Earth Sciences Advanced Coursework 2

Subject ERTH90006 (2014)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2014.

Credit Points: 25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject is not offered in 2014.

Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 5 one-week workshop-style modules.
Total Time Commitment:

The campus-based week-long workshops will operate full-time, with at least two hours of lectures and three hours of practicals each day. The field-based modules will involve 8am and 4pm. In both cases, after hoirs provate study (5-10 hours per week) will be required.

Prerequisites: None
Corequisites: None
Recommended Background Knowledge: None
Non Allowed Subjects: None
Core Participation Requirements:

For the purposes of considering request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Cwth 2005), and Student Support and Engagement Policy, academic requirements for this subject are articulated in the Subject Overview, Learning Outcomes, Assessment and Generic Skills sections of this entry.

It is University policy to take all reasonable steps to minimise the impact of disability upon academic study, and reasonable adjustments will be made to enhance a student's participation in the University's programs. Students who feel their disability may impact on meeting the requirements of this subject are encouraged to discuss this matter with a Faculty Student Adviser and Student Equity and Disability Support:


Melbourne Graduate School of Science
Faculty of Science
The University of Melbourne

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Subject Overview:

This subject comprises five one-week workshops selected from the range of electives available in the VIEPS handbook. The options may vary from year to year, so candidates should check with the coordinator.

Learning Outcomes:

The aim of this subject is to provide advanced level subjects in the earth sciences in order to both extend and broaden the knowledge base of students.


Each of the five modules will be assessed either by a 2 hour exam at the end of each module, or practical exercises/field reports of up to 1500 words completed during the week in which the module is held. The exams/written reports from each module will each be worth 20% of the final grade.

Prescribed Texts:

As per the specific module requirements.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

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Generic Skills:

During the course of this subject, students will have opportunities to:

  • work with others as part of a small team in both practical and field-based work
  • broaden their understanding of the complex interplays between disparate yet interrelated areas of the Earth Sciences
  • develop networks with students and staff at different institutions
  • develop their written communication and presentation skills

This subject is campus-based but involves fieldwork as well.

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