Note: This is an archived Handbook entry from 2016.
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This subject has the following teaching availabilities in 2016:Semester 2, Parkville - Taught on campus.
Timetable can be viewed here. For information about these dates, click here.
|Time Commitment:||Contact Hours: 30 which includes 2.5 hour induction and an average of 2.5 hours practical and/or field-work classes per week in weeks 2 to 12. |
Total Time Commitment:
|Recommended Background Knowledge:|| |
A strong undergraduate preparation in geology.
|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: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/disability
CoordinatorAssoc Prof Kevin Walsh
The subject will provide individual Masters-level training in laboratory and/or field techniques that serve as preparation for the completion of a capstone subject in the Master of Geoscience.
The techniques applied will differ depending on the individual capstone project offered by staff members.
For example, a capstone project on ‘diamond exploration’ will include laboratory training and skills development in kimberlite and related rock tectonic settings, kimberlite and related rock petrology, kimberlite and related rock mineralogy and geochemistry, kimberlite genesis and eruption processes and economic (diamond) potential.
A capstone project on ‘sedimentary basin hydrogeology’ will include field/laboratory training in sedimentary petrology, basin mapping and logging techniques, basin stratigraphy and sediment geochemistry.
The above skills will be acquired through assigned reading, field/laboratory practical classes and worked assignments.
An Examination Board, appointed by the Head of School, reviews individual content and assessment weightings.
This subject aims to provide students with:
Four practical exercises and worksheets of 1,250 word each due in weeks 3, 6, 9 and 12 of semester (25% each).
|Breadth Options:|| |
This subject is not available as a breadth subject.
|Fees Information:||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
On completion of this subject students will have gained experience in:
Master of Geoscience |
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