Course Description

This degree is currently under review and is not accepting new admissions. For further information about related degrees please contact Ask Adelaide

Global energy demands are increasing annually, highlighting the critical importance of energy resources for future sustainability. The Bachelor of Science (Energy Geoscience) is for students interested in the areas of science that relate to Earth's energy resources, including conventional and unconventional hydrocarbons, water, geothermal and uranium exploration for nuclear power.

This program provides graduates with specific knowledge and skill sets to investigate the nature, origin, distribution, discovery and exploitation of these energy resources that are increasingly required for successful careers in this industry. A feature of the program includes extensive fieldwork and practical investigations.

Tuition Fees

Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP): $9,225 per year full-time, $27,675 total course cost
International Students: $36,500 per year full-time


3 years full time, 6 years part time

Starting dates

February, July

Graduate Rating

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Adelaide rated their degrees as follows:

Teaching quality: 73.2% (national average 67.0%)
Improved skills: 89.4% (national average 85.0%)
Overall satisfaction: 88.1% (national average 83.7%)

The ratings above refer to the proportion of surveyed graduates who agreed with the statement about their undergraduate degree from University of Adelaide. You can find out more about these results here.

Employment Outcomes

Graduates of Science & Mathematics undergraduate courses at University of Adelaide had the following employment outcomes:

Employed full time: 53.0% (national average 57.2%)
Studying full time: 54.6% (national average 45.2%)
Median full time salary: $56,500 (national average $55,300)

You can find out more about employment outcome results here.

Course codes

CRICOS Code: 088763G

Entry Requirements

Year 12: Applicants You must not have completed more than 2 years full time equivalent university study (48 units). Applicants who have studied Geology 1 at the University of Adelaide (or equivalent) must have achieved at least a credit grade average for these courses. You compete for a place with your Selection Rank (ATAR plus any applicable adjustment factors )