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¿Qué aprenderé?

Explore the wonder of science: As a Bachelor of Science (BSc) student at Victoria, you’ll absorb knowledge, observe phenomena, experiment with ideas, and maybe even be part of making new discoveries. With a strong practical focus, a BSc will take you far beyond the lecture theatre. Apply your curiosity to the many laboratories, field trips, and summer scholar opportunities offered within this degree.

Find out about the physical processes that continuously shape our Earth - like the movement of oceans and glaciers, earthquakes, the climate and animals. Discover the relationships between these different Earth System processes, and the ways that these can affect economic, social and environmental sustainability.

Study the environment, water, glaciers and climate change. You'll also learn about techniques for geographical analysis (GIS), natural hazards, and coastal and land management.

Course Structure

For this degree you'll need to:

Complete at least 360 points, of which:

  • At least 270 points must be from courses listed for the BSc
  • At least 210 points must be from 200 and 300-level courses, including:
  • At least 150 points must be from courses listed for the BSc
  • At least 75 points must be from 300-level courses listed for the BSc

Courses listed for other degrees may be counted as being BSc courses, including:

  • A maximum of 30 points if taken to satisfy a BSc major
  • A maximum of 60 points if taken to satisfy a second major from another first degree at this university
  • A maximum of 60 points across both these categories
  • Complete one course in MATH 100-399, PHYS 100-399, QUAN 100-399, STAT 100-399, ENGR 121-123 or Engineering Physics for Electronics and Computer Systems (ENGR 142)
  • Complete one approved course that demonstrates competency in oral and written communications

In addition to the degree requirements, for this major you'll need to complete:

Four courses at 100 level:

  • Either Fundamentals of Geology (ESCI 112) or Introduction to Human Geography and Development Studies (GEOG 112)
  • (GEOG 111) / The Earth System: An Introduction to Physical Geography and Earth Sciences (ESCI 111)
  • Environment and Resources: the Foundations (GEOG 114) / (ENVI 114)
  • One course in MATH, PHYS, QUAN or STAT

Three courses at 200 level:

  • Ecology and Environment (GEOG 222)

Two courses from:

  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and Science (GEOG 215)
  • Hydrology and Climate (GEOG 220)
  • Geomorphology (GEOG 224)

Four courses at 300 level:

  • Research Design (GEOG 324)
  • Field Methods (GEOG 325)

Two courses from:

  • Quaternary Environmental Change (GEOG 318)
  • Applied Geomorphology (GEOG 319)
  • Ice and Climate (GEOG 321)

At the end of your three-year BSc you can continue your learning with postgraduate studies. Give your career options a boost and choose from a range of postgraduate science programmes offered by Victoria University of Wellington.

¿En cuál departamento estoy?

Wellington Faculty of Science

Opciones de estudio

a tiempo completo (3 )

Costos de estudio
NZ$32.600,00 (US$ 23.495) por año
This fee is for 2020 and it may subject to change for the coming year

*El precio que se muestra es una referencia, por favor verificar con la institución

Aplicaciones hasta

1 May 2021

Más detalles

Fecha de inicio

22 Febrero 2021, 6 Julio 2021


Victoria University of Wellington

Kelburn Campus,

Level 2, Easterfield Building, Kelburn Parade,



6012, New Zealand

Requerimiento de entrada

Para estudiantes de Estados Unidos

High School Diploma, and a SAT score of 1200 or higher overall. For SATs taken prior to May 2016, a score of 1650 overall is required, with at least 500 in each of Reading, Writing and Maths. OR High School Diploma, and an ACT composite score of 24 or higher. IELTS (Academic): Overall band of 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5 | TOEFL (iBT): A score of 80 on the internet-based test | Pearson Test of English (Academic): A score of 50 with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 42 | C1 Advanced (formerly known as Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE)): A score of 169 or higher, with each skill score no less than 162 | C2 Proficiency (formerly known as Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE)): A score of 169 or higher, with each skill score no less than 162 | Victoria University of Wellington English Proficiency Programme (EPP) : A minimum of three ratings of 4 and one rating of 3.

Para estudiantes internacionales

Achieve the International Baccalaureate Diploma, or three GCE Advanced Level passes at C grade, or equivalent.

English language requirements

IELTS overall band of 6.0 with no sub-score below 5.5; TOEFL 80 on the internet-based test; A minimum of three ratings of 4 and one rating of 3 in the Victoria University of Wellington English Proficiency Programme (EPP) test; Pearson Test of English: score of 50 (with a ‘Communicative’ score of not less than 42).

Puede haber diferentes requisitos de IELTS en función del curso elegido.


Acerca de esta universidad

Entre las 18.000 universidades del mundo, Victoria University of Wellington se ubica en el 2% superior y en el top 100 mundial por 13 asignaturas.

  • Más de 5 Estrellas en el QS Stars Rating of Excellence 2019.
  • Entre el 1% del mundo con triple acreditación para Negocios.
  • Primera en Nueva Zelanda por intensidad de investigación.
  • Ubicada en la ciudad capital de Nueva Zelanda.