Bachelor of Science - Geophysics

STUDY ABROAD


Cricos

061600D


Courses Overview

What will I learn?
Geophysicists study the interior of the Earth. They explore for natural resources such as oil, minerals and groundwater, and help solve environmental engineering problems, from natural hazards to pollution monitoring.
In this degree you will obtain understanding and practical training in a wide range of geophysical exploration methods, including data acquisition, processing and interpretation. During your studies you will have hands-on experience using industry standard equipment and software, while also developing background knowledge in geology, mathematics and physics.
You will explore geophysical methods such as seismology, magnetics, gravity, electrical and electromagnetic methods. You will also get a thorough grounding in all non-invasive geophysical techniques used in exploration.
What the course involves
In your first year you will complete a physical sciences foundation year that provides the necessary knowledge to pursue your interest in the physical disciplines of science. You will examine different forms of energy and matter, and the physical and chemical properties of elements and compounds. This foundation year provides a pathway to your second year studies in chemistry, geophysics or physics.
In the geophysics major you will gain knowledge in areas of physics and mathematics and be introduced to:
geophysical processes
geology
electronic measurement
experiment and survey design
scientific computing and data processing
methods of analysing and imaging the Earth.
Career opportunities
This course can help you become a:
Geologist
Geophysicist
Various roles in mining and petroleum
Resource exploration
Environmental evaluation
Natural hazard evaluation
Consulting
Why Geophysics?
Hands-on, interactive approach.
Lecturers have real industry experience.
Excellent links to industry.
Excellent opportunities for work and graduate employment programs.


Department

Which department am I in? Faculty of Science and Engineering


Entry Requirement From Vietnam

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.Completion of the Bang Tu tai or Bang Tot nghiep Pho thong Trung hoc (Vietnamese Upper Secondary School Graduation Diploma) with at least 8.00 in the score for graduation evaluation, separate evidence of English competence is required. English Language Requirements: IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.


Entry Requirement For International Student

Students from different countries should have qualifications equivalent to Australian Year 12.
Other English Language Requirements:
IELTS (International English Language Testing System) - Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking - 6.0; Overall band score 6.5; TOEFL Score: 79 (overall); Reading 13; Listening 13; Speaking 18; Writing 21; Pearson Test of English - Academic (PTE-A) 58; Occupational English Test (OET) Grade B in listening, reading, writing and speaking; Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 190, Overall score: 176; Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) Listening, Reading, Writing, and Speaking 176, Overall score:169.


Path Way Options by Other Partners

Pathways options
Offered by other partners
This university accepts pathways courses from Curtin College
Box Hill Institute


Full Time (3 years)

A$36,800.00 (US$ 28,785) per year

26 February 2018, 30 July 2018

Curtin University Bentley Campus, Kent Street, BENTLEY, Western Australia, 6102, PERTH, Australia