Open Day: Earth and Environmental Sciences

Are you ready to help build a sustainable future for our planet?

Splitting your time between the lab and the field, you’ll learn to use advanced technology to collect data, tackle conservation issues, track species and monitor natural disasters and critical minerals with incredible precision.

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  • Campus tour - North Terrace

    Awesome like Mawson

    Nestled in the cultural heart of the city, the North Terrace campus is the primary location of undergraduate teaching and the historic core of the University.

    Take a tour and visit our science and research facilities, including the Mawson building, named after famous explorer and geologist Sir Douglas Mawson and home to our Tate Museum of geological specimens.

  • Our research: Shape-shifting sea snakes

    Serpents on the seafloor

    Sea snakes are related to Australian venomous snakes such as tiger snakes. They are an excellent system to study trait evolution.

    The video below by researchers at our Environment Institute shows us how some sea snakes have evolved a unique body shape – a tiny head atop a narrow forebody with a wide hindbody – to exploit the niche of feeding on eels hidden in burrows on the seafloor.

 

Where can earth sciences take you?


 

In Their Element: Call of the wild

Meet science graduate Jacob Maher, who was sure his career was going to be finding out who's who in the zoo, but graduated with a passion for all things nature.

Majors and specialisations

Whether your career goals are underground or above it, choose your own adventure with study opportunities in geology, geophysics, palaeontology, evolutionary biology, ecology, spatial science and soil science.