Welcome to Geological Sciences
Ko nga- tihi o nga- maunga, ka taea
Ko nga- tihi o te ma-tauranga, he mutunga kore
There are no specific requirements for starting first year studies in Geology. Some knowledge of basic science is preferable but not essential, all students find the subject and our courses a fascinating and valued educational experience, whether they choose to major in science or not. Significantly for a number of our students, 1st year Geology was the first exposure to a subject which now forms the major focus of their degree.
Students intending to proceed to more advanced courses in Geology must take other supporting science subjects. Although these are a matter of personal choice, staff are always happy to give advice based on a student’s interests, proposed post-graduate courses and/or career pathway.
Many of the staff in Geological Sciences are actively involved in exciting, international research projects. Because geology is truly multidisciplinary, research interests cover a huge range of topics and reflect the diverse range of expertise resident in the Department of Geological Sciences. Our staff are enthusiastic about their research and want undergraduate students to be aware of their work and its implications; at the postgraduate level, opportunities for students to become actively involved in these projects are emphasized.
The Department is unique in New Zealand in that its postgraduate school also offers degrees in Engineering Geology (BSc Hons., MSc Hons and PhD) and Hazard and Disaster Management (BSc Hons., MSc Hons and PhD).
In addition, one-year courses leading to a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Geology), a Postgraduate Diploma in Science (Hazard and Disaster Management) and a Postgraduate Diploma in Engineering Geology are also offered. Postgraduate courses in Geology, Engineering Geology and Hazard and Disaster Management may also form part of BSc (Hons) or MSc (Hons) programmes in Environmental Science.
- Geology Courses
- Engineering Geology Courses
- Hazard and Disaster Management Courses
- Undergraduate Information
- Planning my Degree
Handbooks and Posters page - Undergraduate Handbook and Flyer.
Scholarships and Prizes
Frontiers Abroad is a New Zealand-based educational organization dedicated to providing interdisciplinary science and environmental education in an outdoor, field- based setting to foster a connection and respect with the natural world and teach responsible techniques in managing our earth.
|Kate Pedley (100-level coordinator)
Room 308A, Phone 364 2987 ext 3892
|Dr Travis Horton (200-level coordinator)
Room 339, Phone 364 2987 ext. 7779
|Dr Mark Quigley (300-level coordinator)
Room 337, Phone 364 2987 ext. 7779