Courses & Units

Applied Geophysics KEA342




KEA342 involves a series of lectures, practical work and geophysical field surveys, which include the integration of data, interpretation of results and the preparation of reports. The unit covers in detail seismic, gravity, magnetic, electrical and electromagnetic methods in geophysics and introduces topics of manual and automated data integration and analysis. Recommended for students planning a career in geophysics, mineral exploration or environmental geoscience.

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


Unit name Applied Geophysics
Unit code KEA342
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
School of Natural Sciences
Discipline Earth Sciences

Dr Michael Roach

Teaching staff

Dr Matthew Cracknell

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


International students
Domestic students

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 24/2/2020 23/3/2020 31/5/2020 31/5/2020

* 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 010705

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KEA208 and KEA209 and KEA230 or (KYA211 and KYA212)


Teaching Pattern

2 x 1-hr lectures, 3-hr practical sessions weekly (13 wks), 4 days field work


Excursion report (20%), practical assessment throughout semester (30%); theory exam (50%)

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