Physical Geography - GEOGT13782

Stream Summary

Faculty: SCI - Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences


Program: 3782 - Adv Science (Hons) / Comp Sci


Bachelor of Advanced Science (Honours) (Major)

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Stream Outline

Geography is the study of social and environmental relationships. The cultural significance of geography lies in its contribution to an understanding of the total environment. Geographers are employed as professionals in urban management, regional planning, and environmental assessment.

First year courses involve systematic studies of the physical, human, and technological basis of geography. There is a progressive specialisation in the following years, with an emphasis on field observation, data handling, policy and management.

Many courses in geography include laboratory and field work, involving the use of qualitative and quantitative techniques. Assessment in Geography is normally by a combination of coursework and examinations, although the procedure varies between courses.

Stream Structure

A major in Physical Geography is comprised of 78 units of credit of courses as follows:

Stage 1
Recommended electives (these courses are not required but are recommended as good complementary courses for this major):

Stage 2

Stage 3
30 UOC from:
Recommended elective (this course is not required but is recommended as a good complementary course for this major):


For further information on Honours in Geography, please see the Geography Honours entry in this Handbook.

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