Master of Science (Earth Sciences)

    • CRICOS Code: 094596M

    Where will this take me?


    Career outcomes

    Our graduates go on to work as:

    • Geologists
    • Geoscientists
    • Energy specialists
    • Environmental advisors
    • Spatial engineers
    • Research scientists
    • Geological surveyors
    • Climatologists
    • 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.

    Further study

    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.