What will I learn?

Geophysics involves the study of the inaccessible Earth using physical measurements and the interpretation of these measurements in terms of subsurface structures and phenomena. A geophysicist is a scientist who applies the principles of physics to the study of the Earth.

As part of this course, you will benefit from special advanced units in geophysics that are not available to other students. Many students will go on to further Postgraduate studies in geophysics.

KEY FEATURES

  • Advanced Science has one of the highest ATAR cut-offs for a science program in Australia.
  • Student numbers are restricted, allowing personal attention including an academic mentor throughout the degree and direct contact with researchers.
  • Opportunity to take part in research and gain practical experience working in research laboratories within the University as part of your degree.
  • Special advanced units form part of the degree that are not available to other students.

SUITABLE FOR

Gifted and talented students in the area of geophysics.

Career Opportunities

A Macquarie course can set your dream career in motion.

What You'll Study

Part of what makes Macquarie future focused is that we allow you the freedom to explore your interests across a range of areas, rather than lock you in to a single, narrow field. So follow your passions and tailor your course to your needs and interests.

Units

Units are what we call subjects. Most full-time students take four units – each worth a fixed number of credit points – per session.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

067843C

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,500.00 (US$ 25,086) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

24 February 2020

Venue

Macquarie University

Balaclava Road,

North Ryde,

MACQUARIE UNIVERSITY,

New South Wales,

2109, SYDNEY, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

To apply for an undergraduate program, international students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications: A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification; A recognized university Foundation course; A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution. IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

For international students

Students will need to have completed one or more of the following academic qualifications: A recognized senior secondary school qualification or university entrance examination, such as the New South Wales Higher School Certificate (NSW HSC) or other equivalent Australian or overseas high school qualification; A recognized university Foundation course; A recognized 2 or 3-year Diploma, Advanced Diploma or Associate Degree; At least one year of a university degree from a recognized institution.

You may satisfy the English language requirements if you have completed: senior secondary studies equivalent to the NSW HSC; one year of Australian or comparable tertiary study in a country of qualification

IELTS of 6.5 overall with minimum 6.0 in each band, or equivalent.

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About this uni

Macquarie University has invested AUD 1 billion to build new infrastructure and provide the latest technologies to its students.

  • Ranked in the top 1% of universities in the world
  • Offers Australia’s most generous scholarship programmes
  • Boasts exceptional facilities across campus
  • Based in one of Australia’s largest high-tech precincts