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Applied Geology, Finance

Bachelor Double Degree


Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology), Bachelor of Commerce (Finance)
Admission criteria
Guaranteed ATAR 70
4 years full-time
Curtin Perth


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.

Applied Geology

Global Education

You’ll have access to a range of international study opportunities.

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This double degree will augment your knowledge in geology – which is critical to the global economy – with knowledge of the resources industry and finance.

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.

It will provide you with the ideal skill sets for analysing the economic viability of resource exploration projects.

See our handbook for more course information. 

Why study

  • This is a hands-on course that reflects industry practices.
  • 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'll 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 Bachelor of Science (Applied Geology) is recognised by the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Career information

Upon graduation, you'll be well-placed to seek employment opportunities in the fields of mineral exploration and finance. 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

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

Entry requirements

Curtin requires all applicants to demonstrate proficiency in English. Specific English requirements for this course are outlined in the IELTS table below.

IELTS Academic (International English Language Testing System)
Writing 6.0
Speaking 6.0
Reading 6.0
Listening 6.0
Overall band score 6.5

You may demonstrate English proficiency using the following tests and qualifications.

Cut-off scores

Please note: The cut-off scores below are for 2021 only.

Qualification Score
GCE/STPM/HKALE (A-levels - best of three) 5
IB 24
Ontario Gr 12 (best of 6) 60
ATAR (including WACE/SACE/HCE/VCE) 70
India (CBSE) 60%
India (HSC) 65%
Sri Lanka 5

Please select a country above.

Essential course prerequisites

Minimum of mathematics.

Advanced standing

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:

Tel: +61 8 9266 5888

CRL search

Fees & charges

International student indicative fees

Fee year: 2021

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $550*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,400*
Total indicative course fee $133,700*
Indicative year 1 fee $32,000*

Fee year: 2022

International onshore – fee paying Cost
Indicative essential incidental course fee $550*
Offer letter (100 credit) published fee $16,400*
Total indicative course fee $135,500*
Indicative year 1 fee $32,000*

The fees shown above apply to international students studying on-campus in Western Australia. The indicative tuition fee is subject to an annual tuition fee increase of up to 5 per cent and may be subject to legislative change.

The indicative first-year fee is calculated on 200 credit points, which is the typical full-time study load per year, however some courses require additional study to be completed, in which case the fee will be higher than that shown.

This fee is a guide only. It may vary depending on the units you choose and does not include incidental fees (such as lab coats or art supplies) or the cost of your textbooks. For information about fees at other locations please contact the relevant campus or partner institution by visiting Curtin International’s offshore site.


For start dates, please view the academic calendar.

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  • Curtin course code: BB-GLGFIN
  • CRICOS code: 043262M
  • Last updated on: January 19, 2021