Study Planner Information

Year 1 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different requirements mean?

  • Compulsory – all students must complete this course
  • Prerequisite for major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
  • Elective – an elective course from the course list, or as permitted by the program rules
Year 1 - Semester 1
Course Code & Title Requirements
SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science Compulsory
GEOS1100 Environment and Society Prerequisite for major
MATH1051 Calculus and Linear Algebra I1 Recommended
Elective Elective
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
SCIE1200 Introduction to Science Research Compulsory
[ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data2
OR
STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data2 ]
Compulsory
GEOM1000 Geographical Information and Data Analysis Prerequisite for Major
MATH1052 Multivariate Calculus & Ordinary Differential Equations Recommended

1. Students without Queensland Senior Maths C or equivalent should complete MATH1050 before MATH1051 or MATH1052.
2. Students who intend to major in Mathematics should take STAT1301. Other students with an interest in advanced mathematics and at least a high achievement in Maths C or a 6 in MATH1050 are encouraged to take STAT1301.

Year 2 to 3 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 2
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 MATH2001 Advanced Calculus and Linear Algebra II2

Choose at least 4 units from:

[ GEOG2205 Global Population Issues
GEOM2000 Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences (EOS)
GEOM2001 Geographical Information Systems
GEOS2100 Environmental Systems
GEOS2110 Tectonic Geomorphology of Active Plant Boundaries
STAT2003 Probability &Statistics

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2

COSC2500 Numerical Methods in Computational Science
GEOS2101 Climatology & Hydrology
GEOS2103 Biogeography & Geomorphology
STAT2004 Statistical Modelling & Analysis ]


MATH2100 Applied Mathematical Analysis
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2. Available in Semester 1 and 2

Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 4 unit research project (sem 1 or 2)4

Choose at least 8 units from:

[ CONS3017 Landscape Ecology
COSC3000 Visualisation, Computer Graphics &Data Analysis
ENVM3201 Catchment Processes &Management
GEOS3106 Environmental Hazards
GEOS3400 Research Topic3
MATH3101 Bifurcation and Chaos
MATH3201 Scientific Computing: Advanced Techniques & Applications

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2

GEOM3005 Geospacial Processing & Web Mapping
GEOG3205 Applied Demography
GEOM3001 Advanced Earth Observation Sciences (EOS)
GEOM3002 Advanced Geographical Information Systems
GEOS3107 Plants, People, & the Environment
GEOS3108 Meteorology
MARS3012 Physical-Biological Oceanography5
MATH3403 Partial Differential Equations ]


GEOS3102 Global Change: Problems &Prospects
4 unit research project4
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4. Research Project - GEOS3401 can be taken in semester 1 or GEOS3402 can be taken in semester 2.

Year 4 Study Planner

Program Rules Course List

What do the different columns mean?

  • Required for Major – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – a course which complements the major, but can be substituted for an elective
Year 4
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 GEOS6001 Research Philosophy, Design & Implementation
GEOS6100 Honours Research Thesis5
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2 GEOS6100 Honours Research Thesis5 Refer to course list

5. This is a year-long course, commencing semester 1. Students must re-enrol in same code in semester 2. Students who commence Honours Research Thesis in semester 2 should enrol in GEOS6101 for semester 2 and semester 1 the following year.