Courses

  • The UNSW Environmental Change (GEOS3761) course delves into some of the great scientific and archaeological questions about what happened on Earth and why. Past environmental changes provide valuable insights into how our planet works.

  • The UNSW Environmental Geophysics (GEOS6733) course aims to provide you with the necessary skills and theory to undertake geophysical measurements of air, water, vegetation, soil and rock. These skills are often required at research and consulting environments.

  • The UNSW Evolution (BIOS3171) course studies evolutionary ideas and research techniques to improve your scientific skills. You'll learn how to generate research questions, analyse and interpret data, and write a scientific paper.

  • The UNSW Evolution in the Modern World (BIOS2500) course introduces you to the power of evolutionary thinking and its application to understanding modern life. You’ll explore how evolution shapes the living world.

  • The UNSW Evolutionary and Functional Biology (BIOS1101) course examines the evolutionary history of life on earth. You’ll explore human origins and the relationship between environment, adaptation, form and function.

  • The UNSW Evolutionary and Physiological Ecology (BIOS2011) course introduces you to the functional relationships between living organisms and their environments with an emphasis on Charles Darwin’s Theory of evolution.

  • The UNSW Field Methods and Mapping (GEOS2131) course covers practical geological mapping techniques, general field skills, and the integration of stratigraphic, lithological, structural and paleontological concepts.

  • The UNSW Flowering Plants (BIOS2051) course introduces the basics of plant biology with a strong emphasis on Australian native flora. This course is intended for second-year students who are interested in learning about plants.

  • The UNSW Fundamentals of Atmospheric Science (CLIM2001) course explores the basic physical principles and processes that govern our atmosphere and its climate. It will give you the necessary knowledge to understand everyday weather phenomena and more.

  • The UNSW Fundamentals of Geology (GEOS1111) course provides a foundation of geology, exploring the properties of minerals and rocks, and the processes by which their form is described.

  • The UNSW Geographic Data Analysis (GEOS3821) course explores a toolbox of conceptual approaches and methods to model and analyse complex, and often non-deterministic geographic problems.

  • The UNSW Human Origins and Prehistory (GEOS2021) course introduces the fields of archaeology and prehistory, exploring the evidence for our cultural and biological origins.

  • The UNSW Introduction to Climate Change (CLIM1001) course is an online-only course that introduces you to climate law, climate psychology, electricity generation and climate impacts.

  • The UNSW Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing (GEOS2821) course provides a theoretical understanding and practical introduction to the use of Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and remote sensing.

  • The UNSW Life in Arid Lands (BIOS3161) course provides you with a unique opportunity to learn about plant and animal life in arid lands.

  • The UNSW Life on a Dynamic Earth (GEOS3071) course explores Comparative Biogeography, which is the study of how life and Earth evolved together. It introduces you to biological classification, tectonics and deep time.

  • The UNSW Life Through Time (GEOS2071) course is a second-year course and offers an overview of life through time with a focus on Australian prehistory. The nature, functional morphology and evolutionary history of invertebrates, vertebrates and plants are presented in the context of Australia..

  • The UNSW Marine and Aquatic Ecology (BIOS3091) course and (MSCI9001) examines the ecology of aquatic habitats with a major focus on marine coastal systems such as kelp forests, coral reefs and seagrass meadows.

  • The UNSW Mineral and Energy Resources (GEOS3141) course introduces the nature and formation of mineral energy and resources.