Undergraduate Students

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Understanding Structural Geology
Understanding Coastal Geology
Interpreting Coastal Dynamics
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Undergraduates in Earth Sciences are encouraged to be involved in various student chapters such as AusIMM (The Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy), undertake research projects in third year and honours and source vacation work placement.

We will be updating this page on upcoming events, seminars and job advertisements throughout semester. Subscribe to the Earth Science blog to receive regular updates on what’s going on and coming up in the department.

EARTH SCIENCE AT THE UNIVERSITY OF NEWCASTLE

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Why study with us?

The blend of the traditional fields of physical geography, geology, oceanography, climatology and soil science, makes earth sciences so unique and interesting. You are able to specialise in either geology or environmental geoscience, depending on the courses you choose and career path you want to pursue.

What you will study

In your first year you will be introduced to the Earth’s dynamic systems before having the chance to specialise in second and third year, depending on your area of interest. Areas such as climatology and soils, through to geology of fuels and coastal dynamics are a few of the possible areas of specialisation.

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Practical experience

The earth science major incorporates fieldwork and laboratory components. You will have the opportunity to attend field trips to a variety of destinations throughout the state in order to gain real-world experience.

We encourage students to source work experience within the mining and environmental sectors and complete the work placement course offered in third year which incorporates practical real-world working experience as well as problem solving skills and invaluable report writing skills.

Career opportunities

A Bachelor of Science degree in earth science can open up a wide range of career opportunities both in Australia and overseas. As a graduate, you may go on to find employment in areas such as:

  • Energy resources
  • Environmental consultancies
  • Government agencies
  • Mineral exploration and mining
  • Schools and universities
  • Scientific agencies
Earth science graduates often go on to be practical professionals equipped to address the environmental, social and economic impacts associated with natural resource use and management.

 

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RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS

A number of research opportunities exist for Honours and Research Higher Degree projects. Please contact specific research group members for more information.

Students are also able to complete a research project as part of their third year of studies. This helps students determine practical research and report writing skills, and can assist in determining whether students want to continue into Honours, RHD or Academia.

Take a look at our recently finished 2015 project students final presentations:

 

2015 Project Students

Several Earth Science and Environmental Science students have recently completed a research project as part of their third year of studies. This research project helps students develop essential skills in practical research and report writing, and can also assist in … Read More »

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UNDERGRADUATE NEWS

GEOS3280: New Zealand photos

Have a look below at some of the stunning pictures taken in New Zealand on the GEOS3280 field trip, 2017. You can enroll in GEOS3280 for semester 2, 2018.  

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GEOS3280 Global Change Field Course: Semester 2, 2018

Want to travel to New Zealand for an 8 day intensive field trip? GEOS3280 has you covered. With Dr Silvia Frisia and her team you will explore New Zealand and gain first hand knowledge on past climate changes, glacial cycles, … Read More »

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Caring for the Earth

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GEOS2060 Soil Properties and Processes: Semester 2, 2018

Studying science? Do you enjoy field and laboratory work? Are you interested in learning more about soil; resources, physical processes, chemical processes and biology? If yes, then consider enrolling in GEOS2060 (Callaghan, Semester 2 2018). This course has had exceptional … Read More »

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AusIMM Student Meet Industry Night 23/03/18

The Annual AusIMM Students meet industry night will be held at the Newcastle Museum, March 23 @ 6pm. This is a great opportunity for you to meet and network with fellow students and industry professionals including potential future employers! The … Read More »

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Hannah Power speaking on Wave Processes and Overwash Hazard on a High-Energy Rock Platform at COPEP

Source: http://oceanfit.com.au/figure-eight-pools-royal-national-park/ Wave Processes and Overwash Hazard on a High-Energy Rock Platform On one form of social media or another, you’ve probably seen images of the spectacular Figure Eight Pools rock platform in the Royal National Park. You may have also … Read More »

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UoN Careers & Employment Expo 2018

Students are invited to attend the UoN Careers & Employment Expo on the 20th of March, 2018. See the flyer below for information regarding the event at our main campuses.

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Exxon Mobil Graduate Program Job Applications – Open Now!

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GEOS3250 GIS Poster Presentations

  GEOS3250: Geographic Information Systems students recently engaged in a poster session where they presented a given poster topics to their peers. The topics focused on exploring the world of GIS and remote sensing. Students were required to present their … Read More »

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PhD Scholarship: Rural Mental Health and the Environment

A PhD scholarship opportunity is available for a student to study rural mental health and the environment under the supervision of  Professor Brian Kelly. We are seeking an enthusiastic applicant to be part of a team of researchers at the Centre … Read More »

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ENVS3007 Environmental Remediation Field Trip 2017

  On May 5th 2017, ENVS3007 Environmental Remediation students visited a former “town gas” work site in Clyde St, Hamilton. Students were shown around the site by a member of Jemena, the company which is currently responsible for monitoring and … Read More »

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GEOS3220 Field Trip Details – Apply now for Feb 2017 course

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GCER Potential Honours Topics for 2017

GCER are offering a range of exciting and interesting Honours topics for students interested in starting Honours throughout 2017. For information on each of these topics and who to contact see the information flyer below.   GCER Honours information handout … Read More »

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AusIMM Student Meet Industry Night

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ACE CRC Summer Internships for Undergraduates

Applications are now open for two paid summer internships for Australian undergraduates to work on ACE CRC projects. Applicants please note that the deadline for submission is 5:00pm, Friday 09 October 2015. The Antarctic Climate and Ecosystems CRC has announced a new … Read More »

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STUDENT CHAPTERS

AMOS Student Chapter

AMOS VISION STATEMENT ABOUT AMOS AMOS is an independent Australian society that supports and fosters interest in meteorology, oceanography and other related sciences. This is done by providing a forum for people with a common interest, and by publishing relevant … Read More »

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AusIMM Student Chapter

PROVIDING OPPORTUNITIES FOR STUDENTS TO NETWORK AND SHARE KNOWLEDGE WITH PEERS, MEMBERS AND INDUSTRY Student Chapters enable those studying minerals related courses to participate in The AusIMM. They provide the opportunity for students to mix with each other and industry … Read More »

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