Curtin University

18 months
37900 AUD/year
27200 AUD/year
Tuition fee
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This Geology course from Curtin University provides advanced technical training to help upgrade your qualifications or enter a new branch of geoscience.


Geologists study how the Earth works, including processes that have a major impact on our current and future wellbeing, such as the formation of geological resources, natural hazards, climate change and the movements of contaminants and pollutants through soil and rock. 

Geologists locate and advise on the extraction of minerals, petroleum and groundwater. They are also involved in detecting and monitoring natural disasters such as earthquakes, landslides and floods. 

From the field to the lab, the knowledge you will gain in this course will help you drive advancements in areas such as petroleum or mineral exploration.

Why study

  • We offer the most comprehensive range of postgraduate geology courses in Australia
  • You can choose to specialise in fundamental or applied aspects of geoscience, or combine both, depending on your needs
  • Many of our courses address the specific requirements of the minerals, petroleum and groundwater industries
  • The practical approach of our courses, combined with their direct industry involvement, provide our graduates with a competitive edge in the employment market.

Career information

This Geology course from Curtin University can open up a wide range of geoscience career opportunities depending on your choice of units.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Mineral Exploration and Mining Geology 
  • Basin Analysis and Petroleum Geology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines




300 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).
PTE Academic admission requirements PTE Academic PTE Academic (Pearson Test of English Academic) is a language test that enables students to demonstrate their writing, listening, speaking, and reading skills when applying to study in English. The score refers to a total score which ranges between 10 and 90.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS code: 084800F

  • You must have at least a three-year bachelor of science degree in geology or a closely related discipline from a recognised institution, or have completed a graduate diploma in this field of study.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    37900 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 37900 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.
  • National

    27200 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 27200 AUD per year and a duration of 18 months.


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