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Master of Applied Geology (MAppSc)


University of Otago Division of Sciences

Full time & Part time See Course Other Full-time: 1 year; Part-time: 1+ years

About the course

Applied Geology looks at how geological issues affect the lives of human beings. Applied Geologists deal with problems that have a major impact on human populations. They need a broad education based in the real world, so they can work with engineers, planners, and environmental managers as they look for solutions to these issues. Many problems have major financial implications, so a thorough awareness of sound commercial practice is important. People working in this field are concerned with naturally-occurring geological hazards, including earthquakes, landslides, volcanic eruptions and land erosion. They also address environmental problems, like waste disposal and groundwater contamination, and how to manage and access natural resources, such as groundwater, petroleum, coal and

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Entry Requirements

Every applicant shall have fulfilled one of the following conditions:

be a graduate and have achieved an average grade of at least B in the relevant 300-level papers;
have obtained a Postgraduate Certificate or a Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science with an average grade of at least B;
have equivalent alternative qualifications or experience acceptable to the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Sciences).

In considering an applicant's qualifications, regard will be had to the detail of the course of study followed to gain the qualification, as well as the applicant's performance in the programme.


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