University of Waikato, The
School of Science and Engineering
Private Bag 3105
Gate 8, Hillcrest Road, silverdale, Hamilton 3216, New Zealand
Hamilton, Waikato 2001
The Department of Earth sciences acknowledges the fundamental importance of the Earth's physical environment and its resources - landscapes, rocks, sediments, soils, water, oceans and climate and this philosophy is maintained as a central and integrating theme for both teaching and reearch in the department. To this end a major objective of the Department is to provide graduates with range of educational and vocational skills of international standing in Earth sciences which will permit them access to a broad range of professional opportunities, both within New Zealand and overseas.