Geophysics is a dynamic and challenging field of study, combining geological sciences with mathematics, physics and computational science. This area of study will suit you if you enjoy intellectual variety, problem solving, quantitative analysis and the outdoors.

As an undergraduate, you'll learn about geophysics by choosing our Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Exploration Geophysics) program, or by taking Exploration Geophysics courses within the Bachelor of Science's Geological Sciences major. You'll explore topics including geophysical signal processing, exploration seismology, gravity and magnetic exploration, electrical and electromagnetic exploration, industrial applications of exploration.

You can expand your knowledge of emerging mineral and petroleum exploration technologies by opting for one of our Mineral Resources postgraduate coursework programs.

Why choose Geophysics at UQ?

You'll leave us with the skills, knowledge and critical thinking needed to pursue a career as a professional geophysicist. Our Geophysics graduates forge careers working for major resource and engineering companies, government and research organisations, and international geophysical contractors.

Our Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Exploration Geophysics) program is a professionally recognised qualification.

Postgraduate programs

Master of Mineral Resources

Graduate Certificate in Mineral Resources

Graduate Diploma in Mineral Resources

Application information

For answers to frequently asked questions, and information about programs, applications, fees and student life, visit UQ's Future Students website.

Research higher degrees

We offer the following research higher degree (RHD) programs:

Find out more about our research higher degrees.