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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 22.7k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 22.7k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 31 May 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 288pts.
  • Duration:
  • 2 years

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    Earth Science deals with complex systems and processes that shape our planet.  Pressing issues such as the safe supply of water, resources and energy, climate change, sea level rise as well as natural hazards are all intimately related to Earth Sciences. Courses from different Earth Science disciplines and training on how to gather data and interpret them are offered. An extensive research project under expert supervision provides the opportunity to gain a wide range of knowledge and skills that are relevant for employment in industry, government agencies, education as well as further University studies. 

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    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

    1. Understand advanced concepts in Earth Sciences and relate them to a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary contexts
    2. Apply knowledge acquired in the coursework to their research project
    3. Acquire independently data and evaluate and interpret obtained datasets  
    4. Formulate working hypotheses and design methods to test these
    5. Compile a major body of research in a written report and present results to an expert audience.
    6. Communicate effectively with university staff, peer students and the wider community on Earth Science topics.

    The Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced) requires the completion of 96 units, which must consist of:

    A minimum of 48 units from completion of the following coursework component:

    6 units from the completion of EMSC8017 Research Methods and Proposal

    A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    EMSC8022 Analytical techniques

    EMSC8023 Data analysis

    A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    EMSC8018 Advanced Water and Marine Geosciences

    EMSC8019 Advanced Earth Physics 

    EMSC8021 Advanced Geochemistry, Petrology and Tectonics 

     

    A minimum of 6 units from completion of courses from the following list:

    EMSC6014 Sedimentology & Stratigraphy

    EMSC6015 Chemistry of Planet Earth

    EMSC6017 Rocks and Minerals

    EMSC6019 Geobiology and the Evolution of Life on Earth

    EMSC6021 Fundamentals of Climate System Science

    EMSC6023 Marine Biogeochemistry

    EMSC6024 Magmatism and Metamorphism

    EMSC6025 Groundwater

    EMSC6027 Palaeoclimatology and Climate Change

    EMSC6028 Coastal Environmental Earth Science

    EMSC6030 Structural Geology and Tectonics

    EMSC6031 Introduction to Structural and Field Geology

    EMSC6032 Melting polar ice sheets, sea level variations and climate change  

    EMSC6040 Seminar A 

    EMSC6041 Seminar B 

    EMSC6107 The Blue Planet: an introduction to Earth system science

    EMSC8014 Special topics in Earth Science

    EMSC8706 Introduction to Natural Hazards

    EMSC8707 Understanding Geological Hazards

    A minimum of 36 units  from the completion of units from completion of the following research component

    EMSC8030 Research Project, which must be completed more than once in consecutive semesters

    Students must achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark in the first 48 units attempted in order to remain enrolled in the Master of Earth Sciences (Advanced).

    If the total number of units attempted exceeds 48 in the same teaching period in which the 48th units is attempted, exactly 48 units will be used in the calculation of the weighted average mark with units from the course with the highest mark applied first followed by further units from courses in descending order of marks.

    Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% weighted average mark will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Science.


    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


    University requirements


    Program requirements

    A Bachelor degree or international equivalent with an average mark of at least 70% and at least eight courses in cognate disciplines, and the approval of an identified supervisor for the research project/thesis.

    All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students.

    Applicants with a Bachelor degree or Graduate Certificate in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 24 units (1 semester full-time) of credit.

    Applicants with a Graduate Diploma or Honours in a cognate discipline may be eligible for up to 48 units (1 year full-time) of credit.

    Students must achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework and have the approval of the supervisor for the research project.

    Students who do not achieve a minimum 70% average mark in the first 48 units of coursework or have the approval of the supervisor for the research project will be transferred to the Graduate Diploma of Science.

    Cognate disciplines

    Biology, Chemistry, Earth and Marine Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Physics

    ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to current and future students to assist with the cost of their studies. The University is committed to enabling all students, regardless of their background, to achieve their best at ANU and realise their potential. 

    Eligibility for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

    New students in this program are eligible to apply for a Commonwealth Supported Place. Visit the following website for further information: http://cmbe-cpms.anu.edu.au/study/2015-commonwealth-supported-places

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