Courses & Units

Exploration in Brownfield Terrains KEA710


Offered every second year


Exploration in data-rich environments, close to existing mines, has become a preferred method of increasing company resources in recent years. With this exploration philosophy in mind, this course aims to bring participants up to date with many of the latest exploration techniques. The course will cover cutting-edge technologies in geophysics, GIS, machine learning, geochemistry and 3D visualisation, using real data from world-class mineralised districts. The course is presented by expert teaching staff from CODES and the minerals industry.


Unit name Exploration in Brownfield Terrains
Unit code KEA710
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences
Teaching staff

Dr R Scott, Dr M Cracknell, and invited industry specialists.

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


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Band Field of Education
2 010703

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Teaching Pattern

11 days of lectures, practical and project work presented in an intensive short-course format over a 2-week period.


practical exercises (50%), major project (40%) and presentation to class (10%)

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