- Length 2 year full-time
- Minimum 96 Units
- Academic plan VEASC
- Post Nominal MEarthScAdv
- CRICOS code 082288M
- UAC code
Mode of delivery
- In Person
Field of Education
- Earth Sciences
- Academic contact
The Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, of which:
A minimum of 48 units must come from completion of the coursework component
A minimum of 36 units and a maximum of 48 units must come from completion of the research component
A minimum of 24 units must come from completion of 8000- level courses
The 96 units must consist of:
24 units from the completion of the following compulsory courses:
EMSC8017 Research Methods for Earth Sciences (6 units)
EMSC8032 Earth Science Research Proposal & Presentation (6 units)
EMSC8033 Computational Geosciences -- Problem Solving, Logical Thinking and Computer Programming (6 units)
EMSC8034 Research Orientation: Big Questions in the Earth Sciences (6 units)
A minimum of 6 units from completion of Core Skill courses from the following list:
EMSC8022 Analytical Techniques (6 units)
EMSC8023 Data Science (6 units)
A minimum of 12 units from completion of further 6000- and 8000-level courses from the subject area EMSC Earth and Marine Sciences.
A minimum of 36 units and a maximum of 48 units from completion of the following research component:
EMSC8030 Earth Science Research Project, which must be completed in two consecutive semesters.
Students must achieve a minimum 70% Weighted Average Mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project to remain enrolled in the Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) and continue to the research component. A condition of supervisor approval is that the research project is feasible and it should be noted that the majority of research projects will require on campus attendance.
If the total number of units attempted exceeds 48 in the same teaching period in which the 48th unit 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 course in descending order of marks.
Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% Weighted Average Mark or do not have approval of an identified supervisor will be transferred to the Master of Science in Earth Sciences or a Graduate Diploma of Science.
This plan includes a compulsory sub-thesis of a minimum 36 units.
Master Research Training
Prior to commencing the research project, students must complete 30 units of coursework of research training courses:
EMSC8017 Research Methods for Earth Sciences
EMSC8032 Research Proposal and Presentation
EMSC8033 Computational Geosciences -- Problem Solving, Logical Thinking and Computer Programming
EMSC8034 Research Orientation: Big Questions in the Earth Sciences
Either EMSC8022 Analytical Techniques or EMSC8023 Data Science
|Year 1 48 units||EMSC8017 Research Methods for Earth Sciences 6 units||EMSC8034 Research Orientation: Big Questions in the Earth Sciences 6 units||EMSC8033 Computational Geosciences: Problem-solving, Logical Thinking and Programming. 6 units||EMSC8022 or EMSC6000- or 8000 level 6 units|
|EMSC8032 Earth Science Research Proposal & Presentation 6 units||EMSC8023 or EMSC6000- or 8000 level 6 units||EMSC8021 or EMSC8019 or any EMSC6000- or 8000 level 6 units||EMSC8021 or EMSC8019 or any EMSC6000- or 8000 level or any other ANU 6 units|
|Year 2||EMSC8030 or EMSC6000- or 8000 level or any other ANU <b/>Or EMSC8030 6 units||EMSC8030 EMSC8030 (to a max|
|EMSC8030 or EMSC6000- or 8000 level or any other ANU <b/>Or EMSC8030 6 units||EMSC8030 EMSC8030 (to a max|
Applicants must present a Bachelor degree or international equivalent
- with a minimum GPA of at least 5.5.0/7.0
- with at least 8 courses in a cognate discipline, which must also have a minimum GPA of 5.5/7.0.
The GPA requirement for this program must be met by both the program as a whole, as well as by the 8 courses in a cognate discipline. Where more than 8 cognate courses have been completed by the applicant, ANU will take the best 8 courses when assessing the cognate GPA.
The GPA for a Bachelor program will be calculated from (i) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades and/or (ii) a completed Bachelor degree using all grades other than those from the last semester (or equivalent study period) of the Bachelor degree. The higher of the two calculations will be used as the basis for admission.
Cognate Disciplines: Earth & Marine Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Sciences, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physical Geography, Mathematics, Engineering
Ranking and English language proficiency: At a minimum, all applicants must meet program-specific academic/non-academic requirements, and English language requirements. Admission to most ANU programs is on a competitive basis. Therefore, meeting all admission requirements does not automatically guarantee entry. In line with the University's admissions policy and strategic plan, an assessment for admission may include competitively ranking applicants on the basis of specific academic achievement, English language proficiency and diversity factors. Applicants will first be ranked on a GPA ('GPA1') that is calculated using all but the last semester (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes. If required, ranking may further be confirmed on the basis of:
- a GPA ('GPA2') calculated on the penultimate and antepenultimate semesters (or equivalent) of the Bachelor degree used for admission purposes; and/or
- demonstrating higher-level English language proficiency
Prior to enrolment in this ANU program, all students who gain entry will have their Bachelor degree reassessed, to confirm minimum requirements were met.
Further information: English language admission requirements and post-admission support
Diversity factors: As Australia’s national university, ANU is global representative of Australian research and education. ANU endeavours to recruit and maintain a diverse and deliberate student cohort representative not only of Australia, but the world. In order to achieve these outcomes, competitive ranking of applicants may be adjusted to ensure access to ANU is a reality for brilliant students from countries across the globe.
Assessment of qualifications: Unless otherwise indicated, ANU will accept all Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) qualifications or international equivalents that meet or exceed the published admission requirements of our programs, provided all other admission requirements are also met.
Where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will base assessment on the qualification that best meets the admission requirements for the program. Find out more about the Australian Qualifications Framework: www.aqf.edu.au.
Unless otherwise indicated, where an applicant has more than one completed tertiary qualification, ANU will calculate the GPA for each qualification separately. ANU will base assessment on the best GPA of all completed tertiary qualifications of the same level or higher.
ANU uses a 7-point Grade Point Average (GPA) scale. All qualifications submitted for admission at ANU will be converted to this common scale, which will determine if an applicant meets our published admission requirements. Find out more about how a 7-point GPA is calculated for Australian universities: www.uac.edu.au/future-applicants/admission-criteria/tertiary-qualifications.
Applications for course credit: Applicants with a Bachelor Degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (one semester) of credit.
Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Bachelor degree with Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (one year) of credit.
Earth & Marine Sciences, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Computer Sciences, Astronomy & Astrophysics, Physical Geography, Mathematics, Engineering
Domestic Tuition Fees (DTF)
For more information see: http://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/costs-fees
- Annual indicative fee for international students
For further information on International Tuition Fees see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments/international-tuition-fees
All students are required to pay the Services and amenities fee (SA Fee)
The annual indicative fee provides an estimate of the program tuition fees for international students and domestic students (where applicable). The annual indicative fee for a program is based on the standard full-time enrolment load of 48 units per year (unless the program duration is less than 48 units). Fees for courses vary by discipline meaning that the fees for a program can vary depending on the courses selected. Course fees are reviewed on an annual basis and typically will increase from year to year. The tuition fees payable are dependent on the year of commencement and the courses selected and are subject to increase during the period of study.
For further information on Fees and Payment please see: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/fees-payments
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.
As a Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) student, you’ll delve into the complex systems and processes that shape our planet, at Australia’s leading academic research institution for Earth Sciences. You’ll study courses from different Earth Science disciplines and undertake training in research methods, computational geosciences, data sciences and analytical techniques, before being provided with expert supervision for a research project. There is a broad range of research topics for you to choose from, including biogeochemistry, experimental petrology, geobiology, geochemistry, geochronology, geology, geophysics, ocean and climate change and planetary sciences. Find out more about Earth Sciences, the degree structure, the university experience, career opportunities and student stories on our website. Get the inside story on what it’s like to be an ANU student by visiting our student blog.
ANU ranks among the world's very finest universities. Our nearly 100,000 alumni include political, business, government, and academic leaders around the world.
We have graduated remarkable people from every part of our continent, our region and all walks of life.
A Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) gives you the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills that are relevant for employment in academia, industry, government agencies and education. It is an excellent qualification for pursuing a career at geosciences agencies or within mineral & hydrocarbon exploration, natural resource management, environmental monitoring, data sciences and the energy sector. The program is also an ideal pathway to a PhD in Australia or at leading institutes around the world.
Demonstrate high level knowledge in their chosen study area.
Interpret, synthesize and critically analyse published literature of relevance to the discipline.
Design, plan and manage an independent research project to fill a knowledge gap in your chosen field.
Acquire, analyse and interpret independent data, from field, laboratory or computational experiments.
Apply coursework-based knowledge and skills to independent research.
Summarise your results, both orally and in writing, to expert and non-expert audiences.
- Communicate effectively with university staff, peer students and the wider community on Earth Science topics.
This plan includes a compulsory sub-thesis of a minimum 36 units.
Information on inherent requirements is currently not available for this program.
This program has a progression hurdle that must be satisfied in order to progress to the research project: 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. A condition of supervisor approval is that the research project is feasible and it should be noted that the majority of research projects will require on campus attendance.
Course offered by the College of Science and College of Health and Medicine:
An indicative list of courses offered by the College of Science and the College of Health and Medicine can be found under current students page on the College website via this link.
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:
Phone: 02 6125 3643
Please also bring along your Planning Your Program document that is available from the enrolment website and your Postgraduate coursework checklist for new students. These documents will help you plan your degree and assist you with finalising your enrolment.
Further enrolment information can also be found here: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/program-administration/enrolment/enrol-for-the-first-time-as-a-cours...
Please follow each step and read through the pdf guides available under "additional resources".
An indicative list of courses offered by the College of Science and College of Health & Medicine can be found here: https://students.science.anu.edu.au/program-admin/courses/master-degree-courses.
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