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.
|Unit name||Marine Geosciences|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Assoc. Prof Sebastien Meffre
Prof Leonid Danyushevsky, Dr Michael Roach, Dr Rebecca Carey and Dr Jo Whittaker
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|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 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2018: $1,148.00||2018: $2,126.00||010703|
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You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 2-hr lab work weekly
Practical exams and assessments 35%, Field Excursion 15%, 2-hr theory exam 50%.
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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