The Geology minor provides the basic knowledge and skills required to understand the distribution of resources on the Earth, evaluate them as potential resources, and develop methods to maximise the utilisation of these resources while minimising the impact on the environment.

Geology is available as a minor.

To complete a minor in Geology, students must complete 60 points, consisting of EARTH102, EARTH211, and 30 points from EARTH311, EARTH312 or EARTH313.

Geology papers

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Code and paper title Points
EARTH102 Discovering Planet Earth - Tūhuratia Papatūānuku right arrow

This paper explores the Earth's interior and its dynamic interaction with the crust, including: the major rocks and minerals; interpreting the rock...

15 24B (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
EARTH211 Earth Resources and Materials right arrow

An introduction to the nature, composition and origin of Earth materials and resources. Topics covered include mineral properties and their uses...

15 24A (Hamilton)
Code and paper title Points
EARTH311 Volcanology right arrow

A study of pyroclastic rocks, physical volcanology, volcanic hazards, the origin of magmas, crystallisation of rock-forming minerals and phase...

15 24A (Hamilton)
EARTH312 Sedimentary Geology right arrow

This paper explores the links between sedimentary rocks and past environments through two major strands: reconstructing depositional environments and...

15 24B (Hamilton)
EARTH313 Engineering Geology right arrow

Engineering Geology is the application of the principles of Earth Sciences to ensure hazards associated with landslides or unfavourable soil and rock...

15 24A (Hamilton)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 13 Jun 2024 01:00am