Study Planner Information

Year 1 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 1
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 SCIE1100 Advanced Theory and Practice in Science
ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture
MATH1050 Mathematical Foundations1, 2
Please refer to course list
2 [ STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data3
OR
STAT1301 Advanced Analysis of Scientific Data3 ]

[ SCIE1200 Introduction to Science Research
OR
SCIE2011 Perspectives in Science4 ]
Please refer to course list

1. MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C or equivalent. 
2. Available in Semester 1 and 2.
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.
4. Entry is by application and is restricted to 40 places.

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 ERTH2020 Introduction to Geophysics
ERTH2050 Field Geology2
ERTH2003 Sedimentary Petrology & Stratigraphy
ERTH2005 Mineralogy
2 ERTH2004 Structural Geology
ERTH2006 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology
Please refer to course list

2. Available in Semester 1 and 2.

Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 ERTH3001 Ore Deposits & Exploration Geology
ERTH3104 Tectonics and Crustal Evolution

Choose at least 8 units from:

[ ERTH3103 Sedimentary Environments4
ERTH3110 Marine Geoscience and Palaeoceanography
ERTH3203 Energy Resources
ERTH3205 Geochemistry and Geochronology
PHYS3071 Computational Physics

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2

ERTH3021 Exploration & Mining Geophysics
ERTH3050 Field Geology: Mapping in the Outback3
ERTH3060 Advanced Structural Geology
ERTH3212 Geology for Coral Reefs
ERTH3250 Hydrogeology
ERTH3301 Ore Body Modelling ]


SCIE3230 Introduction to Research in Geological Sciences3
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3. Field trip course, conducted during the July inter-semester break. Students may obtain permission to enrol in semester 2.‚Äč
4. ERTH3103 is offered in odd years only.

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 ERTH6501 Geology Honours Thesis6 
ERTH6701 Geology Literature Review and Research Proposal5
Please refer to course list
2 ERTH6501 Geology Honours Thesis6 -

6. This is a full year course. Those that start in semester 2 enrol into ERTH6502 Geology Honours Thesis