UWA Handbook 2014

Graduate Diploma in Geoscience

About this course

Geoscience is the study of our dynamic planet and is to understand the origin and evolution of Earth, its environments and climates, natural hazards and the formation of natural resources. Knowledge of past and present earth processes is fundamental to predicting future changes, particularly in the area of climate and environmental change. This course develops students' abilities to gather and interpret geological information for a wide range of purposes.

Course overview

Course titleGraduate Diploma in Geoscience
Award abbreviationGradDipGeoSc
Course code72350
Course typepostgraduate diploma
Statuscurrent / 2014
Administered byFaculty of Science
CRICOS code074955C
Intake periodsbeginning of year (mid-year only for part-time study)
Attendance typefull- or part-time (Student visa holders should read http://www.international.uwa.edu.au/students/esos for more information.)
Estimated time commitmentThe estimated time commitment for a standard full-time enrolment is approximately 46 hours per week (over 13 weeks) which includes contact hours, personal study and examinations.
ArticulationThe Graduate Certificate in Geoscience articulates with this course. This course articulates with the Master of Geoscience.
Minimum credit points required48
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
Full-time duration1 year
Time limit4 years
Delivery modeinternal
Locations offeredUWA (Crawley)
Domestic fee typepostgraduate fee-paying/FEE-HELP
Course Coordinator(s)Science Student Office
Course adviceScience Student Office
Senior Adviser (Postgraduate)
6488 7333

Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.

Course structure

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2; S3 = summer teaching period; N/A = not available in 2014;
NS = non-standard teaching period; OS = offshore teaching period; * = to be advised

All units have a value of six points unless otherwise stated.

Graduate Diploma in Geoscience

Take all unit(s) (24 points):

NSENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
NSGEOS4410Australia's Geological Evolution
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in the Natural Sciences
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science

Take unit(s) to the value of 24 points from Group A:

Group A

NSGEOS4411Mineralising Systems
NSGEOS4412Petroleum Systems
NSGEOS4413Environmental Geoscience
NSGEOS4415Mineral Geoscience Special Topic
NSGEOS5503Petroleum Resources
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences

See also the rules for the course and the Student Rules.