Exploration geophysics is an applied branch of Earth Sciences that utilises physical phenomena to remotely image and characterise the subsurface, with applications in mining, oil & gas, geothermal, groundwater, and carbon underground storage industries.
Study geophysics at Curtin and you will use seismic, magnetic, electromagnetic, radiometric and gravitational technologies and techniques to determine the structure and composition of natural (and sometimes artificial) materials below the Earth’s surface without the need for drilling or excavation.
In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 assessment, Curtin University ranked above world standard in Geophysics.
Today, Curtin University Department of Exploration Geophysics provides specialist geophysics training and offers an internationally recognised, professional degree in geophysics.
We are a dedicated team of highly respected, professional trainers and researchers who will provide you with all the skills and training you need to become a fully qualified geophysicist.
When you complete your geophysics degree with us you will be able to gain admission to the following prestigious societies:
- The Australian Society of Exploration Geophysicists (ASEG)
- Society of Exploration Geophysicists (United States)
- The European Association of Geoscientists and Engineers (EAGE)
- The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy (AusIMM).
As a graduate, you will use technology to collect, display and interpret data, and apply physics, computing and mathematics in practical ways on commercial and environmental projects. Geophysicists are employed in the petroleum industry, engineering companies, environmental agencies, mining companies, government, universities and regulatory agencies.
WASM Alumni support all graduates who have studied within the School. They also offer networking, mentoring and scholarships for current students.
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