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Undergraduate major

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    Geophysics Honours Major (BSc) (Honours)
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The Geophysics Honours Major (BSc) (Honours) aims to extend students' knowledge of current academic research methodology as it is applied in the field of geophysics and to demonstrate this through the conduct of a supervised research project and preparation of an honours dissertation.

This major sits within the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours) degree. To apply for this major, you will apply for the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours).

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

What you'll learn

  • have demonstrated knowledge and understanding in the Geophysics that is at a level that is informed by knowledge of the forefront of Geophysics, within a research context.
  • can apply their knowledge and understanding in a manner that indicates a professional approach to Geophysics, and have competencies demonstrated through devising and sustaining arguments (to both specialist and non-specialist audiences) and solving advanced problems within Geophysics.
  • understand the constructs of the scientific method and apply these principles in Geophysics by communicating new knowledge, including using digital technologies.
  • can gather and interpret relevant research data within Geophysics to inform judgements that include reflection on relevant social, scientific or ethical issues, including being aware of the diversity of international perspectives associated with Geophysics, and how these impact upon the practice of Geophysics.
  • understand the global and cultural issues within Geophysics and how these impact on the practice of their profession.
  • display a very high standard of professional behaviour, including effective time management, both independently and as a team member.
Credit for recognised learning (CRL)

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Fees & charges

Please view the Bachelor of Science (Science) (Honours) degree for indicative fees.

How to apply

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