This area of study entry applies to students commencing this course in 2016 and should be read in conjunction with the relevant course entry in the Handbook.
Any units listed for this area of study relate only to the 'Requirements' outlined in the Faculty of Science component of any bachelors double degrees.
Unit codes that are not linked to their entry in the Handbook are not available for study in the current year.
Ms Marion Anderson (Level one); Associate Professor Jeffrey Stilwell (Level two); Associate Professor Jeffrey Stilwell (Level three); Dr Laurent Ailleres (Honours)
Geosciences is a multidisciplinary science that seeks to understand the Earth's dynamic systems and its physical environment. Major processes on the Earth such as plate tectonics, volcanism, and earthquakes shape our environment, including the atmosphere, biosphere, the Earth's surface and its oceans. Geosciences provides an insight into both present-day processes and how the Earth has changed over geological time which is essential for assessing anthropogenic impacts such as climate change and pollution. Geoscience also provides an understanding of our major resources including mineral deposits, oil and gas, and water.
Geosciences at Monash covers a broad range of topics including geology, geophysics, and environmental geosciences. Careers in geosciences are varied and include mining and mineral exploration, petroleum exploration, marine science, teaching, geological engineering and geotechnical surveys, environmental consulting, and geological survey work. Additionally, transferable skills are developed which are in wide demand within the science and non-science sectors of the economy. Our teaching labs are state of the art and our units combine theory, practical work, and field experiences.
Geosciences is listed in S2000 Bachelor of Science, S3001 Bachelor of Science Advanced - Global Challenges (Honours) and S3002 Bachelor of Science Advanced - Research (Honours) at Clayton as a major, extended major or minor.
In addition to achieving the broad outcomes of their course, students successfully completing this major or extended major will be able to:
12 points at level 1 and 12 points at level 2.
(a.) The following units (12 points):
(b.) Two level 2 or level 3 units (12 points) chosen from the Elective list below.
12 points at each of level 1 and level 2 and 24 points at level 3.
(a.) The requirements for the minor in Geosciences (24 points)
(b.) Four additional units (24 points) from the Elective list below.
12 points at each of level 1 and level 2, and 48 points at level 3.
(a.) The requirements for the major in Geosciences (48 points)
(b.) Four additional units (24 points) selected from the remaining level 3 units in the Elective list.
The School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment offers honours projects in a range of sub disciplines, including Geosciences. 24 points of level 3 units within the major are required to progress to honours studies.
Refer to S3701 Bachelor of Science (Honours) for full details.
Successful completion of this area of study can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the following single degrees:*
Students in other single bachelor's degrees may be eligible to complete the minor or major by using 24 or 48 points of their free electives.
Successful completion of this area of study can be counted towards meeting the requirements for the Bachelor of Science component in the following double degrees:*
* Students cannot complete a minor, major or extended major in the same area of study.