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Geologists study how the Earth works, including the natural planetary processes and issues directly affecting people, such as viability of resources, geological hazards, climate change and environmental protection.
In this 4 year course, you will combine a thorough grounding in theoretical and practical Geology with technical and commercial skills. The first year gives you a basic foundation in Chemistry, Physics, Maths, Scientific communication and computer skills, and an Introductory to Geology. The second year focuses on the theoretical, laboratory and field skills required to understand geological processes. The third year provides comprehensive coverage of all applied disciplines of geology, including Basin Analysis and Petroleum Systems, Formation Evaluation, Petroleum Engineering and Sustainable development and Tectonics and Dynamic Earth. The final year (Honours) focuses on an independent dissertation and includes courses on Geoscience Professional Practice and Petroleum Engineering.
International English Language Testing System (IELTS)- Overall 6.5 (no individual band below 6.0) Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL)- 79 (band minimum W-21,L-13, R-13, S-18) SPM 1119 English- C GCE ‘A’ Level -E GCE ‘O’ Level- C
Cut-off scores GCE-A-Levels/ STPM/ (best of 3 subjects) - 5 UEC (best of 5 selected subjects) -20 HKDSE- 15 IB- 24 Ontario Gr- 70 ATAR (WACE/ SACE/ HSC/ VCE/ AUSMAT/ SAM/MUFY)- 80 WAUFP (CPS)- 53 India/ Pakistan- 65% Sri Lanka- 5
Cut-off scores key: GCE : General Certificate of Education STPM : Sijil Tinggi Persekolahan Malaysia IB : International Baccalaureate ATAR : Australian Tertiary Admission Rank – applicable to all Australian matriculation HKDSE : Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education India : Includes All India Senior School Certificate awarded by The Central Board of Secondary School Education (CBSE), Indian School Certificate (ISC) awarded by the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE), Higher School Certificate (HSC) awarded by one of the State Secondary School Boards. Certificates awarded by the CBSE and the CISCE are generally considered to represent a higher level of achievement than state certificates. Sri Lanka : GCE ‘A’ level issued by the Department of Examinations
Score Conversion for Advanced level/GCE/GCSE: Grades awarded from 2010 onwards: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 Grades awarded up to 2009: A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1 AS Levels equal half of that of an Advanced Level, e.g. 3 points for an A*, 2.5 points for an A (prior to 2010) Subject Grades Conversion for STPM : A=5, A- =4, B+ =4, B=3, B- =2, C+ = 2, C=1 The following UEC subjects are included in the aggregate of best five subject: • Mathematics • Advance Mathematics I • Advance Mathematics II • Biology • Chemistry • Physics • Business Studies • Bookkeeping and Accounts • Accounting • Economics • History • Geography • Computing and Information Technology Note: scores for individual prerequisites may be taken into consideration for assessment purposes.
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