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Bachelor of Science in Geoscience Major

Key information

Level of study:
Bachelor's Degree
Tuition fees:
3 years
Start date: 18-July-2022
Auckland University of Technology
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Studying a Bachelor of Science is guaranteed to quench your thirst for knowledge about the world, and will be the start of a lifelong career in science.

Study with us and you have access to some of the best lecturers in New Zealand and state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply your knowledge in the lab or on field trips. Our strong links with the scientific community extend right across the world – making it easy for you to transition from university to your career.

Study the Geoscience major in the Bachelor of Science, and learn more about our planet and your world.

Explore how Earth compares to other planets, why we experience earthquakes, where the new resources of tomorrow will come from, and how you fit into 4.6 billion years of time.
Study geoscience and you’ll learn a range of skills, from geology and earth systems to mapping and geospatial, social science and the application of geoscience for society.

Career opportunities

Geoscience can open doors in a range of careers including resource companies, government, national and international development, pollution and waste, environmental consultancies, museums and national parks.

Careers this major can lead to include:

  • Geological scientist for government departments, regional or city councils or non-government organisations (NGOs) like Greenpeace, Oxfam, WaterAid, Land Information NZ, Department of Conservation, Department of Primary Industries, Ministry Foreign Affairs and Trade, Ministry for the Environment and Ministry of Business Innovation and Employment
  • Private consultancies for environment, construction, infrastructure, resources and geohazards
  • Research scientist for NIWA, Land Information NZ, World Bank, Green Technology Industries, and Mining, Oil and Gas industries
  • Science teacher (After completing a graduate diploma in education.)

Key features

  • High demand for geology graduates
  • Skills to plan for geophysical processes
  • Opportunity to complete a major research project in your final year

Entry criteria

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

English Language requirements:

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.


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