Bachelor of
Science:

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 – 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
SCIE1000 Theory & Practice in Science Compulsory
ERTH1000 Planet Earth: The Big Picture2 Prerequisite for major
PHYS1001 Mechanics & Thermal Physics I3 Recommended
ERTH1501 Earth Processes & Geological Materials for Engineers4 Recommended
Year 1 - Semester 2
Course Code & Title Requirements
STAT1201 Analysis of Scientific Data Compulsory
GEOM1000 Fundamentals of Geographic Information and Technologies Prerequisite for major
CHEM1200 Chemistry 25 Recommended
MATH1050 Mathematical Foundations1, 2 Recommended

1 MATH1050 is not available for students with a High Achievement or higher in Senior Maths C.
2 Available in Semester 1 and 2.
3 Students who have not completed high school physics should take PHYS1171 instead
4 ERTH1501 will be credited as a non-BSc elective towards the program. Students in a dual degree cannot enrol into this course for credit.
5 Students without Queensland Senior Chemistry should complete CHEM1090 before taking any other chemistry course.

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 ERTH2003 Sedimentology, Stratigraphy and Paleoenvironments
ERTH2005 Mineralogy
ERTH2050 Field Geology

Choose at least 2 units from:

[ ERTH2020 Introduction to Geophysics
GEOM2000 Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences (EOS)
GEOS2110 Tectonics of Active Plate Boundaries

 
2

ERTH2002 Paleobiology
ERTH2006 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology ]


ERTH2004 Structural Geology
MINE2106 Resource Geology & Mine Surveying
SCIE3050 Science Industry Placement (summer semester)1
Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 Choose at least 12 units from:

[ ERTH3001 Ore Deposits & Exploration Geology
ERTH3104 Tectonics and Crustal Evolution
ERTH3110 Marine Geoscience & Palaeoceanography
ERTH3050 Field Geology: Mapping in the Outback2
ERTH3103 Sedimentary Environments3
ERTH3203 Energy Resources4
ERTH3205 Geochemistry & Geochronology

SCIE3230 Introduction to Research in Geological Sciences2, 5
SCIE3231 Research Project II in Geological Sciences2, 5

 

2

ERTH3002 Advanced Field Experience
ERTH3003 Geomirobiology
ERTH3021 Exploration & Mining Geophysics
ERTH3060 Advanced Structural Geology5
ERTH3212 Geology of Coral Reefs
ERTH3222 Exploration Geochemistry
ERTH3250 Hydrogeology
ERTH3301 Ore Body Modelling
GEOM3001 Advanced Earth Observation (EOS)
PHYS3071 Computational Physics ]

SCIE3230 Introduction to Research in Geological Sciences2, 5
SCIE3231 Research Project II in Geological Sciences2, 5

1 Students may apply to undertake this course as an elective, or participate in other summer placement or research opportunities, at the end of second or third year during the summer semester.
2 Available in Semester 1 and 2.
3 Available in odd years only.
4 Available in even years only.
5 Available in summer.