Bachelor of Geology
James Cook University - Cairns

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.

Admissions Criteria

For additional information about the admissions criteria for JCU and for this course, refer to the JCU website.

Prerequisites

Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Recommended study
English (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C), and General Maths or Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C)
Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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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

<5*

<5*

<5*

ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors

<5*

<5*

<5*

Notes

* “<5" – indicates less than 5 ATAR/Selection Rank based offers were made

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, 2024

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Notes

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Career opportunities

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

Course Code
326311
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
Regular offers will be made

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
Cairns & Far North Queensland