Courses & Units

Applied Geophysics KEA342


KEA342 involves a series of lectures, practical work and geophysical survey work, which includes the interpretation of results and the preparation of a report. The unit covers seismic, gravity, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic methods in geophysics. 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.


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

Assoc. Prof Anya Reading

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


This unit is currently unavailable.


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KEA208 and KEA209 and KEA230 or (KYA211 and KYA212)


Teaching Pattern

2x1-hr lectures, 3-hr practical sessions weekly (13 wks), 5 days field work


excursion report (25%), practical assessment throughout sem 1 (25%); theory exam in Jun (50%)

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