Earth Sciences

Job titles for earth science graduates can include:

  • Climate scientist
  • Development geoscientist
  • Energy analyst
  • Energy efficiency consultant
  • Engineering geologist
  • Environmental scientist
  • Exploration geoscientist
  • Geologist and geophysicist
  • Geology data analyst
  • Geomorphologist
  • Geoscientist
  • Geospatial consultant
  • Hydrogeologist
  • Hydrographer
  • Hydrologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Mineralogist
  • Mining geologist
  • Paleontologist
  • Petrophysicist
  • Policy analyst
  • Project or program manager
  • Researcher
  • Resource geologist
  • Science teacher
  • Science writer or editor
  • Structural geologist
  • Urban planning consultant
  • Volcanologist
  • Water engineer

Sources include: LinkedIn profiles of The University of Melbourne graduates.

Our earth sciences graduates are employed at organisations including:

  • AECOM
  • Agricultural Victoria Services
  • Australian Antarctic Division
  • BHP Billiton
  • Bureau of Meteorology
  • CSIRO
  • Department of Agriculture
  • Department of Environment, Land, Water and Planning, Victoria
  • Environment Protection Authority
  • ExxonMobil
  • Forestry Corporation of NSW
  • KPMG
  • Melbourne Water
  • Monash University
  • Murdoch University
  • Newcrest Mining
  • Parks Victoria
  • Rio Tinto
  • Shell
  • The University of Melbourne
  • VicForests
  • Victorian Farmers Federation

Sources include: LinkedIn profiles of University of Melbourne graduates

Earth science graduates work in fields such as:

  • Aerospace
  • Business development
  • Consulting
  • Defence
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Environmental monitoring
  • Government policy
  • Mining
  • Program and project management
  • Research
  • Science publishing and communications
  • Water corporations

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Zebedee Nicholls
PhD candidate

Zebedee Nicholls, a PhD candidate in the School of Earth Sciences, talks about the support and study resources available at the University of Melbourne.

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