The unit is focused on developing skills which are required for understanding geological forces which shape Earth's surface, methods for mapping the geology of the surface and upper crust, and geological process which operate near the Earth's surface. This unit is aimed at students with a professional interest in the Earth. Lectures cover aspects of remote sensing, hydrogeology, structural geology, and metamorphism. Laboratory work includes an introduction to methods of structural analysis, metamorphic petrology, geological mapping and remote sensing including air photo interpretation. Field work in mid-term break gives students practical experience in mapping techniques.
|Unit name||Earth's Surface|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Dr Robert Scott
Dr Michael Roach, Dr Michael Baker, Assoc. Prof Sebastien Meffre
|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|
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|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,354.00||010703|
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3 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 3-hr lab work weekly throughout semester 2, plus 3 days of field and project work in the mid-Semester break
Practical exam and assessments (30%), mapping excursion (10%), 2-hr theory exam Nov (60%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
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