Bachelor of Science (Energy Geoscience) (BSc(EnGeo))

Program Code


Academic Year


Program Faculty

Faculty of Sciences

Special Notes

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Global energy demands are increasing annually highlighting the critical importance of energy resources for future sustainability. This program is for students interested in the areas of science that relate to Earth's energy resources - including conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, water, geothermal and uranium for nuclear power. This program provides graduates with specific knowledge and skill sets to investigate the nature, origin, distribution, discovery and exploitation of these energy resources that are increasingly required for successful careers in this rapidly growing industry. A feature of the program includes extensive fieldwork and practical investigations. In second year, students will have the opportunity to undertake a semester of study abroad at a renowned energy geoscience institution. In third year, students undertake a Work Integrated Learning Experience and will be mentored by industry experts and will undertake research projects with real industry samples and datasets. The program is in line with the strategic development of South Australia in providing training for the next generation of skilled workers in the energy sector.
The Bachelor of Science (Energy Geoscience) is an AQF Level 7 program with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Science (Energy Geoscience)

There shall be a Bachelor of Science (Energy Geoscience).

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Science (Energy Geoscience), the candidate must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 48 units
  2. Elective courses to the value of 24 units, which may include other undergraduate courses offered by the University that are not offered by the Faculty of Sciences up to the value of 9 units in total at levels I and/or II with no more than 6 units at Level I
  3. Level I courses to the value of not more than 30 units
  4. Level III Science courses to the value of at least 24 units
  5. A major in Geo-Energy Resources
  6. Broadening electives to the value of 9 units
Core Courses

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ABORIG 1001 Indigenous People, Country & Protocols 3
GEOLOGY 1100 Earth's Interior I 3
GEOLOGY 1110 Earth and Energy Systems I 3
SCIENCE 1400 Science or Fiction I 3


Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
STATS 1004 Statistical Practice I (Life Sciences) 3
MATHS 1013 Mathematics IM 3
MATHS 1011 Mathematics IA 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
GEOLOGY 2500 Sedimentary Geology II 3
GEOLOGY 2501 Structural Geology II 3
GEOLOGY 2502 Igneous and Metamorphic Geology II 3
GEOLOGY 2505 Geochemistry II 3

Level III - For a major in Geo-Energy Resources

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENTREP 3006 Energy Management, Economics & Policy 3
GEOLOGY 3013 Tectonics III 3
GEOLOGY 3016 Igneous and Metamorphic Geology III 3
GEOLOGY 3019 Field Geoscience Program III 3
GEOLOGY 3500 Exploration Methods III 3
GEOLOGY 3510 Energy & Advanced Seismic III 3
GEOLOGY 3520 Industry Capstone Research project III 3