Courses & Units

Computational Geoscience KEA332

Hobart

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Introduction

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.

Summary

Unit name Computational Geoscience
Unit code KEA332
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Prof Anya Reading

Teaching staff

Dr Michael Roach

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

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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 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.

Requisites

Prerequisites

KEA208 and KEA209 and KEA230 or (KYA211 and KYA212)

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

1 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 2 x 3-hr practical sessions weekly

Assessment

assignments and practical assessments (50%); theory exam in Nov (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements is available in the Unit Outline.

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