Courses & Units

Sedimentary Environments and Resources KEA308

Hobart

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Introduction

Comprises a series of lectures and practicals covering sedimentary processes, environments and fossil fuels. Examines clastic sedimentary transport and depositional processes and the formation of carbonate and evaporite chemical sediments. These processes are discussed in the context of the earth`s modern and ancient environments, highlighting the external and internal controls over such depositional systems and their dynamic nature. The practical component includes a hands-on introduction to the techniques of graphic logging of diamond drill core. The formation and location of fossil fuels will also be introduced

This unit is designed to bring students' knowledge of these topics up to graduate level, adequate for Discipline teaching and for continuation into 4th year (Honours), which is now recognised as the minimum professional level of training. This course is required for undertaking Honours in General Geology, Environmental Geology and Marine Geoscience, and desirable for Honours in Geophysics and Economic Geology.

Summary

Unit name Sedimentary Environments and Resources
Unit code KEA308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Dr Evan Orovan

Teaching staff

Dr Stuart Bull, Dr Michael Roach & Dr Martin Jutzeler

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

Availability

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

Key

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International 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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Requisites

Prerequisites

KEA208 and KEA209

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 3-hr lab work weekly throughout semester 1, 2 days of excursions.

Assessment

Practical exam and continuous assessment (30%), 2-hr theory exam (60%), excursion report (10%)

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Textbooks

Required

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