School of Earth and Planetary Sciences

School discipline areas

Applied Geology discipline area

Applied Geology

The earth is a laboratory for geologists, as a growing population requires more resources and humans become more concerned about their impact on the planet.  Many graduates go on to work in the minerals, petroleum, groundwater and environmental industries in Australia and overseas.

In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2015 assessment, Curtin University is ranked well above world standard in Geology.

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Spatial sciences discipline area

Spatial Sciences

Spatial sciences involves a range of disciplines focused around location on the Earth’s (or moon’s) surface including, surveying, geographic information science (GISc), global navigation and satellite systems (GNSS), geodesy, photogrammetry and laser scanning, and remote sensing.

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