About Us


Welcome to the School of Earth & Environmental Sciences, University of Wollongong. The School is one of the most research active academic units in Australia for the Earth and Environmental Sciences. Our research feeds into innovative high quality undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programs. These programs have just undergone a curriculum refresh, making use of the new equipment and resources available in the recently opened Science Teaching Facility.


Members of the School are actively involved in a diverse range of research areas in the Earth & Environmental Sciences, as members of the GeoQuEST Research Centre and CAS.

  • Crustal evolution and interaction between the solid Earth, oceans and atmosphere over 4 billion years of the rock record
  • Environmental remediation
  • Archaeology and archaeological science
  • Genesis of ore systems
  • Coastal and marine environmental ecology, geology and geochemistry
  • Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
  • Geological evolution of eastern Australia
  • Long-term environmental changes during the past 2.6 million years
  • Quaternary geochronology
  • Human interactions with the environment, past and present

The School has a long-standing record of research support in these areas funded from National Competitive Grant Schemes and other funding sources.


We offer PhD and Masters research programs across all the discipline areas within the School.  Please visit our Courses page for more information.


We offer the following three majors within the Bachelor of Science degree: Geology, Physical Geography and Environmental Geosciences, and Environment.
Archaeology subjects are being introduced to form an archaeology minor. This minor can be combined, for example, with a minor in Ancient History.
The School also is a major contributor to the degrees of Bachelor of Environmental Science and Bachelor of Marine Science.  Please visit our Courses page for more information.

Allen Nutman
Head of School

Last reviewed: 6 June, 2018