The School of Earth & Environmental Sciences offers a range of high quality degree programs at both the undergraduate and postgraduate level. Our teaching programs have a strong emphasis on active investigation and developing graduate skills and attributes that are valued by employers. We aim to give students many opportunities to be involved in research. Please explore our course offerings below.

Environmental Science

The Bachelor of Environmental Science is for students who are passionate about the environment and sustainability. Graduates find employment in areas such as environmental assessment, management and policy development.

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Physical Geography is the study of physical landscapes and dynamics of environmental processes acting on the surface of the earth. Knowledge of such systems allows physical geographers to understand and make important decisions regarding environmental issues and resource management.

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Geology is the study of the earth and its history, the materials and ancient lifeforms of which it is made and the intrinsic processes that create its wealth of natural products. Students can specialise in areas such as economic geology; geophysics; palaeontology; sedimentology; structural geology; stratigraphy; tectonics; volcanology and geochemistry.

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Marine Science

A broad view of the marine environment, its inhabitants and the coastal processes that form and influence their surroundings. The bachelor of marine science gives students the skills and knowledge required to make a real difference in areas regarding coastal management and the use of marine resources.

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Coastal Management

With ever increasing pressure put on coastal regions, the Bachelor of Coastal Management produces graduates who have the ability to asses, plan and manage the wide range of environmental and social issues that this creates. Students will gain technical skills in systems such as GIS as well as theoretical knowledge in environmental policy and environmental law.  

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Spatial Science

The aim of this course is to provide students with a theoretical basis for, as well as practical experience in, applying geospatial technologies (Geographic Information Science or Remote Sensing, and to a lesser extent, GPS) within an environmental problem solving context using industry standard software.

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Last reviewed: 3 July, 2017