Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2015.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2015:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
On Campus - Parkville & Melbourne Museum
Off Campus - Work experience in Industry.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 60 |
Total Time Commitment:
Undergraduate introductory mineralogy subject(s).
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
Basic knowledge of mineral systems and use of a petrological microscope.
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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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Kevin Walsh
This subject comprises two short-course intensive modules designed to provide an introduction to mineralogy, mineral chemistry and modern mineral identification techniques. The subject will include a series of concept lectures and practical exercises on systematic mineralogy, mineral chemistry and mineral identification techniques (e.g. SEM, EMP, XRD, TEM, Synchrotron). In each module, students will be assigned one or more minerals to describe and identify, using available instrumentation and methods.
This subject aims to:
This subject will provide students with the confidence and competence to:
The assessment for this subject consists of practicals (20%), essays (40%), a Mineral Identification Report (40%) and an Oral Presentation (10%).
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This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
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The two modules available to this subject seek to assist students in developing their ability to:
Students will also have the opportunity to:
|Links to further information:||http://graduate.science.unimelb.edu.au/|
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