This double degree will augment your knowledge in geology – which is critical to the global economy – with knowledge of the resources industry and finance.
The finance component explores the financial services industry. You’ll study areas in corporate finance and develop key understandings in investment, evaluation and the financial markets and their instruments.
It will provide you with the ideal skill sets for analysing the economic viability of resource exploration projects.
See our handbook for more course information.
What jobs can the Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance) lead to?
Upon graduation, you'll be well-placed to seek employment opportunities in the fields of mineral exploration and finance. Potential careers include:
- Financial dealer and broker
- Financial dealer's assistant
- Geological engineer
- Insurance officer
- Credit analyst
- Bank manager
- Financial planner
- Investment banker
- Finance manager
What you'll learn
- apply fundamental geological and financial principles and concepts in theoretical, practical and financial market situations
- use logical scientific methods and creative thinking to solve geological and capital market problems
- synthesise geological and empirical data and conceptual information to analyse and interpret geological and financial issues
- communicate geological and financial information concisely and accurately using written, visual, and verbal means appropriate to the situation
- employ new and established technologies to collect and interpret geological and financial data, recognising their strengths and limitations
- demonstrate initiative, responsibility and lifelong learning skills by applying critical reflection and active participation in acquiring geological and financial knowledge and expertise
- appreciate international perspectives on geoscience and in business communities and recognise the importance of global standards for collecting and reporting data
- recognise the need for sustainable use of earth resources, and value environmental, indigenous and other community perspectives on geological activities and in a commercial context
- work ethically and professionally, both independently and as part of a team, complying with applicable legislation and managing time and other resources efficiently and effectively