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 Study Applied Geology at Otago

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Overview

Applied Geology looks at how geological issues affect the lives of human beings. It studies the effects of naturally-occurring geological hazards, such as landslides and volcanic eruptions, environmental problems from such areas as waste disposal and groundwater contamination, and looks at how to manage and access natural resources, such as petroleum and minerals.

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Contact details

Associate Professor Andrew Gorman
Department of Geology
Tel 64 3 479 7519
Email andrew.gorman@otago.ac.nz

Websites

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Qualifications

Papers

See the full list of Geology (GEOL) papers.

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Programme Requirements

Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc) majoring in Applied Geology

Level Papers Points
100-level

EAOS 111 Earth and Ocean Science

GEOL 112  Dynamic Earth: A New Zealand Perspective

One of
MATH 151  General Mathematics
MATH 160  Mathematics 1
MATH 170  Mathematics 2
COMO 101  Modelling and Computation
STAT 110  Statistical Methods
STAT 115  Introduction to Biostatistics

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200-level

GEOL 251  Minerals and Rocks

GEOL 252  Field Studies and New Zealand Geology

One of GEOL 221, GEOL 261, GEOL 262, GEOL 263, GEOL 264, GEOL 265, GEOL 272, GEOL 273, GEOL 274, GEOL 275, GEOL 276

One of GEOL 221, GEOL 261, GEOL 262, GEOL 263, GEOL 264, GEOL 265, GEOL 272, GEOL 273, GEOL 274, GEOL 275, GEOL 276, EMAN 204, GEOG 282, GEOG 284, GEOG 288, GEOG 289, GEOG 298, OCEN 201, PHSI 243, SURV 208

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300-level

GEOL 302  Independent Field Studies

GEOL 344  Advanced Field Studies

GEOL 353  Tectonics

At least one of GEOL 321, GEOL 341, GEOL 361, GEOL 362, GEOL 363, GEOL 364, GEOL 365, GEOL 372, GEOL 373, GEOL 374, GEOL 375, GEOL 376, CHEM 304, GEOG 388, GEOG 390, GEOG 394, GEOG 395, GEOG 398, OCEN 323

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Plus

162 further points, including either requirements for an approved minor or approved second major subject or other approved papers.

Up to 90 points may be taken from outside Science

162
Total   360

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Bachelor of Applied Science with Honours (BAppSc(Hons)) in Applied Geology

Papers

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Master of Applied Science (MAppSc) in Applied Geology

Papers

Either

  • GEOL 401 Current Topics and Advanced Methods in Geoscience

  • Three other 400-level GEOL papers

  • Three further approved papers at 400-level

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study

or

  • GEOL 402  Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 1

  • GEOL 403  Advanced Research Methods in Geoscience 2

  • Six further 400-level GEOL papers

  • Three further approved papers at 400-level

  • APPS 597 Supervised Independent Study

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Minor Subject Requirements

Applied Geology as a minor subject for a BA, MusB, BPA, BTheol, BSc, BAppSc, BCom, BHealSc, or BASc degree

Available as a minor subject for a Bachelor of Arts (BA), Bachelor of Music (MusB), Bachelor of Performing Arts (BPA), Bachelor of Theology (BTheol), Bachelor of Science (BSc), Bachelor of Applied Science (BAppSc), Bachelor of Commerce (BCom), Bachelor of Health Science (BHealSc), or Bachelor of Arts and Science (BASc) degree

Level Papers Points
100-level

EAOS 111  Earth and Ocean Science

GEOL 112  Dynamic Earth: A New Zealand Perspective

18

18

200-level

GEOL 251  Minerals and Rocks

GEOL 252  Field Studies and New Zealand Geology

18

18

300-level GEOL 302  Independent Field Studies, or GEOL 344  Advanced Field Studies, or GEOL 353  Tectonics

18

Total   90

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