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Welcome to the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences at Macquarie University. The Department offers career oriented undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Geology.

If you are interested in the way the earth works, environment issues, volcanoes, natural hazards, searching for future resources, fossils or minerals and enjoy field excursions then Earth and Planetary Sciences has many course options that will interest you.

Offering a world class research environment with state-of-the-art facilities, the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences hosts the ARC Centre of Excellence for Core to Crust Fluid Systems (CoE CCFS). Research groups in the Department includes Geochemical Evolution and Metallogeny of Continents (GEMOC) which works on Deep Earth Geodynamics and Lithosphere Mapping, a strong Geophysics group, the Uranium Series Research Group (USRG) and an Organic Geochemistry group.

The Department offers a full range of Undergraduate units. Studies can be integrated with many other disciplines including biology, archaeology, history, chemistry, maths, human geography, environmental science, physics, economics or law.

There are comprehensive Masters and PhD programs and the Department is a member of the Sydney Universities Consortium of Geology and Geophysics (SUCOGG).

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There are new Postgraduate courses specialising in Geoscience being offered from 2012. Find out more on these courses by following the links below:

1) Master of Science

2)Postgraduate Diploma and Postgraduate Certificate in Science.

3) Graduate Diploma of Geoscience with a major in Geophysics or Geology and Graduate Certificate of Geoscience.


"Twenty-eight-year-old Alice Plioplis is putting her Macquarie University geology degree to effective use in a traditionally male-dominated profession. She’s making a difference and proud of it."

Latest edition of  Macquarie Matters (page 10, winter 2011) features an article about one of EPS graduate.


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