Involves a series of lectures and practical work that focuses on the application of computational techniques to geology and geophysics. The unit includes digital signal processing, seismic reflection data processing, airborne geophysical data processing, heat and fluid flow modelling and modelling and inversion of geophysical data. This unit is particularly recommended for those students planning a career in geophysics, petroleum geology or quantitative applied science.
This unit is designed to bring students' knowledge of these topics up to graduate level, adequate for school teaching and for continuation into 4thyear (Honours), which is now recognised as the minimum professional level of training. This course is required for undertaking Honours in Geophysics and Desirable for Honours in General Geology, Economic Geology, Marine Geoscience and Environmental Geology.
|Unit name||Computational Geoscience|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Prof Anya Reading
Dr Michael Roach
|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 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2018: $1,148.00||2018: $2,126.00||010799|
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.
1 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 2 x 3-hr practical sessions weekly
assignments and practical assessments (50%); theory exam in Nov (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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