These are mandatory and all come with course.
Massey’s Bachelor of Science (Earth Science) will take you on a journey of understanding the processes that molded our planet.
From our landscapes to our geological resources and soils, it’s a huge area to cover, leading to fascinating and varied careers.
You’ll develop an appreciation of the immensity of geological time.
You’ll graduate with cutting-edge skills and the ability to predict future changes in the Earth’s surface such as natural disasters, climate change and water contamination.
Earth scientists are discovering hydrocarbon and mineral resources.
They are establishing policy in resource management, environmental protection, public health, safety, and welfare.
The university will take you beyond traditional geology. Massey University is one of the few places in the world with a research group that examines the combination of Earth and soil science.
The university is at the forefront in environmental geochemistry and the evolving discipline of hydrology.
Massey has a focus on finding innovative solutions to environmental issues.
You’ll get an insight into the connections between geology, soil science and the environment. You’ll explore metals and plants, mining and remediation.
Massey is the number one place to study Earth Science if you’re interested in volcanoes.
The university has large number of internationally renowned volcanology experts.
You’ll get to explore this exciting and life-saving area through field trips to volcanoes in the Central North Island.
The university also has unique equipment that mimics volcanic ash flow.
Advanced Earth science topics include:
• understanding geological structures • understanding New Zealand geology • stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleoenvironments
• volcanology and mineralogy • plate tectonics • pedology and quaternary geology
• geographic information systems • remote sensing • field work
Note: July start will take 3.5 years to complete.
|Cost of living
|1 bed room
Improve your English language skills without taking an IELTS test. You could get direct entry to a Massey degree with the university's English for Academic Purposes (EAP) courses.
|English for Academic Purposes 1
|English for Academic Purposes 2
|5.0 overall (all bands 4.5 or above)
|5.5 overall (all bands 5.0 or above)
|40 overall (3 in reading & listening, 13 in speaking & writing)
|50 overall (5 in reading & listening, 15 in speaking & writing)
|Foundation Studies – entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 5.5 overall
|Direct entry into University - entry requirement equivalent to IELTS 6.0 to 7.0 overall
To be admitted to an undergraduate qualification, applicants will need a minimum level of academic achievement from school, or another university or tertiary institution.
The specific level depends on which country or region of the world they are from.
If you don't have the skills or qualifications you need to be accepted into your chosen study, you can do foundation qualifications.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, outside of university admission regulations. However, there is some expected background knowledge.
Haven’t studied the right subjects at high school?
The following pathways will get you prepared to study this major. If you have not studied NCEA Level 2 Mathematics (or equivalent) take one of the following courses first:
These courses (or equivalents) are available in the summer semester and will count towards credits in your degree.
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