Applied Geology

The practical emphasis and comprehensive content of our undergraduate courses attracts students of all ages and backgrounds from Australia and overseas. Our location in Western Australia and industry links make Curtin an outstanding choice for an honours degree. Our postgraduate coursework degrees improve career options for geoscience graduates and allow graduates in other disciplines to move into geoscience careers.

With an impressive suite of facilities and expertise, and a range of funding from academic and industry sources, we undertake research projects all over the world in most fields of geoscience.

In the Australian Government’s Excellence in Research for Australia (ERA) 2018 assessment, Curtin University is ranked well above world standard in Geology and Geochemistry.

Career opportunities

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 work in the mineral and petroleum industries, with some working in groundwater and environment geology.

You will also be well placed to work in applied geology roles around the world. These roles may be in a large organisation or mining company, or a consultancy firm.

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