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Graduate Certificate in Geoscience

A Graduate Certificate in Geoscience will develop your ability to gather and interpret geological information for a wide range of purposes.  

Introduction

Geoscience is the study of our dynamic planet and helps us to understand the origin and evolution of Earth, its ancient 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. As the majority of Australia’s mineral and petroleum resources are found in Western Australia, UWA is in a prime location for students to gain geological skills.

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Course description, features and facilities

UWA is well equipped for teaching and research in geoscience. It is the only institution in the world to house two state-of-the-art Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry (SIMS) instruments (CAMECA IMS 1280 and CAMECA NanoSIMS 50) providing a unique analytical capability to Australian and international researchers.

Our teaching is also supported by the world-class research and development of the Energy and Minerals Institute, the Centre for Exploration Targeting, the Centre for Microscopy, Characterisation and Analysis, the Geothermal Centre of Excellence and the Centre for Petroleum Geoscience and CO2 Sequestration.

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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 Certificate in Geoscience

Take all unit(s) (6 points):

NSGEOS4410Australia's Geological Evolution

Take units to a value of 12 points from Group A and units to a value of 6 points from Group B or take units to a value of 6 points from Group A and units to a value of 12 points from Group B:

Group A

NSGEOS4411Mineralising Systems
NSGEOS4412Petroleum Systems
NSGEOS4413Environmental Geoscience
NSGEOS4415Mineral Geoscience Special Topic
NSGEOS5503Petroleum Resources

Group B

NSENVT4411Geographic Information Systems Applications
S1, S2SCIE4401Data Use in the Natural Sciences
S1, S2SCIE4402Data Management and Analysis in the Natural Sciences
S1, S2SCIE4403The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science

Professional recognition

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Career opportunities

Employment opportunities are plentiful in the resources industries (minerals, geothermal, and groundwater) or research fields such as planetary geology, volcano or earthquake hazard prediction.

Additional employment opportunities exist in government agencies dealing with resources or environmental companies and agencies. Many graduates continue to develop their specialist skills in industry or government agencies around the world, while others join academic institutions.

Related careers

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Further study opportunities

Students with a Graduate Certificate in Geoscience can pursue further studies by completing the Graduate Diploma in Geoscience or Master of Geoscience.

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Check the Entrance requirements

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

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  1. Admission Requirements
  2. English competency

Admission Requirements

A recognised bachelor's degree or equivalent; or

A qualification or level of education and professional experience recognised by the Faculty as equivalent to a bachelor's degree.

English competency

See the full list of English language requirements.
These pages are under review and are being updated.

How to apply

This course is available to all students other than those holding an international student visa.

On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. How to apply
  3. Fees
  4. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Semester 1: 23 Janaury

How to apply

Submit a complete application form

Fees

Annual fee: $10189.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

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On this page

  1. Application Deadlines
  2. Fees
  3. Contact details - admission information

Application Deadlines

Fees

Annual fee: $16190.

For courses that are less than one year in duration, the annual fee listed is the total for the course. Unless otherwise indicated, for courses that are 18 months in duration, the annual fee is two-thirds of the total cost of the course.

As some units vary in cost, the actual student contribution will depend on the mix of units you choose. See the unit costs website for details of individual unit costs.

Contact details - admission information

UWA International Centre (M352)

Address
The University of Western Australia
35 Stirling Highway
Crawley, Perth
Western Australia 6009
Telephone
(+61 8) 6488 3939
Fax
(+61 8) 9382 4071
Contacts
International Centre
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Opening hours
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About UWA
Find out what makes UWA an internationally recognised university.
Foundation and preparatory courses
There are a range of programs available to help give you the opportunity to gain the academic qualifications or prerequisites required for admission to UWA.
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Graduate Certificate in Geoscience: the details

Status
Available 2014
Locations offered
Crawley
Attendance types
Part-time, Full-time
Delivery mode
Internal
Starting dates
Semester 1, Semester 2
Weekly first year time commitment
For information regarding course contact hours and requirements refer to relevant details in the UWA Handbook
Standard full-time completion
1 semester
Maximum time to complete
4 years      
Contact details: course information
Science Student Office
Agricultural Central building
postgrad-science@uwa.edu.au
Ask UWA
6488 7333
Course code
72250
CRICOS Code
074956B
Additional information

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