Courses & Units

Geological Mapping KEA310

Hobart

Note:

Compulsory 10 day excursion before the start of semester. Students are expected to contribute towards excursion accommodation costs.

Introduction

Comprises a series of lectures and practicals covering the application of structural geology, metamorphic petrology and geophysical methods in the production and interpretation of geological maps. The structural geology component of the unit emphasises (i) the fundamental principles of fault, foliation and fold development, (ii) structural mapping and measurements, (iii) determination of deformation sequences in poly-deformed areas, and (iv) the interpretation of deformation regimes from field data and map-scale geological relations. The metamorphic petrology component of the unit covers (i) basic principles of thermodynamics, metamorphic reactions and radiogenic isotopes, and (ii) their application in resolving pressure-temperature-time (P-T-t) paths for metamorphic terrains. In addition, various geophysical methods (magnetic, electrical, gravity, radiometrics) will be introduced and utilised as an aid in geologic mapping. The course also involves a 10 day field excursion to the Broken Hill region of New South Wales. Students will be required to produce maps, cross sections and a report as part of the assessment.

This unit is designed to bring students' knowledge of these topics up to graduate level, adequate for school 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, Economic Geology, Environmental Geology, Geophysics and Marine Geoscience.

Summary

Unit name Geological Mapping
Unit code KEA310
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Dr Robert Scott

Teaching staff

Dr Michael Roach, Dr Michael Baker

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 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 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

KEA208 and KEA209

Mutual Exclusions

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

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 3-hr lab work weekly throughout semester 2, 10 day excursion before the start of semester.

Assessment

practical exams and assessment (30%), 2-hr theory exam (30%), excursion geological maps, field notebook and report (40%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about textbook requirements is available in the Unit Outline.

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