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 – a course required for this major
  • Recommended – other science 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 Geographical Information and Data Analysis 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 Sedimentary, Stratigraphy & Palaeoenvironments

Choose at least 2 units from:

[ ERTH2005 Mineralogy
ERTH2020 Introduction to Geophysics
ERTH2050 Field Geology
GEOM2000 Introduction to Earth Observation Sciences (EOS)
GEOS2110 Tectonics & Geomorphology of Active Plate Boundaries (not offered in 2018)

CHEM2050 Organic & Inorganic Chemistry
2

ERTH2002 Palaeobiology
ERTH2006 Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology ]


ERTH2004 Structural Geology
Year 3
Semester Required for Major Recommended
1 Choose at least 8 units from:

[ ERTH3001 Ore Deposits & Exploration Geology
ERTH3104 Tectonics and Crustal Evolution
ERTH3050 Field Geology: Mapping in Outback
ERTH3103 Sedimentary Environments2
ERTH3110 Marine Geoscience & Palaeoceanography
ERTH3203 Energy Resources3
ERTH3205 Geochemistry & Geochronology
PHYS3071 Computational Physics
SCIE3230 Introduction to Research in Geological Sciences1

Choose electives from ERTH courses or other BSccourses
2

ERTH3002 Advanced Field Experience
ERTH3003 Geomicrobiology
ERTH3021 Exploration Geophysics & Mining
ERTH3060 Advanced Structural Geology3
ERTH3212 Geology of Coral Reefs
ERTH3250 Hydrogeology
ERTH3301 Ore Body Modelling
GEOM3001 Advanced Earth Observation Sciences (EOS)
SCIE3231 Research Project II in Geological Sciences ]

Choose electives from ERTH courses or other BSc courses

1. Available in semester 1 and 2.

2. Offered in odd years only.

3. Offered in even years only.