In this double degree 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.
This combination of skill sets for extraction and environmental protection is increasingly important to the resources sector and to society.
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What jobs can the Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Science (Environmental Biology) lead to?
Graduates are well suited to employment within the private sector, including organisations involved in mineral exploration, resource extraction and post-extraction restoration, mine management, environmental consulting, ecotourism and environmental restoration.
Graduates are also equipped with skills aligned to the needs of government agencies involved in water resources, environmental regulation, environmental protection, transport, regional development and local government.
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 discipline based problems applying scientific methods and creative thinking in a logical and rational way
- access, evaluate and synthesise information and data from multiple sources using discipline skills and knowledge to analyse and present findings
- communicate effectively and appropriately to varied audiences using a variety of communication methods
- select and employ appropriate technologies to fulfil requirements of Biological and Applied Geological environments; recognising advantages and disadvantages of various technologies as required
- develop an independent ability to acquire information as required and recognise the need to remain current to industry and discipline requirements
- recognise and appreciate international perspectives and global standards as they impact upon collecting and reporting data and other relevant scientific pursuits
- acknowledge the need for sustainable use of earth resources, and value environmental, indigenous and other community perspectives on geological and geophysical activities
- work ethically and professionally independently and as part of a team, complying with applicable legislation and managing time and other resources efficiently and effectively; develop employability and leadership skills as appropriate