Courses & Units

Sedimentary Environments and Resources KEA308

Hobart

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Introduction

This unit comprises a series of lectures and practicals covering sedimentary processes, environments and fossil fuels. It examines the interactions of clastic sediment transport with depositional environments in the development of a range of sedimentary facies. The unit encompasses the formation of coal, petroleum, clastic sediment, carbonates and evaporites   The creation of these sedimentary rocks in the context of the Earth`s modern and ancient environments is highlighted, considering the external and internal controls over these depositional systems and their dynamic nature. The practical component includes a hands-on introduction to the techniques of graphic logging of diamond drill core, fossil fuel exploration exercises and energy debate

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 and desirable for Honours in Economic Geology, Environmental Geology and  Geophysics

Summary

Unit name Sedimentary Environments and Resources
Unit code KEA308
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Martin Jutzeler

Teaching staff

Shaun Barker, Rebecca Carey, Karin Orth and Michael Roach

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

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,200.00 010703

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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 (40%), 2-hr theory exam (50%), excursion report (10%)

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Textbooks

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