Honours Overview

Description

Honours in Earth Science provides you with an opportunity to undertake coursework units with direct application to developing sustainable 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. in energy, minerals or groundwater) and environmental geoscience 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 Earth Science concepts across a range of topics; (2) demonstrate ability to synthesise and integrate geoscientific data; and (3) demonstrate high level technical skills applied to geoscience.

Entry requirements

A weighted average mark of at least 65 percent in the Level 3 units of the Geology or Marine and Coastal Processes majors, or equivalent, as recognised by UWA

Intake periods

Beginning of year and mid-year

Courses

Honours in Earth Science can be taken as a specialisation in the following degrees:

No study plans found for this course. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1
Semester 1
S2
Semester 2
NS
non-standard teaching period
Take all units (30 points):
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
S1, S2GEOS4011Honours Research Project in Geology Part 1
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-GEOGY Geology
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
GEOS4012 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 2
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCIE4501 Science Research Dissertation Part 1
and Unit(s) SCIE4502 Science Research Dissertation Part 2
and Unit(s) SCIE4503 Science Research Dissertation Part 3
and Unit(s) SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 4
S1, S2GEOS4012Honours Research Project in Geology Part 2
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-GEOGY Geology
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) GEOS4011 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 1
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCIE4501 Science Research Dissertation Part 1
and Unit(s) SCIE4502 Science Research Dissertation Part 2
and Unit(s) SCIE4503 Science Research Dissertation Part 3
and Unit(s) SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 4
S1, S2GEOS4013Honours Research Project in Geology Part 3
Prerequisites
Successful completion of
two Unit(s) GEOS4011 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 1
and Unit(s) GEOS4012 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 2
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) GEOS4014 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 4
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCIE4501 Science Research Dissertation Part 1 Unit(s) SCIE4502 Science Research Dissertation Part 2 Unit(s) SCIE4503 Science Research Dissertation Part 3 Unit(s) SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 4
S1, S2GEOS4014Honours Research Project in Earth Science Part 4
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-GEOGY Geology
Co-requisites
Successful completion of
Or Enrolment in
Unit(s) GEOS4013 Honours Research Project in Geology Part 3
Incompatibility
Unit(s) SCIE4501 Science Research Dissertation Part 1
and Unit(s) SCIE4502 Science Research Dissertation Part 2
and Unit(s) SCIE4503 Science Research Dissertation Part 3
and Unit(s) SCIE4504 Science Research Dissertation Part 4
NSGEOS4410Tectonics of Australia in the Indo-Pacific
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72550 Master of Geoscience
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or HON-GEOGY Geology
Take unit(s) to the value of 18 points:
AvailabilityUnit codeUnit nameUnit requirements
NSGEOP4002Near-Surface and Environmental Geophysics
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 72550 Master of Geoscience
or HON-GEOGY Geology
or HON-GEOPH Geophysics
NSGEOS4401Hydrogeological SystemsNone
NSGEOS4411Mineralising Systems
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72550 Master of Geoscience
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or HON-GEOGY Geology
NSGEOS4412Petroleum Systems and Subsurface Characterisation
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72550 Master of Geoscience 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours) 62520 Master of Engineering in Oil and Gas HON-GEOGY Geology
NSGEOS4413Climate Geoscience
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-GEOGY Geology
or HON-MARSC Marine Science
or HON-ENVSC Environmental Science
or 72550 Master of Geoscience
or 72540 Master of Hydrogeology
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
or 71590 Master of Oceanography
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
NSGEOS4417Structural Geology for Exploration
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
HON-GEOGY Geology
or 72550 Master of Geoscience
S2GEOS4419BiostratigraphyNone
NSGEOS5506Structural Analysis for Energy Geoscience
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
72550 Master of Geoscience
or 70630 Master of Science
or BH004 Bachelor of Science (Honours)
or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
NSGEOS5512Critical Metal Resources
Prerequisites
Enrolment in
70590 Master of Ore Deposit Geology
or 73540 Master of Energy Geoscience
or HON-GEOGY Geology
or 72550 Master of Geoscience