Advanced Hydrogeology

Subject ERTH90034 (2016)

Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.

Credit Points: 6.25
Level: 9 (Graduate/Postgraduate)
Dates & Locations:

This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:

May, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Pre-teaching Period Start not applicable
Teaching Period 30-May-2016 to 03-Jun-2016
Assessment Period End 03-Jun-2016
Last date to Self-Enrol 31-May-2016
Census Date 31-May-2016
Last date to Withdraw without fail 02-Jun-2016

This subject is taught through the Victorian Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences:

Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
Time Commitment: Contact Hours: 16 hours lectures, 16 hours of pracs and 8 hours of fieldwork
Total Time Commitment:

85 hours


One of:

Study Period Commencement:
Credit Points:

or equivalent.

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:


Assoc Prof Kevin Walsh


Subject Overview:

Course content includes: Physical Hydrogeology, Chemical Hydrogeology, Field Study/Methods and Management and Assessment.

Learning Outcomes:
  • This subject aims to equip students with discipline-specific knowledge and expertise appropriate for post-graduate research in the field; equip students with discipline-specific knowledge and expertise enabling them to take their place as professional geologists in industry or government organisations;
  • determine the distribution, movement and quality of groundwater using conventional and emerging approaches/technologies;
  • evaluate groundwater flow, storage, recharge and discharge, in the context of resource management, by applying appropriate tests;
  • assess chemical and biogeochemical factors affecting the composition and evolution of groundwater chemistry;
  • apply knowledge obtained from the course to addressing problems of importance to the minerals and/or water resources industry (e.g. mine tailings dams, contaminant plume mitigation, etc.).
  • Submission of 4 equally weighted practical exercises collectively equivalent to 1,000 words, to be completed by the last day of classes (40%)
  • Completion of a written examination equivalent to 1,500 words, to be completed by the last day of classes (60%)
Prescribed Texts:

Reading expected to be completed in the pre-teaching period.

Breadth Options:

This subject is not available as a breadth subject.

Fees Information: Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date
Related Course(s): Master of Geoscience
Master of Science (Earth Sciences)
Related Majors/Minors/Specialisations: Earth Sciences
Honours Program - Earth Sciences

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