GEOS4499 Catchment Fundamentals

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit covers the theoretical components of GEOL1104 Introduction to Geology and ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management as a bridging unit for students with non-cognate backgrounds in the Master of Hydrogeology (coursework or coursework and dissertation) and Master of Environmental Science (coursework or coursework and dissertation).
Students are able to (1) demonstrate understanding of basic geological and hydrological processes; (2) undertake, analyse and communicate the findings of a simple hydrological experiment; and (3) demonstrate ability to asses, sumamrise and report on the scientific literature regarding basic geology or hydrology.
Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) online quizzes; (2) practical exercises; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Sarah Bourke
Unit rules
enrolment in Master of Hydrogeology (72540)
Master of Environmental Science (72530)
Contact hours
initial 2-hour meeting in week 1; self-paced learning from weeks 1 to 3, then 2 x 3-hour sessions per week for 3-4 weeks
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