Course code: #742
These are mandatory and all come with course.
Physical Geography is the study of patterns and processes operating at the Earth’s surface, incorporating the atmosphere, hydrosphere (oceans, rivers and glaciers), pedosphere (soils), Geo-sphere (rocks) and biosphere.
You will examine a range of contemporary, 21st century research challenges on a local and global scale, and utilize your skills and knowledge to help address these in innovative ways.
The Bachelor of Science is a flexible three year degree which allows you to choose from a variety of majors. In addition to these majors, opportunities exist for you to select additional minors to explore other areas of study.
What you will study
The Bachelor of Science major in Physical Geography includes fieldwork, practical experience and research.
Your learning experience will take advantage of Wollongong’s superb setting amidst a variety of landscapes, soils and rivers, as well as freshwater and terrestrial ecosystems unique to the Illawarra.
You will learn a range of skills and techniques, including land-form interpretation, geochemistry and Geo-chronology in addition to the application of the latest technologies in spatial sciences, such as global positioning, geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing (drones and earth observation satellites).
This degree will present wide-ranging career pathways which may include coastal or estuarine management officer, environmental consultant, spatial data officer, hydrologist, soil scientist and Geo-scientist.
|Cost of living||1 person||$7,344|
|Accommodation||1 bed room||$13,000|
Due to the current impacts of COVID-19 on in-person testing centres, UOW is accepting Alternative English tests for 2022 intakes.
The requirements for accepting these tests are:
If you do not already meet the English requirements for your chosen course, you can complete an English course at UOW College Australia. UOW also recognises English language courses offered by some other colleges in Sydney.
A guide to the length of English course you may need to study is provided below. Please note that this table should only be considered a guide. Lower scores in Writing may mean that you'll need to study English for longer.
|Score at time of application||Estimated time required to reach IELTS entry score (weeks)|
* for students with 6.0 overall, but 5.5 in either reading or writing
# for students with 5.5 overall, but less than 5.0 in reading or writing
Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia.
In order to succeed in your chosen course, it is assumed you have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications.
This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.
Foundation Studies is a university preparation course specifically designed for international students who have not completed secondary schooling, or who have not met the direct entry requirements for a UOW Bachelor degree.
The course involves a stream of subjects relevant to your chosen UOW degree. When you enrol in the program, you will be allocated to a relevant stream of study.
You will develop study skills and habits, including time management, essay writing, group work and presentation skills; and become familiar with the academic standards and expectations at university.
Successful completion of Foundation Studies provides guaranteed entry to most UOW undergraduate Bachelor degrees.
Note: To participate in “Foundation Studies” you should apply via UOW College separately.
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