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  • Objectives
    In this course you will be given the flexibility to choose from a wide range of coursework and project units in fundamental and applied geoscience to suit your interests and future career needs. Projects usually reflect the research interests of staff and include studies such as igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochronology, structural geology, coal petrology, environmental geochemistry, sedimentology, petroleum geology, micropalaeontology and hydrogeology.
  • Entry requirements
    A postgraduate diploma or a four-year honours degree in geoscience.
  • Academic Title
    Master of Science (Geology)
  • Course description
    Master of Science (Geology)

    MSc(Curtin)

    Course CRICOS Code: 003980A
    Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year

    Introduction

    This course is designed to provide advanced postgraduate training for those intending to upgrade their qualifications or re-train in alternative branches of geoscience. Streams are available in specialist geology topics, petroleum geology, economic geology and hydrogeology.

    Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

    Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Geology. Alternatively, admission may be gained with an honours degree from an approved institution.

    Recognition of Prior Learning

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

    Duration and Availability

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

    Intermediate Awards 1

    A student who has successfully completed the requirements of an approved intermediate award may apply for graduation in that award subject to approval of Head of School/Department. Fees apply. Intermediate award(s) approved for this course are:

    Intermediate Awards II

    Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Geology.

    Course Organisation

    Areas of study normally reflect research interests of staff and include igneous and metamorphic petrology, geochronology, structural geology, coal petrology, environmental geochemistry, sedimentology, petroleum geology, micropalaeontology and hydrogeology.

    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

                                 SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:           100.0
                                                                                                                            100.0

    Year 1 Semester 2

                                 SELECT OPTIONAL UNITS TO THE TOTAL VALUE OF:           100.0
                                                                                                                            100.0

    Optional Units to Select from in Year 1                                     Hrs/Wk     Credit

    5588     v.6           Geology 592                                                             3.0     25.0
    5589     v.6           Geology 593                                                             4.0     25.0
    5783     v.5           Geology Project Fieldwork 502                                 4.0     25.0
    5940     v.4           Geological Remote Sensing 501                               2.0     12.5
    5952     v.3           Geology 501                                                             2.0     12.5
    5954     v.3           Geology 502                                                             2.0     12.5
    5956     v.3           Geology 503                                                             2.0     12.5
    5958     v.3           Geology 504                                                             2.0     12.5
    5960     v.3           Geology 505                                                             4.0     25.0
    5962     v.4           Geology 506                                                             4.0     25.0
    5964     v.4           Geology 507                                                             4.0     25.0
    5966     v.4           Geology 508                                                             4.0     25.0
    5968     v.3           Geology Project 501                                                 8.0     50.0
    5970     v.3           Geology Project 502                                                 2.0     25.0
    5972     v.4           Geology Project 503                                                 4.0     25.0
    5974     v.4           Geology Project 504                                                 4.0     25.0
    5976     v.4           Geology 521                                                             2.0     12.5
    5978     v.5           Geology 522 - Ore Deposit Geology                         3.0     12.5
    5980     v.4           Geology 523 - Ore Geochemistry                              2.0     25.0
    5981     v.5           Geology Project 591                                                 8.0     50.0
    5982     v.3           Geology 524                                                             2.0     12.5
    5985     v.3           Geology Project Fieldwork 501                                 4.0     25.0
    5988     v.4           Geology 527                                                             4.0     25.0
    6415     v.4           Engineering Geology 504                                         2.0     12.5
    6783     v.3           Geology Project 601                                                 4.0     25.0
    6784     v.3           Geology Project 602                                                 4.0     25.0
    6785     v.3           Geology Project 603                                                 8.0     50.0
    6786     v.3           Geology Project 604                                                 8.0     50.0

    Availability
    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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