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Bachelor of Science (Energy Geoscience)

Degree Type Bachelor

Duration 3 years full-time or part-time equiv.

SATAC Code 324921

CRICOS 088763G

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Global energy demands are increasing annually, highlighting the critical importance of energy resources for future sustainability. The Bachelor of Science (Energy Geoscience) is for students interested in the areas of science that relate to Earth's energy resources, including conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, water, geothermal and uranium exploration for nuclear power.

This program provides graduates with specific knowledge and skill sets to investigate the nature, origin, distribution, discovery and exploitation of these energy resources that are increasingly required for successful careers in this industry. A feature of the program includes extensive fieldwork and practical investigations.

  • Entry Requirements

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    SATAC Code 324921
    2016 CSP ATAR 75
    2016 CSP IB 26
    2016 Adelaide Approved Score 75
    Deferment Yes - 2 year
    Mid-year entry Yes
    Enquiries Ask Adelaide
    Selection Criteria
    Year 12 Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). Applicants who have studied Geology 1 at the University of Adelaide (or equivalent) must have achieved at least a credit grade average for these courses. You compete for a place with your Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR)
    Prerequisites SACE Stage 2: any two Science subjects chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies, Physics, Agriculture and Horticulture, Agricultural and Horticultural Science, Nutrition, Scientific Studies or Specialist Mathematics (NB: only one Mathematics subject may be counted).

    IB: two Science subjects (minimum grade 4 for SL, 3 for HL); or, one Science subject plus Mathematics (minimum grade 4 for SL, 3 for HL)


    Alternative entry pathways
    • Higher Education applicants
      You must have completed at least half a year full time equivalent university study. Applicants who have studied Geology 1 at the University of Adelaide (or equivalent) must have achieved at least a credit grade average for these courses. A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.
    • VET applicants
      You must have completed an AQF Certificate IV or above from a Registered Training Organisation. Your application will be ranked according to the level of the award. Applicants who have studied Geology 1 at the University of Adelaide (or equivalent) must have achieved at least a credit grade average for these courses.
    • Special Entry applicants
      You must be 18 years or over before 1 February 2017. If you have studied at higher education level in the last two years (for 2017 entry this means you were enrolled in either 2016 or 2015), you must not have accumulated more than a TOTAL of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education study (ie. including any study prior to 2015). If you meet this criteria, you will be ranked according to your result in the Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT). Your STAT result is not weighted between verbal and quantitative components. Indigenous applicants may be eligible for entry through the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Access Scheme. See Wirltu Yarlu for further information.
    • Without formal qualifications?
      You may be eligible for our special access schemes.
    • Other Entry Pathways
    How to Apply
    SATAC Code: 324921

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    Admissions Transparency Data

    CRICOS 088763G
    Intake February and July
    Selection Criteria
    English Language Requirements
    Australian Year 12 Successful completion of an Australian year 12 qualification with a minimum pass in an accepted English language subject
    English Tests accepted by the University of Adelaide
    IELTS Overall 6 Reading 5.5 Listening 5.5 Speaking 6 Writing 6
    TOEFL Overall 60 Reading 8 Listening 8 Speaking 18 Writing 21
    Pearsons Overall 50 Reading 42 Listening 42 Speaking 50 Writing 50
    Cambridge Overall 169 Reading 162 Listening 162 Speaking 169 Writing 169
    Qualifications that meet minimum English requirements A range of alternative qualifications may meet the University’s minimum English requirements
    Academic Entry Requirements
    Secondary School Qualifications International ATAR 75
    International Baccalaureate (IB) 25
    Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education (HKDSE) 11
    United Entrance Certificate (UEC) [Malaysia] 20
    General Certificate of Education (GCE) Advanced Level 7
    Ontario Secondary School Diploma (OSSD) 70
    ISC & CBSE [India] 70%
    ISBE [India] 80%
    SAT [US] 1200
    Abitur 3.4
    Thailand Certificate of Secondary Education 2.5
    Bang Tot Nghiep Trung Hoc Pho Thong 7.5
    STPM or Matrikulasi 2.78
    The University of Adelaide College Foundation Program 74
    Eynesbury Foundation Program 360
    Other Qualifications Students who don't meet the academic requirements or who have other qualifications from the South Pacific Islands, Japan, Korea, Phillipines or Taiwan may be eligible to apply for a Pre-University Pathway to prepare for or gain entry into the University's undergraduate academic programs. For additional information see Admissions Information - Academic Requirements
    Prerequisites
    Australian Year 12 SACE Stage 2: any two Science subjects chosen from Biology, Chemistry, Geology, Mathematical Methods, Mathematical Studies, Physics, Agriculture and Horticulture, Agricultural and Horticultural Science, Nutrition, Scientific Studies or Specialist Mathematics (NB: only one Mathematics subject may be counted).

    IB: two Science subjects (minimum grade 4 for SL, 3 for HL); or, one Science subject plus Mathematics (minimum grade 4 for SL, 3 for HL)

    How to Apply
  • Fees and Scholarships

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    Annual tuition fees
    Commonwealth-supported place: $8,975

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    Annual tuition fees International student place: $33,000

    Scholarships

    These scholarships, as well as many others funded by industry and non-profit organisations, are available to potential and currently enrolled students.

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  • Careers

    Career Readiness

    This degree program will provide graduates with inter-disciplinary approaches and a new focus on addressing the global challenge of efficient energy exploration and production.

    Graduates will be prepared for careers in the rapidly growing Energy Sector, including conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, water, geothermal and nuclear industries.

    The University of Adelaide Careers Service prepares, inspires and empowers students to achieve successful career transitions and connect with industry.

  • Global Learning

    A Global Learning Experience is an integral component to your academic journey at The University of Adelaide. The university is committed to offering its students the opportunity to study overseas through a range of degrees offered via the Global Learning Office, including student exchange, study tours, short study degrees, internships and placements. There are many exciting opportunities in Europe, Asia, the Americas, Africa, and Oceania ranging from a few weeks to a full academic year.

    To find Global Learning opportunities available in your study area click Global Experiences.

  • Degree Structure

    The Bachelor of Science (Energy Geoscience) focuses primarily on the geological concepts of energy exploration. The program offers a unique combination of fundamental geology and energy geoscience through specialist core courses. 

    At level 2, students will be offered an opportunity to undertake a semester of study abroad at a chosen international UA Strategic partner institution.

    At level 3, students undertake a Capstone Industry Research Project, mentored by industry experts, involving research with real industry samples and datasets.

    In addition to approved Level 1, 2 and 3 electives, students must also complete broadening electives chosen from outside of the major area of study.

    Academic Program Rules

    The Calendar is a comprehensive handbook of the University's academic program rules.

    Example Study Plan

    Indicative study plan
    Year1S1 GEOLOGY 1110 Earth & Energy Systems I
    (3 units)
    SCIENCE 1100 Principles and Practices of Science
    (3 units)
    ABORIG 1001 Indigenous People, Country and Protocols
    (3 units)
    Approved Level I or Level II Elective 1 x 3 units
    S2 GEOLOGY 1100 Earth’s Interior (3 units) STATS 1004 Statistical Practice (Life Sciences) (3 units)
    OR
    MATHS 1013 Mathematics 1M (3 units)
    OR
    MATHS 1011 Mathematics 1A (3 units)
    Approved Level I or Level II Elective 1 x 3 units Approved Level I Elective 1 x 3 units
    Year2S1 GEOLOGY 2500 Sedimentary Geology II (3 units) GEOLOGY 2501 Structural Geology II (3 units) SOIL&WAT 2500 Soil and Water Resources II (3 units) Approved Level II Elective 1 x 3 units
    OR
    GEOLOGY 2520 Study Abroad in Energy Geoscience

    Courses selected from those offered at the Partner Institution equivalent to the Level II core courses and electives for this degree program.
    (12 units)
    S2 GEOLOGY 2502 Igneous and Metamorphic Geology II (3 units) GEOLOGY 2505 Geochemistry II (3 units) GEOLOGY 2510 Study Tour in Geoscience
    (Summer School)
    OR
    Approved Level II Elective 1 x 3 units
    Approved Level II Elective 1 x 3 units
    OR
    GEOLOGY 2520 Study Abroad in Energy Geoscience

    Courses selected from those offered at the Partner Institution equivalent to the Level II core courses and electives for this degree program.
    (12 units)
    Year 3S1 GEOLOGY 3016 Igneous and Metamorphic Geology III (3 units) GEOLOGY 3500 Exploration Methods III (3 units) GEOLOGY 3013 Tectonics III (3 units) TECHCOMM 3006 Energy Management, Economics and Policy (3 units)
    S2 GEOLOGY 3019 Field Geoscience Program III (3 units) GEOLOGY 3510 Energy and Advanced Seismic (3 units) GEOLOGY 3520 Industry Capstone Research Project (3 units) GEOLOGY 3505 Earth Systems History III* (3 units)
    OR
    SOIL&WAT 3010 Remote sensing III (3 units)
    OR
    SOIL&WAT 3007WT GIS for environmental management III (3 units) (Summer School)
    OR
    Approved Level III Elective 1 x 3 units
    *Should the student choose to take GEOLOGY 3505 Earth Systems History III as an elective in semester 2, year 3; the student will also graduate with a Major in Geology.
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Last updated: Thursday, 15 Jun 2017