CG67 - Associate Degree of Geoscience
CG67 - Associate Degree of GeoscienceAt a Glance
Information on where the program is available, duration, units of credit as well as contacts for further information.Aims - Structure
An outline of the programs aims, objectives and outcomes, as well as information on the structure of the program.Course Plans
A detailed list of courses and electives required to complete the program.
Associate Degree of Geoscience graduates enjoy a wide variety of challenging career options across a range of industries and government sectors. As a geoscience associate you will apply your knowledge of geoscientific principles and practices.
They typically work in positions in national and international public and private industry sectors including the mining, geophysical exploration, energy, transportation, construction, and education industries.
Geoscience associate graduates, have specialised knowledge in:
- obtaining and interpreting basic geological and geomechanical data;
- the use and interpretation of maps, geographic information systems, and remote sensing imagery;
- the geological processes which sculptured the earth since its formation;
- the definition of and ability to identify the more common minerals and rock types;
- the application of geophysical methods - seismic, magnetic, gravity, nuclear, electrical, electromagnetic to undertake geophysical surveys;
- locating minerals and ore-bodies.
They typically work in positions such as a Geological Field Technician, Drill Rig Supervisor, Strata Control Technician and Support Geologists, Geotechnical Engineers and other Technical professionals with:
- Open Pit & Underground mines;
- Controlling the grade of the ore mined and locate extensions to ore deposits and defining the ore limits at the mine based on economic considerations;
- High Wall mapping;
- Underground mapping;
- Data gathering (Data Management - Geology).
The Associate Degree of Geoscience program is based on the project-based learning philosophy which offers the opportunity to learn in context. This approach is designed to produce work-ready graduates with industry-relevant skills.
Are you curious about how Planet Earth was formed and how it works? Do you enjoy solving problems? If you would like to be at the cutting edge of scientific and technological advancements, then becoming a Geoscience para-professional will provide a challenging career where you can utilise these interests and abilities and turn ideas into reality.
As a geoscience associate graduate you can focus on applications and interactions within the Earth's systems. Geoscience associate graduates combine a sound geoscientific understanding with modern technology to apply and adapt sustainable practices for communities, society and the environment. Geoscience associate graduates often work in support of professional geologists, geophysicists or geotechnical engineers in a team environment.
Geoscience typically involves assessing the validity of undertaking a geological or geophysical survey at a site and interpreting the results of such a survey.