UWA Handbook 2017

Honours course

Honours in Geology

Honours in Geology provides you with an opportunity to undertake coursework units with direct application to important resources in Western Australia as well as a 24-point research project. As a graduate you will be well positioned to find employment in the resources industries (e.g. energy, mineral deposits and groundwater) and environmental fields. The honours specialisation will strengthen and expand the knowledge and skills you gained during your undergraduate degree and will provide experience in completing a major research project which requires high-level scientific writing and oral presentation skills. An honours degree may also lead you to the completion of a higher degree by research and further employment opportunities in industry, university, or government research organisations.

Outcomes: Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of geological concepts across a range of topics; (2) be able to synthesise and integrate geoscientific data; and (3) demonstrate higher-level technical skills.

Entry requirements: a weighted average mark of at least 65 percent in the Level 3 units of the Geology major; or equivalent, as recognised by UWA

Intake periods: Beginning of year only

Honours sequence

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; N/A = not available in 2017; NS = non-standard teaching period

Note: Units that are indicated as N/A may be available in 2018 or 2019.

Take all units (30 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
S1, S2GEOS4011Honours Research Project in Geology Part 1Prerequisites: enrolment in the Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Geology or Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)
Co-requisites: GEOS4012 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 2
Incompatibility: SCIE4501 Science Research Dissertation Part 1, SCIE4502 Science Research Dissertation Part 2, SCIE4503 Science Research Dissertation Part 3, SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 4
S1, S2GEOS4012Honours Research Project in Geology Part 2Co-requisites: GEOS4011 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 1
Incompatibility: SCIE4501 Science Research Dissertation Part 1, SCIE4502 Science Research Dissertation Part 2, SCIE4503 Science Research Dissertation Part 3, SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 4
S2GEOS4013Honours Research Project in Geology Part 3Prerequisites: GEOS4011 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 1, GEOS4012 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 2
Co-requisites: GEOS4014 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 4
Incompatibility: SCIE4501 Science Research Dissertation Part 1, SCIE4502 Science Research Dissertation Part 2, SCIE4503 Science Research Dissertation Part 3, SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 4
S2GEOS4014Honours Research Project in Geology Part 4Co-requisites: GEOS4013 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 3
Incompatibility: SCIE4501 Science Research Dissertation Part 1, SCIE4502 Science Research Dissertation Part 2, SCIE4503 Science Research Dissertation Part 3, SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 4
NSGEOS4410Australia's Geological EvolutionPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Geoscience (72550) or Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540) or honours in the Faculty of Science
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit name Unit rules
NSGEOS4411Mineralising SystemsPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Geoscience (72550) or Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
Incompatibility: EART3346 Ore Deposit Genesis, EART8346 Ore Deposit Genesis, EART3345 Mineral Exploration Technology, EART8345 Mineral Exploration Technology; for pre-2012 courses: none
NSGEOS4412Petroleum SystemsPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Geoscience (72550) or the Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540) or Honours in the Faculty of Science
N/AGEOS4413Environmental GeosciencePrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Geoscience (72550) or the Master of Hydrogeology (72540) or the Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540) or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004)
N/AGEOS4415Applied Geoscience TopicsPrerequisites: Enrolment in BSc Honours (BH004) in Geology
NSGEOS4417Structural Geology for ExplorationPrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Geoscience (72550)
Incompatibility: GEOS4415 Applied Geoscience Topics
S2GEOS4419BiostratigraphyPrerequisites: GEOS4412 Petroleum Systems
NSGEOS5506Structural Analysis for Petroleum GeosciencePrerequisites: enrolment in the Master of Geoscience (72550) or Master of Science (thesis and coursework) (70630) or Bachelor of Science Honours (BH004) or Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540)
Incompatibility: GEOS4412 Petroleum Systems prior to 2015
NSGEOS5507Analytical Techniques for the GeosciencesPrerequisites: Bachelor of Science in Geoscience (or equivalent)