Hobart and, subject to available supervision, at Launceston. It aims to provide advanced training in the major area of the student's pass degree, opportunity for training in research, to prepare candidates for further research study (eg MSc and PhD) and employment in research organisations, and an in-depth knowledge in a single area of science.
The Graduate Diploma in Science allows students to obtain a science major in an area outside their specialisation, such as Geology. Applications are open to graduates from all disciplines provided that the prerequisites for the field of specialisation are met, or other evidence of fitness to undertake the work is provided.
The Graduate Diploma of Science with Honours allows graduates to obtain the necessary science major to pursue higher degrees in Science. It offers advances training in the area chosen with a research Honours year.
This is a specialised master degree course in Economic Geology specifically designed for industry and government geologists. It is the nucleus of the postgraduate teaching program at the ARC Centre of Excellence in Ore Deposits (CODES) and forms part of the National Minerals Geoscience Masters Program. The course is usually only offered on a part-time, external basis.
The Master of Applied Science is a four semester full-time or eight semester part-time course offered on the Hobart and Launceston campuses by most Schools within the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
1 May, 2012