Courses & Units

Computational Geoscience KEA332




Involves a series of lectures and practical work that focuses on the application of computational techniques to geology and geophysics. The unit includes digital signal processing, seismic reflection data processing, airborne geophysical data processing, heat and fluid flow modelling and modelling and inversion of geophysical data. This unit is particularly recommended for those students planning a career in geophysics, petroleum geology or quantitative applied science.

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 General Geology, Economic Geology, Marine Geoscience and Environmental Geology.


Unit name Computational Geoscience
Unit code KEA332
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences

Michael Roach

Teaching staff

Level Advanced
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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Domestic students

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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

* 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 2019.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 2020: $2,354.00 010799

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KEA208 and KEA209 and KEA230 or (KYA211 and KYA212)


Teaching Pattern

1 x 1-hr lectures weekly, 2 x 3-hr practical sessions weekly


assignments and practical assessments (50%); theory exam in Nov (50%)

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