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Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced)

A single two year graduate degree offered by the ANU College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences

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  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.
  • Length 2 year full-time
  • Minimum 96 Units
First year student? There’s more information about enrolling in your degree.

Program Requirements

The Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

A minimum of 48 units from completion of the following coursework component:

6 units from the completion of EMSC8017 Research Methods and Proposal

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

EMSC8022 Analytical techniques

EMSC8023 Data analysis

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

EMSC8018 Advanced Water and Marine Geosciences

EMSC8019 Advanced Earth Physics

EMSC8021 Advanced Geochemistry, Petrology and Tectonics

A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

EMSC6014 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

EMSC6015 Chemistry of Planet Earth

EMSC6017 Rocks and Minerals

EMSC6019 Geobiology and the Evolution of Life on Earth

EMSC6021 Fundamentals of Climate System Science

EMSC6023 Marine Biogeochemistry

EMSC6024 Magmatism and Metamorphism

EMSC6025 Groundwater

EMSC6027 Palaeoclimatology and Climate Change

EMSC6028 Coastal Environmental Earth Science

EMSC6030 Structural Geology and Tectonics

EMSC6031 Introduction to Structural and Field Geology

EMSC6032 Melting polar ice sheets, sea level variations and climate change

EMSC6040 Seminar A

EMSC6041 Seminar B

EMSC6107 The Blue Planet: an introduction to Earth system science

EMSC8014 Special topics in Earth Science

EMSC8706 Introduction to Natural Hazards

EMSC8707 Understanding Geological Hazards

A minimum of 36 units from the completion of units from completion of the following research component

EMSC8030 Research Project, which must be completed more than once in consecutive semesters

Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units attempted in order to remain enrolled in the Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced).

If the total number of units attempted exceeds 48 in the same teaching period in which the 48th units is attempted, exactly 48 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Science.

Admission Requirements

A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70% and at least eight courses in cognate disciplines, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

All applicants must meet the University’s English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (1 semester full-time) of credit.

Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (1 year full-time) of credit.

Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project.

Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework or have the approval of the supervisor for the research project will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Science.

Cognate disciplines

Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Marine Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics

Annual indicative fee for domestic students
$24,816.00

For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees

Annual indicative fee for international students
$33,168.00

For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees

Scholarships

ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

For further information see the Scholarships website.

Earth Science deals with complex systems and processes that shape our planet. Pressing issues such as the safe supply of water, resources and energy, climate change, sea level rise as well as natural hazards are all intimately related to Earth Sciences. Courses from different Earth Science disciplines and training on how to gather data and interpret them are offered. An extensive research project under expert supervision provides the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills that are relevant for employment in industry, government agencies, education as well as further University studies.

Career Options

ANU provides you with more choice for your entrance score by offering the new Flexible Double Degree program.

The ANU Flexible Double Degree lets you build skills for your chosen career without forfeiting your passion.  It's your choice to build a double degree partnership that suits your head and your heart.http://students.anu.edu.au/applications/

NEW program - available for applications commencing from Summer Session, 2015

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

  1. Understand advanced concepts in Earth Sciences and relate them to a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts
  2. Apply knowledge acquired in the coursework to their research project
  3. Acquire independently data and evaluate and interpret obtained datasets
  4. Formulate working hypotheses and design methods to test these
  5. Compile a major body of research in a written report and present results to an expert audience.
  6. Communicate effectively with university staff, peer students and the wider community on Earth Science topics.

Further Information

New students in this program are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Visit the following website for further information: http://cmbe-cpms.anu.edu.au/study/2015-commonwealth-supported-places

Academic Advice

The first step to enrolling in your new program is to seek academic advice in order to discuss the courses you will be studying. This is done by making an appointment to meet with the program convener (details below).

Your academic advice session is a great opportunity to discuss with the convener the direction in which you want your studies to go. The convener will be able to advise you about course selection and content of courses that you will undertake as part of your program. Ideally you should bring along a copy of your academic record/academic transcripts as these will greatly assist your convener when giving you course advice.

To book an appointment you can:

Email: student.admin.rses@anu.edu.au

Phone: 02 6125 8321

Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your checklist. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.

Further enrolment information can also be found here http://students.anu.edu.au/manage/enrol/coursework.php

Please follow each step and read through the additional information in the pdf guides, especially the ISIS enrolment guide in Step 2 and the How to enrol guide for new students in Step 3.

If you have any issues enrolling yourself through ISIS please contact us on 02 6125 2809 or email science.enquiries@anu.edu.au



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