Degrees offered by the School
The School of Earth & Environmental Sciences is a modern discipline with strengths in teaching and world class research. Members of the School are actively involved in a diverse range of subject areas in the Earth & Environmental Sciences, particularly in the study of Earth Surface Processes and Landforms. The principal areas of research strength within the School include:
- Long-term environmental changes during the past 2.6 million years
- Coastal and marine environmental geology
- Quaternary geochronology
- Human impacts on the environment
- Geographic Information Systems and Remote Sensing
- Environmental remediation
- Human and cultural geography
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science Advanced
- Bachelor of Environmental Science
- Bachelor of Marine Science
For more information, course entry requirements etc see the Undergraduate Degrees Page.
Our postgraduate programs are tailored for both Australian and overseas students. Students will develop skills that can be applied to a wide variety of career options. Graduates of our programs now hold positions in government agencies involved in environmental management, in land and water conservation, forestry and wildlife protection; in industry, including chemical and manufacturing companies; and in universities and research organisations such as CSIRO, ANSTO and consulting companies.
The School has exceptional laboratory facilities which include Optically Stimulated Luminescence (OSL) dating complemented by thermoluminescence (TL) and amino acid racemisation dating (AAR); computer facilities for image processing, Geographic Information Systems (GIS); a variety of software applications for remote sensing (DIMPLE, ENVI, ER and Mapper) and GIS (ArcView and MapInfo) and census data analysis (CDATA 86 to 96 and CView96). The School also has a VG-PRISM III stable-isotope mass spectrometer (dual-inlet and continuous flow) with accessories for on-line analysis of a wide variety of materials.
Other facilities include state-of-the-art petrographic and stereo microscopes, standard gravity, magnetic, resistivity and IP metres, truck-mounted, trailer-mounted and other portable drill rigs, vibracorer, boats and surveying equipment and laser sediment particle size analysers.
Current research areas include: Quaternary environmental change, Quaternary geochronology and stable-isotope studies, catastrophic tsunamis, coral reef development, spatial image analysis, past and present Aboriginal Interactions with the Australian environment, economy, culture and environment, estuarine and coastal processes, basin analysis and organic petrography and fuels. Please see staff pages for research interests.
- Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
- Master of Science - Research
- Master of Environmental Science - Research
- Masters of Science (Geography or Geology, by coursework)
- Master of Arts (Geography)
- Master of Environmental Science - Advanced (by research and coursework)
- Master of Environmental Science
- Graduate Diploma in Science (Geography or Geology)
For more information, course entry requirements etc see the Postgraduate Degrees Page.
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