O que eu aprenderei?

When you join the Bachelor of Science (Earth Science) you will learn how to provide information to society for solving geotechnical and environmental problems. Earth scientists are discovering hydrocarbon and mineral resources and establishing policy in resource management, environmental protection, public health, safety, and welfare.

What is it Like?

The study of Earth science is dedicated to the science and history of our planet. It’s a huge area to cover leading to fascinating and varied careers.

Massey’s Bachelor of Science (Earth Science) will take you on a journey of understanding the processes that moulded our planet, our landscapes, geological resources and soils.

Understand how the world works

You will develop an appreciation of the immensity of geological time. You’ll learn how to visualise Earth's structures in three dimensions and gain a capability to identify and understand the beginnings of the valued resources of our planet.

You’ll also learn how to predict where these resources may be found, and develop an eye for understanding the natural processes that shaped our environment.

World-leading in Earth and soil science

Massey University is one of the few places in the world with a research group that examines the combination of Earth and soil science.

We are at the forefront in environmental geochemistry and the evolving discipline of hydrology. This unique blend of research expertise underpins our teaching. We’ll take you beyond traditional geology and connect geology, soil science and environment, as well as explore metals and plants, mining and remediation and ground water hydrology. You’ll graduate with cutting edge skills and the ability to predict future changes in the Earth’s surface such as natural disasters, climate change and water contamination.


Some of the topics taught in advanced earth science courses include:

  • Understanding geological structures
  • Understanding New Zealand geology
  • Stratigraphy, sedimentology and paleoenvironments
  • Volcanology and mineralogy
  • Plate tectonics
  • Pedology and Quaternary geology
  • Geographic information systems
  • Remote sensing
  • Field work


Massey University Earth science graduates are employed in various Crown Research Institutes, by regional councils (land and water resources), as secondary school teachers, in universities, as consultants, and varied positions in industry all around the world.

If you are interested in a research career, Massey’s BSc will allow you to choose from a wide range of specialist postgraduate programmes throughout New Zealand and overseas.

Massey University Earth science graduates are employed as scientists in the petroleum and petrochemical industries, in mining, resource management, hazards research, land rehabilitation, and engineering geology.

Research scientists have specialised in geochemistry, paleomagnetism (the Earth's past magnetic fluctuations), palynology (fossil pollen), volcanology, phytoremediation (using plants to remove pollutants from soils), pedology, soil pollution, and groundwater.

De qual departamento farei parte?

School of Agriculture and Environment

Opções de estudo


NZ$32.780,00 (R$ 112.596) por ano

*O preço é estimado e tem caráter informativo, por favor, verifique esta informação com a instituição.

Prazo para inscrição

Esperado May 2021

Mais Informações

Data de início

13 Julho 2020, 22 Fevereiro 2021


Massey University

Manawatu Campus,

Tennent Drive,

Palmerston North,


4474, New Zealand

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Brasil

English Language Requirements: IELTS - 6.0 (no band less than 5.5); TOEFL iBT- 80 overall (min 19 in Writing); PTE Academic - 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills); Cambridge English - 169.

Para estudantes internacionais

Students must have successful completion of a qualification equivalent to the New Zealand Year 13 - NCEA Level 3 University Entrance. International students need to check the equivalency of their secondary school qualification by reviewing the Academic Admission Requirements by Country.

Knowledge gained in NCEA Level 3 Mathematics, NCEA Level 3 Chemistry, NCEA Level 3 Geography, NCEA Level 3 Physics (or equivalent) will help you study in this major but is not essential.

Students from a country where English is not the first language, must obtain a minimum English Language competency level.

  • IELTS score of 6.0 (no band less than 5.5)
  • TOEFL iBT score of 80 overall (min 19 in Writing)
  • PTE Academic score of 50 Overall (min 42 in communicative skills)
  • Cambridge English score of 169 overall and all bands 162 or better

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Os requisitos para o IELTS podem variar de acordo com o curso que você escolher.

Opções de Pathways

Oferecidas por esta universidade

Massey University oferece os seguintes preparatórios para esta área de estudo

Oferecidas por outros parceiros

Esta universidade aceita cursos preparatórios de
  • Asia Pacific University of Technology and Innovation (APU)

Sobre a universidade

A Massey University conduz pesquisas inovadoras e oferece oportunidades de estudo excepcionais.

  • Mais de 5,000 estudantes internacionais de 100 países
  • Câmpus inovadores em três cidades
  • Uma ampla variedade de cursos, do fundamental ao PhD