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COURSE

Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

BB-GLGFIN

TAUGHT BY: School of Earth and Planetary Sciences (EPS)

DURATION

Duration of the course with a full-time study load. Studying part-time will extend the duration of your course.

If duration is not available (N/A) the offering may be part of a larger course.

4years

CREDIT

A full-time study load usually consists of 200 credits (approximately eight units) per year, with 100 credits (approximately four units) in each semester.

800

About offering

This information is relevant for students commencing study in 2020. If you plan to commence study in 2019, please view the current offering.

This double degree provides students with an integrated education program in both exploration/applied geology and commerce. It provides dual qualifications in these areas and develops graduates with unique opportunities to obtain employment in resource development and related fields involving natural resource management.

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. This course covers the broad operations of financial markets in management, locally and globally.

Geology is critical to the global economy and our future well-being. The benefit of studying this double degree is the combined component of geology and corporate finance. It will support and enhance your future career opportunities in geology and finance, locally and globally.

The course contains practical and work-relevant components that include practical geological work similar to that conducted in resources and environmental industry settings. This includes hands-on computing and practical exercises with industry standard software and geology field trips to various sites.

Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information. 

Applied Geology

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

Why study Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)

  • This is a hands-on, practical course with direct industry involvement.
  • This comprehensive course qualifies graduates for all major geology careers.
  • We offer a range of relevant double degree options with enhanced career options.
  • The latest teaching technologies are used for ease of communication between you and your lecturers.
  • You will use real-world case studies and examples to apply your learning and problem solving skills. Our staff apply theory to reality to give you a sound basis for entry into the working world where problem solving is the key to success.

Student profile

View our student profile table to get an indication of the likely peer cohort for new students at Curtin University. This table provides data on students that commenced undergraduate study and passed the census date in the most relevant recent intake period for which data are available. It includes those admitted through all offer rounds and international students studying in Australia.

Professional recognition

The BSc (Applied Geology) is recognised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Career information

 Upon graduation, you will be well-placed to seek employment opportunities in the fields of mineral exploration and finance. Some potential careers include:

  • Geologist
  • Financial Dealer and Broker
  • Financial Dealer's Assistant
  • Geological Engineer
  • Insurance Officer
  • Credit Analyst
  • Bank Manager
  • Financial Planner
  • Investment Banker
  • Finance Manager

Advanced standing / credit transfer / recognition of prior learning

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

If this applies to you, you can apply for credit for recognised learning (CRL), which means your previous study is recognised and matched against a similar unit in your intended Curtin course.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: crl@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

At Curtin, we understand that everyone’s study journey has been different.

You may have already studied some of the units (subjects) listed in your Curtin course at another educational institution, or you may have work experience that matches the degree requirements.

A successful CRL application exempts you from having to complete certain units within your course and means you could finish your degree in a shorter amount of time.

CRL is also known as recognition of prior learning, advanced standing and credit transfer.

Use the CRL search to find out how much CRL you qualify for, or contact us at:

Email: ci-enquiries@curtin.edu.au
Tel: 1300 222 888

CRL search

Fees and charges

Australia / New Zealand students

International students

Fee information is not available for this course at this time. Find estimated course fees.

How to apply

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  • The offering information on this website applies only to future students. Current students should refer to faculty handbooks for current or past course information. View courses information disclaimer.

  • Curtin course code: BB-GLGFIN
  • CRICOS code: 043262M
  • This offering was last updated on: 14/10/2019