EART3353 Geological Mapping
- 6 points
If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Geology; Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences; Geochemistry major sequences
- Level 3 elective
- Mapping geology in the field and the interpretation of field data alongside remote sensing and geophysical data are fundamental skills for a professional geologist. This unit strengthens and expands mapping skills through practical work and a seven-day field trip to the Eastern Goldfields. The field trip challenges students to collect high-quality field data with which to interpret the geological history of this complexly deformed area, and to understand the geological setting of mineral deposits (nickel and gold) in the area. Mapping is undertaken using modern digital mapping techniques incorporating a range of data types.
- Students are able to (1) collect high quality field data and make observations from regional datasets to interpret a complexly deformed terrane; (2) present new results in written report, critically appraising existing concepts with new data and interpretations; and (3) produce geological maps using digital mapping technology.
- Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) practical exercises; (2) field trip map(s) and tests; and (3) final report. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Alan Aitken
- Unit rules
- Incidental fees
- Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):Geological Mapping Field trip - Kambalda / Kalgoorlie (estimated cost - $690).
- Contact hours
- lectures and practicals: 1 x 3 hours per week (for 9 weeks); field work: 7 days in non-teaching week (charges: cost of food and accommodation is borne by the student)
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
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- Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus. Copies of textbooks and other readings will be made available for students to access from the Library, online wherever possible as well as in print.