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Dual Major

Computational Science and Geological Sciences

Bachelors of Science/Journalism

There are many aspects to this dual major.

They include understanding 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.

Career paths can lead to analysing and simulating data in resource and engineering companies, as international contractors, or in government or research agencies as geoscientists, hydrologists, geophysicists, or environmental planners.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

44 in the world for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

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

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.

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study

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

  • Numerical Methods in Computational Science
  • Introduction to Bioinformatics
  • Introduction to Geophysics
  • Field Geology