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Tertiary & Careers

Tertiary & Careers

University of Adelaide

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Geoscience is a research and teaching specialism of the University of Adelaide can be studied through two main programs that are detailed below:

Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Science (Advanced)

Most University of Adelaide geoscientists enrol in the BSc and BSc(Advanced) and study towards one or more of the two geoscience majors - 'Geology’ and/or ‘Geophysics and Applied Geology’. This is a great degree that provides you with a broad science foundation leading to an in-depth training in all the major geoscience sub-disciplines.

In addition, there is a focussed degree program in Minerals Geoscience. This program is tailored specifically for students who know that geology is for them and has a specific focus on the Minerals Industry.

Uni Adl 2nd Year

Second year geology students on the Pichi Richi camp,Flinders Ranges

B. Sc. (Minerals Geoscience)

  • 3 Years Full Time with the option of undertaking an additional Honours year 
  • Prepares students for a career in minerals exploration and development
  • This degree is specifically focussed for training a student in the knowledge and skills required in the minerals industry.

In addition, a five year double degree program is also available in Mining Engineering and Geology and a Combined degree in Petroleum Engineering and Geology

Uni Adl 3rd Year

Third year geology students exploring the geology of Central Australia

For further information on geoscience at The University of Adelaide, please contact Professor Alan Collins (

Last Updated: Feb 14