Study earth and environmental sciences

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Become industry-ready and gain the experience you'll need to solve current global issues like climate change, use of natural resources, natural hazard monitoring, and air, water and soil quality.

Why study earth and environmental sciences at QUT?

  • Develop practical skills through field experiences using real-world samples and equipment.
  • Study and research with specialist equipment in our $230 million Science and Engineering Centre.
  • Access state-of-the-art analytical equipment in our Central Analytical Research Facility.

Specialist equipment

Join our vibrant research community in the Science and Engineering Centre. Researchers from across the STEM disciplines work together, accessing cutting-edge, unique research equipment and technology.

Work with the high quality equipment available in our Central Analytical Research Facility.

Industry connections

Our academics and researchers are working closely with government and industry to be part of sustainable solutions to environmental issues including:

  • climate change
  • air, water and soil quality
  • soil erosion
  • dry land salinity
  • water resources
  • coastal development
  • land resource management
  • minerals, oil and gas exploration
  • natural hazards.

Our teaching staff maintain strong links with government organisations and industry, making sure that our courses are up-to-date and industry-relevant.

Research in your field of expertise

Earth science

Our research strengths are in:

  • earth materials characterisation
  • marine geology
  • groundwater systems
  • natural hazards.

Environmental science

Our research strengths are in:

  • spatial mapping
  • soils and geomorphology
  • hydro-geology, water and waste-water
  • regional ecosystems
  • environmental engineering.

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