Tuesday, 23 February 2021
Geologists study rocks, minerals, landforms, climates and biota, and the processes that affect them
As one of New Zealand's leading geoscience departments, Otago offers an active postgraduate programme and practical undergraduate foundation. Graduates are in high demand as society shifts to a low-carbon future.
The need for Earth scientists who understand our ancient biota, changing climate, natural hazards and mineral resources continues to increase.
Rewarding careers include environmental protection and sustainability, natural hazard assessment, renewable energy, engineering and construction.
Considering postgraduate study in 2021?
The Department of Geology has opportunities at all levels, whether you’re continuing directly from undergraduate study or looking to up-skill.
Our research strengths in everything from the tectonics of Zealandia to the Southern Ocean carbon cycle allow us to accommodate postgraduate students with a wide range of backgrounds and interests. We will work with you to find a programme or project that suits your interests and sets you up for success.
Explore what makes Science at Otago so special
It’s not just our people – the experts in their fields and passionate students – but also the places we teach and learn: Otago Harbour, Fiordland, Stewart Island, Antarctica and the Pacific that mean our students leave here with highly sought-after skills and experiences.
Thursday, 12 November 2020
Applications of the magnetotelluric (MT) method: imaging volcanic, geothermal and tectonic processes in the North Island, and power transmission threats in the South Island
Thursday, 22 April 2021
Geoscience Society of New Zealand Branch Talk by Weibke Heise (GNS Science) on the applications of magnetotellurics in New Zealand.