This unit provides an introduction to the techniques used in geophysical exploration with emphasis on the practical aspects, and a practical overview of the application of computer technology in geology. Topics covered include gravity and magnetics, seismic refraction and reflection and electrical geophysical methods. Computer application topics to be covered include: geological databases, geographic information systems, image processing and geostatistics. In this unit, students will gain practical skills in geophysical data collection, processing, analysis and interpretation, useful across a wide range of fields including engineering, environmental geology, archaeology and mineral exploration.
The unit comprises a series of lectures and practicals and involves a one day compulsory excursion on a weekend.
|Unit name||Introduction to Geophysics and Computer Applications|
|Faculty/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Dr Matthew Cracknell
Dr Michael Roach
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
Please check that your computer meets the minimum System Requirements if you are attending via Distance/Off-Campus.
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Special approval is required for enrolment into TNE Program units.
|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
* 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 2020 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2020 will be available from the 1st October 2020.
|Band||CSP Student Contribution||Full Fee Paying (domestic)||Field of Education|
|2||2020: $1,190.00||2020: $2,354.00||010703|
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.
You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:
2 x 1-hr lectures, 2 x 2hr practical sessions weekly (13 wks), 1 day field work
Practical assignments throughout semester (35%), excursion report (15%); theory exam (50%)
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Information about textbook requirements is available in the Unit Outline.
Co-op Bookshop links
The University reserves the right to amend or remove courses and unit availabilities, as appropriate.