Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2010.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2010:Semester 1, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: Sixty hours. Specific activities will depend upon selected modules, but will be class-room based workshop short course intensive-style. |
Total Time Commitment: Not available
|Recommended Background Knowledge:||None|
|Non Allowed Subjects:||None|
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It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study and reasonable steps will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. This subject requires all students to actively and safely participate in laboratory activities. Students who feel their disability may impact upon their participation are encouraged to discuss this with the subject coordinator and the Disability Liaison Unit.
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Kevin Walsh
This subject comprises two short course intensive modules aimed at developing further knowledge on how digital information is used to explore problems in geology and introduces students to modern software tools used in the geosciences. Topics may include three-dimensional modelling of complex geological objects; the concept of a GIS as a problem solving technology within the geosciences; data visualisation and analysis.
The specific objectives of the subject will vary depending upon the modules selected, but in all cases this subject aims to provide students with:
This subject comprises two short-course intensive modules, each equally weighted towards the final grade. The specific assessment details will depend upon the modules selected and students are directed to the outlines for each short-course for further details. Assessment tasks will be completed within the duration of the module, or within two weeks of its conclusion. Tasks required are broadly based upon 4,000 words equivalent for the entire subject, with a one-hour examination or 15 minute oral examination or presentation equivalent to approximately 1,000 words. Thus, a short course module may require a two-hour examination, a one-hour examination and a 15 minute presentation or 1,000 word assignment, or field reports, maps and cross sections equivalent of 2,000 words. For example, in the case of one short course that may be selected for this subject, the assessment can be described as “Students will construct an integrated, interpreted set of computer images for a particular area, concentrating on the geology and geomorphology. This will be completed on the last day of the course (100%)”.
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Texts will vary depending upon choice of modules.
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
All modules available to this subject seek to assist students in developing their ability to:
Depending upon which modules are selected, students will have the opportunity to:
Master of Science (Earth Sciences) |
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