Geology is the study of the materials that make up the Earth, the processes that mould its surface, and the interaction of people with the physical environment. Geologists are vital for understanding the development of mineral resources and long-term maintenance of the environment. With the rapidly increasing global population, geologists will be needed to maintain resource output and minimise damage to the environment. They are employed in a wide range of workplaces. As part of this course, you will benefit from special advanced units in geology that are not available to other students. Many students will go on to further Postgraduate studies in geology. KEY FEATURES Advanced Science has one of the highest ATAR cut-offs for a science program in Australia. Student numbers are restricted, allowing personal attention including an academic mentor throughout the degree and direct contact with researchers. Opportunity to take part in research and gain practical experience working in research laboratories within the University as part of your degree. Special advanced units form part of the degree that are not available to other students. SUITABLE FOR Gifted and talented student in the area of geology. Career Opportunities A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion. PROFESSIONS This major provides you with various career opportunities, including: Develop and mine mineral deposits Environmental geologists Geotechnical engineers Government geological surveys Mineral exploration industry National parks officer Oil and gas industry Research Teaching (with further study) EMPLOYERS Conservation and land management bodies Finance organisations Petroleum companies Private companies/government Private and public environment groups Organisations relating to minerals and energy resource fields
|Institution Name||Macquarie University|
|Campus Location||North Ryde|
|Course Duration||3 years|
|Course University||Macquarie University|
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