Geologists study how the Earth works, including the natural planetary processes and issues directly affecting people, such as viability of resources, geological hazards, climate change and environmental protection.
In this course, you will combine a thorough grounding in theoretical and practical geology with technical and commercial skills. The first year gives you a basic foundation in chemistry, physics, maths, scientific communication and computer skills, as we as an introductory to geology. The second year focuses on the theoretical, laboratory and field skills required to understand geological processes. The final year provides comprehensive coverage of all applied disciplines of geology. Many geologists are involved in exploring for the physical resources we need, such as petroleum, coal, minerals, water and building material.