- Students complete a capstone research project supervised by academic staff in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences in an area of expertise appropriate to their research and study area. - All students are assigned an academic advisor within the Department who will assist in planning a course of study appropriate to his/her area of interest. - Students can choose to follow either the (1) geophysics or (2) mineral & petroleum resources study stream.
The Master of Geoscience provides an advanced degree that prepares students to work in private industry and government agencies across a range of sectors; minerals and mining, land use management, petroleum, ecology and scientific research, and consulting.
Recognition of prior learning
Course Duration - 1.5 year program Bachelor degree in a relevant discipline; Bachelor degree in any discipline and work experience in a relevant area; Work experience in a relevant area at a senior level.
- 1 year program Bachelor degree, Honours, Graduate Diploma or Masters (coursework) completed 10+ years prior and work experience in a relevant area; Honours, Graduate Diploma, Masters (coursework) or Higher Degree Research in a relevant discipline.
- Relevant areas Scientific officer, advisor, consultant or researcher in areas such environmental management/remediation, management of mining activities, hydrocarbon exploration/production, road and slope stability, geochemical analyses and software development for geotechnical applications.
English language requirements
IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent
You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed: - senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC - one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification