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GEOLOGY 3022 - Geophysics IIIA: Potential Fields and Geothermics

Career: Undergraduate
Units: 3
Term: Semester 1
Campus: North Terrace
Contact: Up to 6 hours per week
Available for Study Abroad and Exchange: Yes
Available for Non-Award Study: Yes
Pre-Requisite: MATHS 1013 or equivalent
Assumed Knowledge: GEOLOGY 1100 and PHYSICS 1100 & PHYSICS 1200 or PHYSICS 1101 & PHYSICS 1201
Incompatible: GEOLOGY 3008
Assessment: Problem sets, practical reports and unit tests
Syllabus:

Geophysicists are employed in a wide range of industries, including petroleum and mineral exploration, groundwater, contaminants and salinity evaluation, state and government geological surveys, defence science and academic research. This course investigates potential field-based geophysical techniques and diffusive heat flow, covering topics in gravity, magnetics, and steady-state and transient geothermics. We start with the underlying mathematical basis and examine applications at global, exploration and environmental scales. The course also involves methods of geophysical data analysis, modelling, visualisation and interpretation through a series of computer laboratories. The course is aimed at students from a range of numerate scientific backgrounds including geoscience, physics, engineering, mathematics and computer sciences.

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  Commonwealth Supported Student Contribution
Tuition Fees
Units EFTSL Pre-2010 2010 Onwards Domestic International
3 0.125 Band 2 $1,169 Band 2 $1,169 select program select program


Course Outline

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Critical Dates

Term Last Day to Add Online Census Date Last Day to WNF Last Day to WF
Semester 1 Mon 18/03/2019 Sun 31/03/2019 Fri 10/05/2019 Fri 14/06/2019


Class Details

Enrolment Class: Lecture
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10791 LE01 40 27 5 Mar - 9 Apr Tuesday 11am - 1pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
6 Mar - 10 Apr Wednesday 9am - 11am Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
30 Apr - 11 Jun Tuesday 11am - 1pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
1 May - 5 Jun Wednesday 9am - 11am Napier, 209, Lecture Theatre
Related Class: Practical
Class Nbr Section Size Available Dates Days Time Location
10792 PR01 40 27 8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 9am - 12pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
8 Mar - 12 Apr Friday 9am - 12pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 9am - 12pm Mawson, 122, Madigan Room
3 May - 14 Jun Friday 9am - 12pm Mawson, G12, Computer Suite