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Field of Study

Earth Science

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Choose from courses about earth systems, mineral and rock analysis, and practical field mapping, or more advanced courses covering geophysics, geochemistry and subsurface modelling.

When you undertake honours, you'll be equipped to work as part of a research team in a semi-autonomous manner. You'll learn to identify key questions, plan experiments, acquire new techniques and interpret the results.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for geography

QS World University Rankings 2021

45 in the world for geography

QS World University Rankings 2021

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Mine geologist
  • Resource geologist
  • Landform planning and design superintendent
  • Exploration technician

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Seminars

What you'll study

At UQ, subjects are called 'courses'. Here's a sample of the courses you could study:

  • Honours Research Thesis
  • Research Design

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Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 2, 2021, we'll be teaching on campus, with online options for students who can't attend in person. Course delivery modes may change in future semesters.

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