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Geoscience and Biogeochemistry

Year



Type

Major, Minor, Sub-Major

Description

Geoscience and biogeochemistry involve the study of chemical, physical, geological and biological processes that shape the natural environment. This major introduces the basic concepts of the Earth System and the dynamic interactions that govern global change from the microscopic to the macroscopic scale. Scientific knowledge and practical experience are developed with an emphasis on their application to environmental management and natural resource issues.

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Assumed Knowledge

Nil

Courses

Course Area and cat no. Units Level References
Earth Systems EART 1010 4.5 1
Environmental Chemistry ENVT 1019 4.5 1
Engineering and Environmental Geology EART 3012 4.5 2
Soils in the Australian Landscape EART 1011 4.5 2
Environmental Microbiology ENVT 2015 4.5 2
Coastal Environments BIOL 4001 4.5 3
Earth and Landscape Evolution EART 3020 4.5 3
Environmental Pollution and Monitoring ENVT 4031 4.5 3

Rules

Nil

Notes

  1. Students who wish to choose other relevant courses (not listed above), must seek approval from the Program Director.
  2. Some courses include a field component (which may vary in length and distance travelled and may incur additional charges).