Double Major Overview

Description

A holistic understanding of Earth and its oceans is needed for a more sustainable future. This extended major offers you a research-led experience in studying Earth: from the planet's early history to its foreseeable future, and from the ocean floors to the high mountains. You will learn key skills in the collection and interpretation of geoscientific data, in both terrestrial and marine settings, as well as data analysis and synthesis techniques. These skills will equip you for a future career in federal, state and local government agencies, consultancy and private industry related to minerals, petroleum, groundwater or coastal zone management.

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) collect geoscientific data, on land, at sea, and in the laboratory; (2) analyse and evaluate data in spatial and spatial-temporal contexts

; (3) synthesise and integrate marine and terrestrial data and concepts; (4) interpret the past and present processes of Earth, and its planetary neighbours, from the deep interior to the atmosphere; and (5) demonstrate competency in fieldwork, critical thinking, analytical and communication skills suited to gaining employment in geoscience and marine geoscience.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office. If you are completing this major in a Combined Bachelor's masters Course, you have elected to pursue a highly specialised and in-depth program of study in your chosen field. While you are encouraged to use the free elective units available in your course to study in other disciplines offered at UWA, your formal requirement to broaden your course will be met through the Honours and Postgraduate units which form an integral part of your course.

Prerequisites

Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher or Mathematics Applications ATAR with a mathematics unit taken in the first year. Students without ATAR mathematics will take two first year mathematics units.

Incompatibilities

MJD-GEOGY Geology (ID 1235) marine and coastal MJD-MARCP Marine and Coastal Processes (ID 4849)

Courses

Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
NS
non-standard teaching period

Level 1

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (30 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology None
S2 EART1104 Discovering Earth None
S1 EART1105 Dynamic Planet None
S1, S2 SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Applications or equivalent
or Mathematics Methods or equivalent
or Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Or SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Successful completion of
Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Or SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility
Successful completion of
Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
S1 SCOM1101 Communicating Science
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Mathematics Applications
or ATAR Subject(s) WACE Mathematics 2C/2D or equivalent
Co-requisites
Enrolment in
Or Successful completion of
Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Bridging units

Bridging units must be successfully completed within the first 48 points of study.
Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Methods ATAR or equivalent or higher are required to complete either MATH1721 or SCIE1500.
Students who have not achieved a scaled mark of at least 50 in Mathematics Applications ATAR or equivalent or higher are required to complete MATH1720 and either MATH1721 or SCIE1500.

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or with permission
Incompatibility
Mathematics Applications ATAR [with a scaled score of 50 or greater] or Equivalent or higher
S1, S2 MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Prerequisites
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
or
Mathematics Methods ATAR [with a scaled score of less than 50] or equivalent
Incompatibility
MATH1011 Multivariable Calculus
and MATH1012 Mathematical Theory and Methods
and STAT1520 Economics and Business Statistics
S1, S2 SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Subject Mathematics Applications
or Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals (ID 5107)
Incompatibility
ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Mathematics Methods
and Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (ID 5108)

Level 2

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (42 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 CITS2401 Computer Analysis and Visualisation
Prerequisites
ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Methods
or MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods or equivalent
or Enrolment in
MJD-AGTDM Agricultural Science and Technology
or MJD-IEMDM Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences
or MJD-MARDM Marine Science MJD-AGTEC Agricultural Technology MJD-MARCP Marine and Coastal Processes
and SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility
CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
S2 EART2204 Coastal Processes
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet
or Unit(s) GEOG1103 Urbanisation and Sustainability
Incompatibility
Unit(s) GEOG3307 Coastal Environments
S1 EART2231 Earth Materials
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) EART1104 Discovering Earth
NS EART2232 Field Geology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) EART1104 Discovering Earth
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) EART2231 Earth Materials
S2 EART2234 Earth Processes
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) EART1104 Discovering Earth
S2 ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet
or Unit(s) ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology
or GEOG1103 Urbanisation and Sustainability
or GENG1014 Earth Systems Engineering
S1 SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet
or Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology

Level 3

Degree-specific major units

Take all units (36 points):

Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 EART3342 Geochemistry and Petrology
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
two Unit(s) EART2231 Earth Materials
and Unit(s) EART2234 Earth Processes
NS EART3343 Structural Geology and Tectonics
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
three Unit(s) EART2232 Field Geology
and Unit(s) EART2231 Earth Materials
and EART2234 Earth Processes
S2 EART3353 Geological Mapping
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
three Unit(s) EART2232 Field Geology
and Unit(s) EART2231 Earth Materials
and Unit(s) EART2234 Earth Processes
S2 ENVT3307 Oceanography
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
S2 ENVT3362 Environmental Dynamics
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
one Unit(s) ENVT2250 Ecology
or Unit(s) ENVT2220 The Climate System
or Unit(s) ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management
or Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
or Unit(s) EART2204 Coastal Processes
or Unit(s) SCIE2267 Quantitative Methods in Environmental Management
S1 SCIE3304 Field Techniques in Marine Science
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
72 points and one Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
or ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis or equivalent