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bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science majoring in Earth Sciences

bachelor

Degree

Bachelor of Science majoring in Earth Sciences

Quick facts

  • Tuition

    $44,335 NZD

  • Application fee

    Free

  • Duration

    3 years

  • PSW

    3 years

  • Min GPA

    60 out of 100

Highlights
Research

These are mandatory and all come with course.

Deadlines

Term start & deadline Deadline
Fall-February 08-December-2021 2021-12-08
Winter-July 04-July-2022 2022-07-04
Summer-January 01-December-2022 2022-12-01
Fall-February 08-December-2022 2022-12-08

Overview

Bachelor of Science majoring in Earth Sciences

If you have a mind for science and you’re keen to keep your options open, then the BSc (Bachelor of Science) is the degree for you. With many undergraduate majors in a wide range of subject areas, the BSc will allow you to incorporate different areas of interest and expertise. 

As well as strongly emphasising transferable skills to improve your employment opportunities, this programme will expose you to cutting-edge technologies and provide a gateway to independent research. 

Throughout your undergraduate degree you’ll be taught by knowledgeable scientists, many of whom are major contributors in their field.

Studying a Bachelor of Science majoring in Earth Sciences

The Earth Sciences major explores the processes that have shaped Earth, from its deepest interior to its surface, and into neighbouring space. It investigates the complexity and interactions of Earth’s systems, and addresses the impact of natural processes on society, and vice versa.

As part of your Earth Sciences major you’ll complete the Earth Sciences capstone course, EARTHSCI 399 – where you will carry out research or practice in Earth Sciences using the skills and knowledge you’ve gained throughout your studies.

From 2019 you can choose to keep your Earth Sciences major general, or you can follow either the Climate pathway, the Earth Surface Processes pathway, or the Geology pathway, in order to focus your studies further.

  1. Climate: Explore the atmospheric, oceanic and terrestrial interactions that create our climate. Investigate the evolution of climate over time.
  2. Earth Surface Processes: Examine how coasts, rivers and hillslopes are shaped by surface processes and influenced by the underlying geology.
  3. Geology: Explore the solid Earth and the processes that have shaped its evolution, spanning the early solar system and origins of life, plate tectonics, volcanoes, earthquakes and natural resources.

Your BSc programme will consist of a number of courses worth 15 points each, totalling 360 points. Within capstone course you will complete an individual research report as part of a group-based project.

Estimate your cost

Residency
Count of person

$56,305

Total costs

yearly

Details


Cost of living 1 person $9,804
Accommodation 1 bed room $11,970
Tuition 1 person $44,335

Hourly wage

Min wage

21.20 NZD / 1 hour

in New Zealand every student can work 20 hour per week

Required documents

  • Birth Certificate or Passport or Citizenship Certificate
  • Official academic transcript
  • Official programme completion certificate
  • Mark sheets
  • Relevant course outlines
  • Official translations of documents in a language other than English
  • English language proficiency

Language requirements

GRE
not required
GMAT
not required

IELTS

6
5.5
listening
5.5
writing
5.5
speaking
5.5
reading

TOEFL

80
-
listening
21
writing
-
speaking
-
reading

PTE

50
42
listening
42
writing
42
speaking
42
reading

Cambridge

169
162
listening
162
writing
162
speaking
162
reading
Language pathway (conditional offer) is available

English Language Academy (ELA) pathway programmes

You can meet undergraduate English-language requirements by successfully completing:

  • The Foundation Certificate in English for Academic Purposes (FCertEAP), or
  • The English Pathway for Undergraduate Studies (EPUS).

To be eligible for FCertEAP, students must:

  • Hold a conditional offer of place from a New Zealand tertiary institution that recognises FCertEAP.
  • Meet the English Language entry requirements for FCertEAP through one of the below test results (see table). IELTS Indicator can also be accepted during 2021 until further notice.

Minimum Entry Requirements:

 IELTS PTE-ATOEFL iBT
Undergraduate

Overall

Writing

Other bands

5.0

5.0

4.5

36

36

29

60

18

12

Postgraduate

Overall

Writing

Other bands

5.5

5.5

5.0

42

42

36

70

21

14

To be eligible for EPUS, students must:

  • Hold a conditional offer of place from a New Zealand tertiary institution which recognises EPUS
  • Meet the IELTS score requirements below as based on the score needed for your undergraduate programme. IELTS Indicator can also be accepted during 2021 until further notice.

Academic IELTS Score Required 

For Undergraduate Programmes 

7.0 with no band less 

than 6.5

6.5 with no band less 

than 6.0

6.0 with no band less 

than 5.5

EPUS IELTS Score Requirements

Overall

Writing

Other bands

6.5

6.5

6.0

6.0

6.0

5.5

5.5

5.5

5.0

PTE Academic Score Requirements

Overall

Writing

Other bands

58

58

50

50

50

42

42

42

36

TOEFL iBT Score Requirements

Overall

Writing

Other bands

90

24

18

80

21

16

70

21

14


Academic background and requirement

Secondary school qualifications

India: You need to have one of the following:

  • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 75 percent in the All-India Senior School Certificate (AISSC), Indian School Certificate (ISC), Karnataka, Maharashtra and West Bengal State Board Examinations with a minimum of 70 percent in English.
  • 12 years of schooling and an overall average of 80 percent in all other Higher Secondary State Board Examinations with a minimum of 75 percent in English.

China:

  • The National College Entrance Examination (NCEE) otherwise known as Gaokao. (Have a high school diploma or equivalent, Be in good health…) (Score required = 70%)

Tertiary qualifications

You can transfer from another tertiary institution if you meet these requirements.

  • You need to have the following: One year successful bachelor-degree level study at a recognised university (or smilar institution) overseas.
  • Grade required = GPE 3.0 (60-64%)

Other pathway to study

  • Bridge your educational gap with a preparation and foundation programme.

Career opportunities

  • Petroleum Geologist
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Engineering Geologist
  • Environmental Geologist
  • Geophysicist
  • Economic Geologist
  • Geomorphologist
  • Environmental manager
  • Groundwater manager

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