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Dual Major

Computational Science and Geological Sciences

Bachelors of Computer Science/Science

Help solve real scientific and environmental challenges.

In this major, you'll discover how advanced modelling techniques can ensure the responsible use of natural resources, and how quantitative analysis of scientific problems with computers can solve geological issues.

Graduates can find work in analysing and simulating data in resource and engineering companies or in government and research agencies.


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
  • Exploration technician
  • Landform planning and design superintendent
  • Resource geologist
  • Geoscientist
  • Geophysicist
  • Environmental planner

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)


How you'll learn

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

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials

What you'll study

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

  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Visualization, Computer Graphics & Data Analysis
  • Sedimentology, Statigraphy & Paleoenvironments
  • Ore Deposits & Exploration Geology

See all courses

Read program rules (PDF)

In Semester 1, 2021, we'll be teaching courses on campus and online. Delivery modes vary for each course and may change in future semesters.

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