Units of Study

Each year the School of Geosciences delivers many Units of Study under the auspices of several award courses at both undergraduate and postgraduate level. Full details of each Unit of Study on offer can be found by choosing from the following tables.

Any students who are uncertain as to what combination of Units will best serve their interests should contact their year coordinator:
First Year:
Second Year:
Third Year:
Undergraduate Marine Science Advisor:

Postgraduate (Environmental Science):
Postgraduate (other streams):

Undergraduate Units of Study

The School of Geosciences offers undergraduate Units of Study across a range of discipline areas. The majority of Units are taught in either the Geography or Geology and Geophysics discipline areas but the School also delivers Units within the Environmental Science and Marine Science disciplines.

Undergraduate Units of Study are separated into three groups: Junior (First year), Intermediate (Second year) and Senior Units (Third year) of Study. Information about every Unit, including course outline and prerequisite knowledge can be found below:

Changes to the Geography Undergraduate Program from 2013

In 2013, we will be introducing significant changes to the undergraduate Geography program. These changes are designed to ensure students receive the benefits of clearer pathways between semesters, so that they complete their undergraduate studies with an improved mix of knowledge, skills and experiences.

The changes will involve new combinations of Units of Study, new rules about what constitutes a Major in Geography, Environmental Studies and units offered by the Faculty of Agriculture and Environment.

Please read the Changes to Geography document to learn more about changes to the geography undergraduate program from 2013.

Postgraduate Units of Study

Postgraduate Units of Study are delivered by the School as part of various postgraduate coursework programs. The School coordinates postgraduate courses in Marine Science and Management, Environmental Science, and Environmental Science and Law, and contributes to the Human Rights, Sustainability and Development Studies programs.

Many of the postgraduate Units of Study offered by the School can be undertaken in any of these four coursework programs. The following tables list all postgraduate Units offered by the School sorted by the programs under which they can be taken. A full list of all Units of Study offered in these coursework programs can be found in the Faculty of Science handbook. Further information on the Human Rights program can be found in the Faculty of Arts handbook.

For detailed information regarding Marine Science and Management units of study, please see the program website.

Master of Environmental Science and Law
ENVI5501 Environmental Research Project
ENVI5809 Environmental Simulation Modelling
GEOG5001 Geographic Information Science A
GEOG5002 Geographic Information Science B
RESP5001 Integrated Environmental Practice
AFNR5801 Climate Change: Process, History, Issues
GradCert, GradDip & Master of Science in Environmental Science
ENVI5501 Environmental Research Project
ENVI5801 Social Science of the Environment
ENVI5809 Environmental Simulation Modelling
GEOG5001 Geographic Information Science A
GEOG5002 Geographic Information Science B
ENVI5903 Sustainable Development (Field School)
GEOG5004 Environmental Mapping & Monitoring
MARS5001 Coastal Processes and Systems
MARS5004 Coastal Management Field School
MARS5005 Coastal Management Research Project
MARS5007 Coral Reefs and Climate Change
NTMP5005 Coastal Management
RESP5001 Integrated Environmental Practice
AFNR5801 Climate Change: Process, History, Issues

 

GradCert, GradDip & Master of Human Rights
GEOS5501 Human Rights and the Environment