Master of Geoscience (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
Geoscience is the study of our dynamic planet and aims to understand the origin and evolution of Earth, its ancient environments and climates, natural hazards and the formation of resources including petroleum, mineral deposits and groundwater. Knowledge of past and present earth processes is fundamental in predicting future environmental change. This course develops students' abilities to gather and interpret geological information for a wide range of applications.
- Course title
- Master of Geoscience (coursework or coursework and dissertation)
- Award abbreviation
- Course code
- Course type
- master's degree by coursework or by coursework and dissertation
- current / 2018
- Administered by
- Faculty of Science
- CRICOS code
- Intake periods
- Beginning of year and mid-year
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- The Master of Geoscience has the following exit awards: 72250 Graduate Certificate in Geoscience (24 points) (24 points), 72350 Graduate Diploma in Geoscience (48 points) (48 points)
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- Standard course duration
- 2 years
- Time limit
- 4 years
- Delivery mode
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP; or postgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Alan Aitken
- Visit the fees calculator.
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
|Key to availability of units:|
|S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; NS = non-standard teaching period|
All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.
Take all units (42 points):
|NS, S2||ENVT4411||Geographic Information Systems Applications|
|NS||GEOS4410||Australia's Geological Evolution|
|NS||GEOS4417||Structural Geology for Exploration|
|NS||GEOS5505||Multiscale Tectonic Systems|
|S1, S2||SCIE4403||The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science|
For students in course by coursework and dissertation only, take all units (24 points):
|S1, S2||GEOS5011||Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 1|
|S1, S2||GEOS5012||Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 2|
|S1, S2||GEOS5013||Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 3|
|S1, S2||GEOS5014||Masters Research Project in Geoscience Part 4|
For students in course by coursework only, take unit(s) to the value of 54 points, including at least 42 points at Level 5.For students in course by coursework and dissertation, take unit(s) to the value of 30 points, including at least 18 points at Level 5.
|NS||ENVT4409||Remote Sensing of the Environment|
|S2||ENVT5511||Advanced Geographic Information Systems for Environmental Management|
|NS||GEOP4002||Near-surface and Environmental Geophysics|
|S2||GEOS4418||Basin Analysis Techniques|
|NS||GEOS5503||Advanced Petroleum Geoscience|
|NS||GEOS5506||Structural Analysis for Petroleum Geoscience|
|NS||GEOS5507||Analytical Techniques for the Geosciences|
|NS||GEOS5509||Sedimentary Basin Field Excursion|
|S1, S2||GEOS5596||Geoscience Internship|
|NS||MING5501||Applied Structural Geology|
|NS||MING5503||Ore Deposit Field Excursion|
|NS||MING5504||Advanced Ore Deposits|
|NS||MING5505||Mineral Exploration Data Analysis|
|S1, S2||SCIE4401||Data Use in Science|
|S2||SCIE4481||Good, Bogus and Corrupted Science|
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
1.(1) The student procedures apply, except as otherwise indicated in the rules for this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
2.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in this course for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module).
English Language competency requirements
3. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
Admission ranking and selection
Articulations and exit awards
- 72250 Graduate Certificate in Geoscience (24 points)
- 72350 Graduate Diploma in Geoscience (48 points)
(2) A student who withdraws from the Master of Geoscience course before completing it, but after completing 24 points, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Certificate in Geoscience.
(3) A student who withdraws from the Master of Geoscience course before completing it, but after completing 48 points, which includes the course core units, may apply to the Faculty to be awarded the Graduate Diploma in Geoscience.
(2) Units must be selected in accordance with the course structure, as set out in these rules.
8. A student who does not pass units to a value of at least half the total points value of units for which they are enrolled, or who fails the same unit twice, will not have made satisfactory progress.
9. A student who has not achieved a result of Ungraded Pass (UP) for the ACE module when their progress status is assessed will not have made satisfactory progress even if they have met the other requirements for satisfactory progress in Rule 8.
11. A student who does not make satisfactory progress in terms of Rule 9 is assigned the progress status of 'On Probation', unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to meet other satisfactory progress requirements in Rule 8.
Award with distinction