What will I learn?

The University of Tasmania’s new science degree provides you with a foundation of core skills in science, analysis and rational thinking, and entrepreneurship.

You also have options to focus your study in one or more scientific disciplines, and learn the methods to apply your skills and knowledge to the practical needs of industry, business and government in both scientific and non-scientific roles.

In choosing a Bachelor of Science you can:

Build a degree that is tailored specifically to your own needs: select your major and minor subjects from 17 different disciplinary areas.
Try new subjects without the pressure of long-term commitment and discover potential new areas of interest.
Learn through hands-on practical experience including laboratory work, field trips, field-based units and research projects.
Enjoy being mentored by highly qualified staff, many of whom are national and world leaders in their field.

Career outcomes

The modern economy relies heavily on skilled individuals in the fields of science, engineering and technology. As a result, a science degree is one of the most sought-after degrees at university and among the most respected by employers.

The Bachelor of Science is one of the most flexible degrees at the University of Tasmania, giving you opportunities to focus on one area of study, or select several areas across both scientific and non-scientific disciplines. As a result, your career options are many and varied.

Career Opportunities with Science

While science career options are wide and varied, they typically fall into three main categories:

Specialist knowledge (e.g., geologist, marine biologist, IT systems developer).

Careers where a broad understanding of science is essential (e.g., science teacher, journalism, policy advisor).

Careers using generic skills obtained during your degree (e.g., public relations, business manager, marketing, government and local councils).

At the University of Tasmania, in addition to specialized scientific knowledge and skills, our focus is on giving you the practical and professional skills that are highly sought after by all employers – creative problem-solving, working in a team environment and flexibility of thinking. We teach you how to think, not what to think.

A career in science can be in any industry on earth. It will come to where your passion takes you.

Geology Major

Year 1

KEA101 Understanding Earth Systems

KEA102 Earth Resources, Environments and Evolution

Year 2

Note: students wishing to complete KEA332 and/or KEA342 as part of the Geology major are also required to complete KEA230 which is taken as a student elective.

KEA208 Earth's Materials and Interior

KEA209 Earth's Surface

Year 3

Note: students wishing to proceed to Honours should seek advice from Earth Sciences in relation to their Year 3 unit selection to be eligible for Honours in their preferred area of specialisation.

Four of:
KEA304 Igneous Petrology and Geochemistry

KEA306 Tectonics and Volcanology

KEA308 Sedimentary Environments and Resources

KEA310 Geological Mapping

KEA332 Computational Geoscience

KEA341 Economic Geology

KEA342 Applied Geophysics

KEA343 Mineral Exploration

KEA348 Environmental Geology

Which department am I in?

College of Sciences and Engineering



Study options

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$33,950.00 (US$ 25,220) per year
AUD $105,456 for the entire course

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 11 July 2022


University of Tasmania

Hobart Campus,

Churchill Avenue,



7005, HOBART, Australia

Full Time (3 Years)

Tuition fees
A$33,950.00 (US$ 25,220) per year
AUD $105,456 for the entire course

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

Start date

21 February 2022, 11 July 2022


Launceston Campus

Newnham Drive, Newnham,



7250, LAUNCESTON, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Admission to undergraduate courses at the University of Tasmania requires qualifications equivalent to the 12th year of schooling in Australia.

Most of our undergraduate programs have the following English language requirements.
IELTS (Academic) - 6.0 (no individual band less than 5.5)
TOEFL (iBT) 72 (no skill below: Reading 10; Listening 9; Speaking 16; Writing 19)
PTE Academic 50 with no score lower than 42
UTAS Access-English Level 6 - 60% (no individual score less than 55%)
Cambridge CAE (Certificate of Advanced English) - B Grade
Cambridge CPE (Certificate of Proficiency in English) - C Grade
Cambridge BEC (Business English Certificate) Higher - C Grade

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


About University of Tasmania (UTAS)

The University of Tasmania is an excellent choice for international students with its quality education and unparalleled student life.

  • Australia’s premier university for teaching excellence
  • Teaching & research in state-of-the-art facilities
  • Students can benefit from its industry connections
  • Among global top two per cent of universities