Federation University Australia

Bachelor of Geoscience

Federation University Australia
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3 yearsfull-time
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Why study this course

With this degree, students will learn all about the structure, physical history, composition, and dynamic systems of the planet. They will explore the planet through both theory and field experience, and use mapping, technology and historical data to build conceptual models, and learn how these models can help them estimate where mineral, water and other natural resources are located beneath the earth's surface. Students will learn how to extract these resources in a sustainable way. In the degree students will also gain experience in identifying and mitigating natural hazards. The degree is highly interactive and teaches students the specialised skills needed to work in this field. During the degree, students can choose to specialise in exploration/mine geoscience or environmental geoscience. They will also be able to hone their field skills at world renowned sites in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia. This program was developed to provide specialist training for those who wish to pursue professional careers in mineral and oil exploration, extractive industries, environmental science, or hydrogeology. The program aims to produce graduates capable of confronting and solving problems in earth science.

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Roles related to this course: Geologist, Geophysicist, and Laboratory Technician.


Graduates in geology are eligible for membership of a number of professional societies, including the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, and the Australian Institute of Geosciences. Membership of either professional body carries accreditation with the Australian Stock Exchange, a requirement for some practising geologists in order to authorise the release of company reports.

Entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent; OR
  • Completion of a Certificate III in a relevant discipline; OR
  • Previous higher education studies with results at a pass level; OR
  • Completion of a foundation studies program

Where is this course offered?

Available campuses

  • Ballarat - Mt Helen

The course duration and available study modes can vary depending on the campus.

Visit Federation University Australia's website to find out more about your study options.

Course price

The course price can vary depending on a few factors, including:

  • Whether you are eligible for a subsidy, concession, or government loan
  • Your previous study and work experience
  • Your unit selections

Visit Federation University Australia's website to find out more about the course price for you.

What to know before you apply

To help you decide if this is the right course for you, Federation University Australia can provide you with more information about:

Credit and Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

You may be able to get credit or RPL for some units of this course based on your previous studies and work experience. This means the duration of the course may be reduced.

Visit Federation University Australia's website to find out more about Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).

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Bachelor of Geoscience

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