Courses Handbook 2006 - [Archived]

192605 v.4 Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Geology


Course CRICOS Code: 007886M
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 1 Year


This course is structured to provide advanced training in various aspects of applied geology. It is designed to cater for both recent graduates and for the graduate who is already employed and wishes to study part-time. The program is divided into four majors: specialist geology topics, petroleum geology, economic geology and hydrogeology.

Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites

A bachelor degree involving a major study in an appropriate field, although applicants with alternative educational backgrounds are considered. Students with backgrounds that do not include the more applied aspects of geology may be required to undertakea maximum of two background studies units.

Recognition of Prior Learning

Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.

Duration and Availability

This fee-paying course is of one year full-time or equivalent part-time study. The structure of the course and the availability of various units may be much more flexible than suggested. For example, part of the research project may be undertaken in short intensive periods or it may be arranged that some units be taken in concentrated blocks, at times suitable to students and staff, rather than at fixed times during each week of the semester.

Course Organisation

The course requires a program of study comprising at least eight full units. This is made up of core units (two full units), project units (one to five full units), specialist/selected units (one to five full units), background studies (up to two full units). Background studies units must be undertaken by students whose backgrounds do not include the more applied aspects of geology. Students will be advised by the course coordinator if they need to complete such units.

Additional Course Expenses

Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.

Special Note

Students with backgrounds that do not include the more applied aspects of geology may be required to undertake a maximum of two background studies units.

Course Structure



Year 1

300213 v.3   Specialist Geology Major   200.0
300214 v.3   Petroleum Geology Major   200.0
300215 v.3   Economic Geology Major   200.0
300216 v.3   Hydrogeology Major   200.0
* Background Studies units may be required to be undertaken


Year Location   All* Internal Partially Online Internal^ External Fully Online#
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 1   Y      
2006 Bentley Campus Semester 2   Y      

The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.

*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.

^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.

#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.

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