Graduate Diploma in Geophysics

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  • Objectives
    This course is designed to meet the needs of geology, physics, mathematics, engineering and surveying graduates seeking a career in geophysics. You will complete a range of coursework units introducing you to all areas of geophysics. You will also undertake an individual or joint investigative project which will develop your data acquisition, processing and interpretation skills.
  • Entry requirements
    A bachelor degree in geology, physics, mathematics, engineering or surveying.
  • Academic title
    Graduate Diploma in Geophysics
  • Course description
    Graduate Diploma in Geophysics


    Course CRICOS Code: 007290F
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


    This award is a conversion course to geophysics for graduates with a bachelor degree in geology, physics, mathematics, engineering or surveying. It is not for geophysics graduates. It involves coursework appropriate to the particular student's needs as an introduction to all areas of geophysics.

    Course Entry and Requirements

    An appropriate bachelor degree in Science, Engineering or Mathermatics.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

    Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

    Duration and Availability

    This fee-paying course is one year full-time or equivalent part-time study.

    Professional Recognition

    The Commonwealth Public Service Board accepts the Graduate Diploma in Geophysics as satisfying its requirements for appointment as a professional geophysicist. A degree in geophysics satisfies the academic requirements for membership to The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists, The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy, The Society of Exploration Geophysicists (USA) and the European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers.

    Additional Course Expenses
    Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

    Course Structure Disclaimer
    Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.

    Course Structure                                                                                         Hrs/Wk     Credit

    Year 1 Semester 1

    10360     v.3           Geophysics 601 - Gravity and Mag                                         5.0     25.0
    10362     v.3           Geophysics 603 - Introductory Seismic                                  5.0     25.0
    10364     v.3           Geophysics 605 - Resistivity and Induced Polarisation          5.0     25.0
    305017   v.2           Geophysics 510 - Global Geophysi                                         2.0     12.5
    306186   v.2           Geophysics 613 - Data Analysis                                             3.0     12.5

    Year 1 Semester 2

    10361     v.3           Geophysics 602 - Electromagnetic                                         5.0     25.0
    306165   v.2           Geophysics 618 - Environmental Geophysics                         2.0     12.5
    306187   v.2           Geophysics 615 - Seismic Acquisition                                     2.0     12.5
    311774   v.1           Geophysics - Data Processing (Minerals/Petroleum) 612       6.0     25.0
    5566       v.5           Geophysics Project 502                                                          2.0     25.0


    Year      Location                 Period     All*     Internal    
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 1           Y                 
    2009     Bentley Campus     Semester 2           Y                 

    The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

    *The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

    ^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

    #Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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