Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences [not available in 2020] major

A holistic understanding of Earth and its oceans is needed for a more sustainable future. This double 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) Outcome subject to wording to be determined by the PVC E in consultation with appropriate committee. apply the knowledge and skills required for employment related to earth and marine sciences..

Degree-specific major

Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences [not available in 2020] can only be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

BP004 Bachelor of Science
BH005 Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

Overview of unit sequence

Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences [not available in 2020] is a degree-specific double major comprising:

  • six Level 1 units
  • six Level 2 units
  • six Level 3 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 (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
S1, S2 CITS1401 Computational Thinking with Python
Prerequisites:
Mathematics Applications ATAR
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
or
equivalent
or
higher
S2 EART1104 Discovering Earth
Incompatibility:
CIVL2121 Engineering Geology and Geomechanics
S1 EART1105 Dynamic Planet
Incompatibility:
CIVL2121 Engineering Geology and Geomechanics
S2 SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Co-requisites:
MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods (only required if students haven't completed ATAR Mathematics Methods; WACE Mathematics: Specialist 3A/3B;
or
equivalent
or
higher.
Incompatibility:
STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
S1 SCOM1101 Communicating Science
Prerequisites:
ATAR Mathematics Applications
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
TEE Discrete Mathematics
or
equivalent
or
higher
Co-requisites:
MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals (only required if students haven't completed Maths Applications
or
WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
TEE Discrete Mathematics
or
equivalent
or
higher). Please note that there will be a delay in validating your enrollment in SCOM1101 after you have enrolled in MATH 1720.

Level 2

Degree-specific major units
Take all units (36 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 EART2204 Coastal Processes
Prerequisites:
EART1105 The Dynamic Planet
or
GEOG1103 Geographies of a Global City
Incompatibility:
EART3337 Coastal Environments; GEOG3307 Coastal Environments
S1 EART2231 Earth Materials
Prerequisites:
EART1104 Introduction to Geology
NS EART2232 Field Geology
Prerequisites:
EART1104 Introduction to Geology
Co-requisites:
EART2231 Earth Materials
S2 EART2234 Earth Processes
Prerequisites:
EART1104 Introduction to Geology
S2 ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management
Prerequisites:
EART1105 The Dynamic Planet
or
ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology
or
GEOG1103 Geographies of a Global City
S1 SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Prerequisites:
EART1105 The Dynamic Planet
or
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:
EART2231 Earth Materials
and
EART2234 Earth Processes
NS EART3343 Structural Geology and Tectonics
Prerequisites:
EART2232 Field Geology
and
EART2231 Earth Materials
and
EART2234 Earth Processes
Incompatibility:
EART8348 Geological Mapping Part 1/EART8349 Geological Mapping Part 2; EART3348 Geological Mapping Part 1/EART3349 Geological Mapping Part 2; EART3347 Field Methods for Earth Scientists
S2 EART3353 Geological Mapping
Prerequisites:
EART2232 Field Geology
and
EART2231 Earth Materials
and
EART2234 Earth Processes
S2 ENVT3307 Oceanography
Prerequisites:
SCIE2204 Marine Systems
S2 ENVT3362 Environmental Dynamics
Prerequisites:
ENVT2250 Ecology
or
ENVT2220 The Climate System
or
ENVT2251 Environmental Hydrology
or
SCIE2204 Marine Systems
or
EART2204 Coastal Processes
or
SCIE2267 Quantitative Methods in Environmental Management
S1 SCIE3304 Field Techniques in Marine Science
Prerequisites:
SCIE2204 Marine Systems
or
ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis
or
equivalent;
and
completion of at least 84 points

Choosing your degree-specific major

You must satisfy the requirements of a degree-specific major before you complete your course. The flexible structure of an undergraduate course allows you to try out a number of different subjects to see what interests you before nominating your degree-specific major. You have the choice to either nominate your degree-specific major when you first enrol in the course or delay nominating it until your second year.

To plan the first year of your study without nominating a degree-specific major, you are advised to choose units that will pave the way to two or more degree-specific majors that are of interest to you. For examples of the choice of units available in first year, search the first-year study plans .

To fully understand the structure of an undergraduate course, read the course structure information and the Undergraduate Degree Course Rules.

The following example illustrates how the Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences [not available in 2020] degree-specific major can be included in the Bachelor of Science course .

There are more choices open to you. For more examples, search the study plans .