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Breakthrough mineral discovery points to ancient meteorite impacts

Students and rocks
A team of Curtin University geoscientists has discovered the earliest known occurrence of reidite, one of Earth’s rarest minerals. Read more


Students and rocks

The Department of Applied Geology is a major provider of skilled graduates to the minerals, petroleum, groundwater and environmental industries in Australia and overseas, and undertakes high-impact fundamental and applied research across a range of disciplines.

The practical emphasis and comprehensive content of our undergraduate courses attracts students of all ages and backgrounds from Australia and overseas. Our location in Western Australia and industry links make Curtin an outstanding choice for an honours degree. Our postgraduate coursework degrees improve career options for geoscience graduates and allow graduates in other disciplines to move into geoscience careers. With an impressive suite of facilities and expertise, and a range of funding from academic and industry sources, we undertake research projects all over the world in most fields of geoscience.