Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience)

University of Adelaide, The

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00123M

Mineral geoscience is all about Earth’s mineral resources—their nature, origin, distribution, discovery and uses. Geoscientists explore for metallic and non-metallic deposits and find environmentally safe ways to dispose of waste materials from mining.The University of Adelaide is ranked in the top 75-100 in the world for Earth Sciences*. Our Bachelor of Science (Mineral Geoscience) prepares you for an interesting, well-paid and diverse career in the minerals and energy sector. You will:get hands-on with plenty of field work and exposure to industry in this high-demand field.learn about mining, engineering and mineral resources, and environmental aspects of mine remediation.explore Earth's mineral resources - their nature, origin, distribution, discovery and uses.see rocks in their natural habitat, study the oceans and learn how to read history from the Earth.take integrated and extended geology, tectonics and geophysics courses.


At level 1, students receive a foundation in sciences such as geology and maths or statistics, with a choice of additional courses in chemistry, physics and science electives. Studies at level 2 further develop this foundation by providing more in-depth study in the area of geology.


  • Mineral geoscience

Standard entry requirements

Applicants with recent secondary education are those whose admission is primarily based on the completion of Year 12 within the last two years, however if you completed your secondary education more than two years ago, you may still be able to be considered on the basis of your secondary schooling. You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). You must have completed at least six months full time equivalent higher education study (the number of courses and units will vary depending on your prior institution however at the University of Adelaide, this equates to 4 courses / 12 units). A Grade Point Average (GPA) is calculated for each separate program you have undertaken (apart from some double degree programs where the GPA is combined). You compete on the basis of your best GPA.

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
North Terrace International: $136,500 Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 3 years

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