Bachelor of Geology
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

The course provides students with core knowledge and training in theory, skills and practical application of geology. Core subjects provide a fundamental background and training in environmental earth science and geology essential to becoming a geologist. First-year electives are designed to provide a broad scientific background. In second and third years, students obtain additional knowledge and skills from other relevant disciplines. Students without the assumed knowledge must take the relevant enabling subjects within the course.
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Note

Only the first year of study can be done at Cairns; the remainder of the course is completed at Townsville.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry for: D Higher Education (Science)/B Geology.

Admissions Criteria

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Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Recommended study
At least one of Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Marine Science, Mathematical Methods, Specialist Mathematics or Physics (Units 3 and 4,C).
Assumed knowledge

English (Units 3 and 4, C)

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors

95.30

85.75

65.95

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

98.15

87.75

67.95

Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2022

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Higher education study

Vocational Education and Training (VET) study

Work and life experience

Recent secondary education

Recent secondary education admitted solely on the basis of ATAR/Rank

Admitted where both ATAR/Rank and additional criteria were considered

Admitted on the basis of other criteria only and ATAR/Rank was not a factor

International students

All students

Number of students

0

0

<5*

N/P#

0

0

<5*

9

Percentage of all students

0.0%

0.0%

<5*

N/P#

0.0%

0.0%

<5*

100%

Notes

* “<5" – the number of students is less than 5
# N/P – Not published: the number is hidden to prevent calculation of numbers in cells with less than 5 students

Career opportunities

Geologist in the mining and exploration industry, government agencies, consulting companies, academia.

Course Code
316311
Start Date

Offer rounds
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Fee
CSP/$7550 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Sciences
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Location
Townsville