Courses & Units

Marine Geosciences KEA270

Hobart

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Introduction

Marine geoscience is an integration of the disciplines of geology, geophysics and geochemistry. The aim of this course is to provide a broad understanding of the ocean basins and their structure with particular emphasis on the evolution of the oceans through time. The unit has field, laboratory and computer based components to enable students to gain a broad based knowledge of the techniques used to unravel ocean history through time.

The unit comprises a series of lectures and practicals. Lectures cover aspects of geophysics, tectonics, igneous petrology, sedimentology, volcanology, geochemistry and marine geoscience technology. The course involves a ½ day excursion to map and core marine sediments. Laboratory work includes hand sample and microscope investigations of marine rocks and sediments, as well as exercises processing and interpreting marine data.

Summary

Unit name Marine Geosciences
Unit code KEA270
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Assoc. Prof Sebastien Meffre

Teaching staff

Prof Leonid Danyushevsk,, Dr Michael Roach, Dr Martin Jutzeler, Dr Jo Whittaker.

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic

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Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

* 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

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2017: $1,131.00 2017: $2,055.00 010703

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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 2-hr lab work weekly

Assessment

Practical exams and assessments 35%, Field Excursion 15%, 2-hr theory exam 50%.

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Textbooks

Required

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