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
OR
SCIE2011 Perspectives in Science2 ]
Compulsory
[ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data3
OR
STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data3 ]
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. Entry is by application and is restricted to 40 places.
3. 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.