Master of Science (Earth Sciences)
- CRICOS Code: 094596M
Where will this take me?
Our graduates go on to work as:
- Energy specialists
- Environmental advisors
- Spatial engineers
- Research scientists
- Geological surveyors
- Weather forecasters.
Employers in this field include:
- Mining and mineral exploration companies such as Shell, Rio Tinto, ExxonMobil and Woodside Energy
- Engineering and professional services firms such as GHD, AECOM and Jacobs
- Government departments of environment and economic development, including the Bureau of Meteorology
- Academic and public research institutions such as universities and the CSIRO
Technical and professional skills
On graduating from the course you’ll have a broad advanced education in atmospheric science or geology.
Additionally, you’ll have strong professional skills in:
- Critical thinking and problem-solving
- Research planning, literature reviews and ethical considerations
- Scientific communication, both written and oral
- Time management.
At the end of the course, you’ll be well-placed to begin a PhD in earth sciences, if you choose.
If you have a weighted average mark of 80% or higher in your undergraduate major, you may be eligible for the Graduate Research Pathway in Science. This is a 5-year course of study made up of the Master of Science (BioSciences) and a PhD in the same field.