Apply for Bachelor of Applied Geology, Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology)

BB-GLYBIO

Applied Geology, Environmental Biology

Bachelor double degree

Gain the combination of skill sets for resources extraction and environmental protection, which is increasingly important for industry and society.

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Course outline
  • ATAR

    ATAR

    Minimum ATAR 70
  • Qualification
    Bachelor of Applied Geology, Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology)
  • Duration

    Duration

    4 years full-time
  • Credit

    Credit

    800
  • CRICOS

    CRICOS

    110732D
  • Location

    Location

    Curtin Perth
Course outline

Select your preferred campus:

2024

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2025

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

2026

Semester 1

On campus

Semester 2

On campus

Course outline

Outline

Outline

In this double degree, you will gain a strong combination of skill sets for resources extraction and environmental protection, which is increasingly important to the resources sector and to society.

You'll study fundamental geological and biological processes and apply them to mineral exploration and resource extraction and groundwater resources.

You’ll also learn how to manage ecosystems and rehabilitate landscapes impacted by salt degradation and resource extraction activity.

What you'll learn

  • apply fundamental geological or biological principles and concepts in theoretical, practical and vocational situations; expand discipline knowledges through research where appropriate
  • solve resource exploration, environmental and sustainability problems through creative thinking and the extrapolation, interpolation and analysis of geoscience, enviroment and biological information
  • collate, synthesise, and visualise geoscientific, enviroment and biological data sets using digital technologies, and communicate this information to industry and community stakeholders concisely and accurately using written, visual, and verbal means appropriate to the situation
  • recognise the finite nature of Earth resources, and the need to manage and mitigate social, environment and biological impacts of resource exploration and extraction and geohazards
  • recognise and value environmental, indigenous and other community perspectives and acknowledge the need for sustainable use of earth resources in the development of solutions to environmental problems in geological and geophysical activities
  • work ethically and professionally, complying with applicable legislation and managing time and other resources efficiently and effectively; developing employability and leadership skills valued by industry, government and community

Admission criteria

What you need in order to get into this course. There are different pathway options depending on your level of work and education experience.

Select an option that best suits you:

You’re considered someone with work and life experience if:

You have left secondary education more than two years ago (i.e. who are not classified as recent secondary education applicants) and have not undertaken vocational education training (VET) or higher education study since then.

How we define ‘experience’
‘Experience’ includes a combination of factors sufficient to demonstrate readiness for higher education such as mature-age entry, professional experience whether completion of the Special Tertiary Admission Test (STAT) is required or not, community involvement or work experience. Applicants may have undertaken non-formal programs that have helped prepare them for tertiary education or are relevant to the proposed higher education field of study.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT elements considered are E, V and Q. STAT.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Applicants require one WACE Mathematics subject and one WACE Science subject OR Mathematics Applications ATAR with one course from the following list: Biology ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Earth and Environment Science ATAR, Human Biology ATAR, Integrated Science ATAR, Physics ATAR. 

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Semester 2 intake requires special approval.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who studied at TAFE or have done an apprenticeship if:

Applicants with vocational education and training (VET) study are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a VET course. This includes study at a public TAFE or other VET provider, whether a qualification was completed or not. Applicants with VET study may have other qualifications such as a Year 10 or Year 12 secondary school certificate.

Pathways

  • STAT entry

    Special Tertiary Admissions Test (STAT)

    STAT elements considered are E, V and Q. STAT.

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Applicants require one WACE Mathematics subject and one WACE Science subject OR Mathematics Applications ATAR with one course from the following list: Biology ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Earth and Environment Science ATAR, Human Biology ATAR, Integrated Science ATAR, Physics ATAR. 

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Semester 2 intake requires special approval.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

You’re considered someone who has recently left university if:

Applicants with higher education are those whose highest level of study since leaving secondary education is a higher education course, such as a university degree. This may include applicants who are currently studying a higher education course at another education provider and want to transfer to Curtin University, or applicants who are currently studying at Curtin but want to switch to a different course. It may also include applicants who have completed past study with university and non-university higher education providers.

Curtin course switcher criteria

To switch into this course, you need to have:

  1. Met the admission criteria for minimum entry
  2. Completed ATAR Mathematics Applications (or equivalent)
  3. Completed one ATAR Science subject (or equivalent)

Prerequisite Information
The ATAR Mathematics Applications prerequisite can be met with one of the following Curtin units:

MATH1013 Introductory Mathematics
MATH1005 Pre-Calculus

The ATAR Science prerequisite can be met with one of the following Curtin units:

CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry 
CHEM1005 Introduction to Biological Chemistry
CHEM1007 Fundamental Chemistry for Bioscience 
HUMB1000 Human, Structure and Function 
BIOL1000 Functional Biology
BCCB1000 Cell Biology
CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry 
CHEM1001 Biological Chemistry
PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics
GEOL1005 Fundamentals of Geology

Higher education course switcher criteria

Our admission criteria for minimum entry apply to those who are switching courses from another higher education course provider. 

In addition, you need to have:  

  1. Completed ATAR Mathematics Applications (or equivalent)
  2. Completed one ATAR Science subject (or equivalent)
    Prerequisite Information

The ATAR Mathematics Applications can be met via ATAR Maths Applications or unit/s assessed as comparable to ATAR Maths Applications.

The ATAR Science subject can be met by a Science subject from a recognised university assessed as comparable to one of the following Curtin units: 

CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry 
CHEM1005 Introduction to Biological Chemistry
CHEM1007 Fundamental Chemistry for Bioscience 
HUMB1000 Human, Structure and Function 
BIOL1000 Functional Biology
BCCB1000 Cell Biology
CHEM1003 Introduction to Chemistry 
CHEM1001 Biological Chemistry
PHYS1006 Foundations of Physics
GEOL1005 Fundamentals of Geology

ATAR pathway

  • Minimum ATAR 70

    This course has a minimum ATAR of 70

  • Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Essential WACE subjects (prerequisites)

    Applicants require one WACE Mathematics subject and one WACE Science subject OR Mathematics Applications ATAR with one course from the following list: Biology ATAR, Chemistry ATAR, Earth and Environment Science ATAR, Human Biology ATAR, Integrated Science ATAR, Physics ATAR. 

  • Desirable WACE subjects

    Desirable WACE subjects

    There are no desirable WACE subjects for this course.

Please see our correlation comparability for previous TEE subjects, WACE courses and WACE ATAR courses.

English requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)

Writing

6

Speaking

6

Reading

6

Listening

6

Overall band score

6

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

Pathway finder tool

Other requirements and notes for this course

Semester 2 intake requires special approval.

In addition to the course-specific admission criteria listed above, please read our general admission criteria. Our general admission criteria apply to all courses at Curtin University.

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We’re here to help you navigate the complexities of university admission. Choose the support you need from the options below.

Find your pathway to Curtin

Think you don’t have the marks or qualifications to study at Curtin? We have several pathways to help you meet admission. Use our pathway finder to find your best way to studying with us.

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Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

Use your experience to get credit towards your degree

Finish your course sooner with credit for your previous study or work experience.

Fees and charges

Australian and New Zealand student indicative fees

2024 Fee year:

$8,400*

Commonwealth supported

Commonwealth supported

Fees are indicative first year only and are subject to passage of legislation.

*The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks – visit other fees and charges for more information. For more information on fees and to determine your eligibility for HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP, please visit fee basics or the Study Assist website

To be eligible for the Commonwealth supported fee:

  • Australian citizens must complete some of their course of study while residing in Australia.
  • Australian permanent residents or New Zealand citizens must be residing in Australia for the entire course.

For further information on eligibility please refer to the Australian Government Study Assist website.

If you’re not an Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen, please see information for international students.

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Location

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2024

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2025

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

2026

Semester 1
  • On campus
Semester 2
  • On campus

All endeavours are made to ensure location information for courses is up to date but please note they are subject to change.

The University reserves the right to withdraw any unit of study or program which it offers, to impose limitations on enrolment in any unit or program, and/or to vary arrangements for any program.

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  • Curtin course code: BB-GLYBIO
  • CRICOS code: 110732D
  • Last updated on: 13 July 2024

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