Compulsory 5 day excursion in the week before the start of semester
Enables students to recognise and interpret Earth materials and their history. This unit is aimed at students with a professional interest in the Earth. The unit commences a week before semester starts with a field trip to northeast Tasmania which provides valuable hands-on experience recognising ancient marine sediments, and the effects of mountain-belt formation. During semester, studies concentrate on igneous and sedimentary rock types found on and near the Earth's surface. Lectures cover aspects of mineralogy, an introduction to igneous rocks and volcanoes, the classification and origin of sedimentary rocks. Laboratory work includes mineralogy, sedimentology, igneous petrology (microscope work) and volcanology.
|Unit name||Earth's Materials and Interior|
|Faculty/School||Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Dr Karin Orth
Assoc. Prof Sebastien Meffre, Dr Sasha Stepanov; Dr Martin Jutzeler
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||Field of Education|
Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.
Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
3 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 3-hr lab work weekly throughout semester 1, plus 5 days of field work before semester 1
Practical exams and assessments (25%), compulsory excursion held in the week before start of semester, by field tests and report (25%), 2-hr theory exam (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information textbook requirements is available in the Unit Outline.
Co-op Bookshop links
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.