Earth scientists are essential to meeting society’s future challenges around climate and environmental change, the sustainable extraction of critical resources such as water, and minerals for new and emerging technologies.
Across a range of industries, Earth scientists use sophisticated instruments to determine the properties of Earth and planetary materials, and to help understand the evolution of the Earth and the controls and direction of its climate and biosphere.
In this course you will gain advanced knowledge in Earth sciences and learn how to apply that knowledge to scientific, social and ethical issues. You’ll also use digital technologies and learn to gather and interpret data that are relevant to Earth sciences applications and careers.
Within this major you can select from a range of specialisations to study. View the list of specialisations here.
How this course will make you industry ready
During your course you’ll use to use digital technologies and relevant industry methods of data acquisition and interpretation.
What jobs can the Earth Sciences lead to?
- Earth scientist
- Environmental geoscientist
- Environmental agencies
- Geological surveys.
What you'll learn
- have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in Earth Sciences that is typically at a level that, whilst supported by advanced textbooks, includes some aspects that will be informed by knowledge of the forefront of Earth Sciences, GC1
- can apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to Earth Sciences, and have competencies typically demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments (to both specialist and non-specialist audiences) and solving problems within Earth Sciences, GC2
- understand the constructs of the scientific method and apply these principles in Earth Sciences using digital technologies, GC3
- can gather and interpret relevant data within Earth Sciences to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific, or ethical issues, including being aware of the diversity of international perspectives associated with Earth Sciences, and how these impact upon the practice of Earth Sciences, GC4
- recognise the need for sustainable use of Earth resources, and value environmental, indigenous and other community perspectives in Earth Science activities, GC5
- display a high standard of professional behaviour, including effective time management, both independently and as a team member, GC6