Intermediate Units of Study

Intermediate Geosciences Units of Study build on the material presented in the Junior Units of Study and present a balanced and wide-ranging coverage of the School’s disciplines. Within the disciplines of Geology & Geophysics the focus is on geological environments, plate tectonics, geological materials, climate change, field data collection and life through time. Units focusing on society and public policy and Earth’s resources and processes comprise the Intermediate Geography discipline, with particular emphasis on environmental management, economic geography, urban geography, fluvial geomorphology and GIS technology. Each Unit also introduces students to a variety of research skills (including computer-aided analysis and field techniques).

Each Unit of Study consists of lectures and assigned work (which may consist of tutorials, practicals, individual course work and/or field work). Some Geography Units of Study and all Geology & Geophysics Units of Study have field work components. Participation in these field work components is compulsory.

Students should carefully select their Intermediate Units. Many of the Senior Units of Study have particular Intermediate Units of Study as prerequisites.

Advanced Units of Study
You must complete a 'Special Permission' application online to request entry to advanced units. You can apply online for Special Permission by accessing Sydney Student via your MyUni page, using your UniKey and password.


Semester 1 Units Semester 2 Units

GEOS 2111/2911 Natural Hazards: A GIS Approach

GEOS 2121/2921 Environmental & Resource Management
GEOS 2114/2914 Volcanoes, Hot Rocks and Minerals GEOS 2124/2924 Fossils and Tectonics
GEOS 2115/2915 Oceans, Coasts & Climate Change GEOG 2321 Fluvial and Groundwater Geomorphology (Not offered in 2016)
GEOS 2123 The Geography of Cities and Regions