Courses & Units

Marine Geosciences KEA270




Marine geoscience is an integration of the disciplines of geology, geophysics and geochemistry. The aim of this course is to provide a broad understanding of the ocean basins and their structure with particular emphasis on the evolution of the oceans through time. The unit has field, laboratory and computer based components to enable students to gain a broad based knowledge of the techniques used to unravel ocean history through time.

The unit comprises a series of lectures and practicals. Lectures cover aspects of geophysics, tectonics, igneous petrology, sedimentology, volcanology, geochemistry and marine geoscience technology. The course involves a ½ day excursion to map and core marine sediments. Laboratory work includes hand sample and microscope investigations of marine rocks and sediments, as well as exercises processing and interpreting marine data.


Unit name Marine Geosciences
Unit code KEA270
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences

Assoc. Prof Sebastien Meffre

Teaching staff

Prof Leonid Danyushevsk,, Dr Michael Roach, Dr Martin Jutzeler, Dr Jo Whittaker.

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 13/7/2020 10/8/2020 31/8/2020 18/10/2020

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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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Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures and 1 x 2-hr lab work weekly


Practical exams and assessments 35%, Field Excursion 15%, 2-hr theory exam 50%.

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