St Lucia Campus
Brisbane Queensland 4072
CRICOS course code: 079390F
Level of study: Undergraduate
If you are a high achieving student with a keen interest in science then the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) will allow you to challenge and extend yourself.
This elite four year program will provide the foundation for a research career with continuous interaction with researchers from your first year of study.
You will visit research laboratories, conduct a research project in your final year and be mentored by academics. You will interact with other high achieving students and be exposed to cutting edge technologies and discoveries to put you at the forefront of the next generation of scientists.
The program differs from the Bachelor of Science by offering courses at an advanced level and an Honours year incorporated as a standard part of your program schedule rather than as an additional component dependent on eligibility.
The courses offered in the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) are set out in the course list. Each course is allocated a certain number of units (#). A standard full-time study load is 8 units per semester.
The Program Rules explain what is required to complete the Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours). These requirements include the total number of units you need to complete in order to graduate.
You will examine the interactive systems of the solid Earth, atmosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere as they evolve through time to ensure a sustainable supply of natural resources and the responsible use of these resources for the solution of environmental challenges. You will access a wide range of core courses in geology, chemistry, mathematics and physics, which provide a foundation for your study of fundamental geologic methods and problems, both in the laboratory and in the field. You may specialise in economic geology, mining geology, energy resources, geophysics, environmental geology, geochemistry, palaeobiology, marine geology, surficial processes and landscape evolution, tectonics, and remote sensing. Field and laboratory based projects will solidify your geologic skills and provide essential training for independent research.
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Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B; plus two of Agricultural Science, Biology, Chemistry, Earth Science, Mathematics C or Physics, at least one of which must be Chemistry or Physics.
IELTS overall 6.5; reading 6; writing 6; speaking 6; listening 6. For other English Language Proficiency Tests and Scores approved for UQ TOEFL IBT - Overall 87, listening 19, reading 19, writing 21 and speaking 19. TOEFL PB - Overall 570, listening 54, reading 54, writing 59/5. Pearsons - Overall Score of 64 and 60 in all sub bands. BEP - A minimum overall grade of 4 plus a minimum grade of C in all macro skills. CES - Overall 176 and 169 in all sub bands. OET is not accepted.