Courses & Units

Applied Geophysics KEA342

Hobart

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Introduction

KEA342 involves a series of lectures, practical work and geophysical field surveys, which include the integration of data, interpretation of results and the preparation of reports. The unit covers in detail seismic, gravity, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic methods in geophysics and introduces topics of manual and automated data integration and analysis. Recommended for students planning a career in geophysics, mineral exploration or environmental geoscience.

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 Environmental Geology, General Geology, Economic Geology and Marine Geoscience.

Summary

Unit name Applied Geophysics
Unit code KEA342
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School Faculty of SET, AMC, IMAS
School of Physical Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Coordinator

Dr Michael Roach

Teaching staff

Dr Matthew Cracknell

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

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 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

Band Field of Education

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

2 x 1-hr lectures, 3-hr practical sessions weekly (13 wks), 4 days field work

Assessment

Excursion report (20%), practical assessment throughout semester (30%); theory exam (50%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about textbook requirements is available in the Unit Outline.

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