Courses

  • The UNSW Advanced Field Biology (BIOS3601) course offers advanced practical training in diversity, systematics and biology. It also looks at the identification of terrestrial animals and plants and aquatic invertebrates.

  • The UNSW Advanced Techniques in Remote Sensing (GEOS3811) course is designed to refresh basic concepts and environmental applications of remote sensing. It concerns advanced techniques for data processing with a focus on land surface dynamics.

  • The UNSW Animal Behaviour (BIOS3011) course provides one of the most fascinating and rewarding fields of zoological study. The course introduces the study of animal behaviour, behavioural ecology, ethology and more.

  • The UNSW Applied Geochemistry (GEOS3281) course examines the behaviour of elements in the surface environment, with applications ranging from mineral exploration and regional mapping to environmental assessment.

  • The UNSW Assembling the Tree of Life (BIOS3221) course is designed to train undergraduates in the principles and application of phylogenetic systematics. You’ll learn about the conceptual basis of comparative biology, using morphological and molecular data.

  • The UNSW Astrobiology: Life in the Universe (BEES6741) course is a fully online, third-stage science elective course. It explores the search for life elsewhere in the universe through the origin of life on Earth.

  • The UNSW Australian Climate & Vegetation (GEOS2711) course explores climatic patterns and their controls in Australia and the biogeography of the continent’s native vegetation. It considers contemporary climate and vegetation but also delves into the past.

  • The UNSW Australian Soil Use and Management (GEOS3721) course explores the wonders beneath our feet: the soil continuum. The soil continuum is the outermost layer of the earth, extending from the surface through various horizons to parent material.

  • The UNSW Australian Surface Environments & Landforms (GEOS2721) course studies the geomorphology, sedimentology and pedology of Australia's physical landscapes. The main emphasis in this course will be on the factors and processes acting in modern-day physical environments. 

  • The UNSW Biodiversity and Conservation of Natural Resources (BIOS6671) course covers applications of community ecology, population biology and genetics. It also looks at the management of natural resources, environmental problems and the conservation of biodiversity.

  • The UNSW Biology of Invertebrates (BIOS2031) course examines the diversity of invertebrate organisms. Throughout the course, you'll focus on their evolution, morphology, behaviour and ecology.

  • The UNSW Climate Systems Science (CLIM3001) course navigates the key systems that control our climate and how these systems interact. It explores the uncertainties associated with direct climate observation and future climate modelling.

  • The UNSW Coastal Processes and Hazards (GEOS3731) course is a Stage 3 course that’s accessible for all upper-level students. Throughout your study, you’ll study the physical processes that operate along our coastline.

  • The UNSW Coral Reefs and Climate Change (MSCI2060) course examines one of the world’s most diverse and important ecosystems: tropical coral reefs. You’ll explore how our changing climate affects corals and what measures we can take to conserve these coral reefs.

  • The UNSW BEES2041 Data Analysis for Life and Earth Science course and BEES5041 Data Analysis: Environmental Science & Management aims to develop your quantitative skills for solving problems in the fields of Biological, Earth and Environmental Science.

  • The UNSW Earth and Environmental Science (GEOS1211) course introduces theoretical concepts of earth surface processes, landforms, surface deposits and soils. You’ll explore and interpret the origins of the continents, oceans, atmosphere and more.

  • The UNSW Earth Materials (GEOS2181) course provides an introduction to the nature and analysis of minerals, clays, rocks, meteorites and gem materials. You’ll learn about the composition of the outermost layer of the Earth known as the crust.

  • The UNSW Earth Structures (GEOS3171) course seeks to unravel the history of the Earth’s continental crust and lithosphere and its distortion over millions of years, resulting in a complex three-dimensional form.

  • The Earth’s Interconnections (GEOS2291) course provides students with core background knowledge on how the atmosphere, hydrosphere, biosphere and geosphere (Earth’s Systems) are interconnected.