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GEOL4102: Research Skills in Geology and Geophysics B

Geology and Geophysics are wide-ranging disciplines with specialisations or research topics that involve varying degrees of field work, laboratory analysis, computer modelling, etc. One of their defining characteristics is the need to respond to unique real-world challenges with innovative combinations of acquired knowledge and new research. As environmental and climate challenges multiply and the need for sustainable resource practices intensifies, geologists and geophysicists must continually respond with new strategies for a changing planet. In GEOL4101 and GEOL4102, you will develop the ability to enhance your skill sets in response to specific research challenges. The units are designed to flexibly address your particular research needs by allowing you to select the most relevant two modules from a variety of offerings that include intensive workshop courses developed within the School, field studies in relevant terrains or environments, or short collaboration projects with external institutions or organisations. The units also provide the flexibility to allow the creation of your own unique module that targets your field of investigation. Upon completing these units, you will have gained a deeper understanding of your sub-discipline and research area early in your Honours year, which will facilitate an independent and novel scientific contribution in your field.

Code GEOL4102
Academic unit Geosciences Academic Operations
Credit points 6
Assumed knowledge:
Have a coherent understanding of key themes in geology and geophysics within the context of Earth system science, and understand principles and concepts relating to Earth's structure, its internal and external dynamics and evolution

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. develop a broad and coherent body of knowledge in geology and geophysics, within the context of Earth system science
  • LO2. work competently, confidently, ethically and safely in the field or laboratory
  • LO3. source collate, synthesise and critically evaluate information in geology and geophysics from a range of relevant sources

Unit outlines

Unit outlines will be available 1 week before the first day of teaching for the relevant session.