Courses & Units

Introduction to Geophysics and Computer Applications KEA230

Hobart

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Introduction

This unit provides an introduction to the techniques used in geophysical exploration with emphasis on the practical aspects, and a practical overview of the application of computer technology in geology. Topics covered include gravity and magnetics, seismic refraction and reflection and electrical geophysical methods. Computer application topics to be covered include: geological databases, geographic information systems, image processing and geostatistics. In this unit, students will gain practical skills in geophysical data collection, processing, analysis and interpretation, useful across a wide range of fields including engineering, environmental geology, archaeology and mineral exploration.

The unit comprises a series of lectures and practicals and involves a one day compulsory excursion on a weekend.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Geophysics and Computer Applications
Unit code KEA230
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Dr Matthew Cracknell

Teaching staff

Dr Michael Roach, Prof Anya Reading

Level Intermediate
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* 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.

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Fees

Domestic

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

(KEA101 and KEA102) or (KYA101 and KYA102)

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures, 2 x 2hr practical sessions weekly (13 wks), 1 day field work

Assessment

Practical assignments throughout semester (30%), practical exam (10%), excursion report (10%); theory exam (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

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