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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 nickel and gold deposits in the area. Mapping is undertaken using modern digital mapping techniques incorporating a range of data types.
- 6 points
Availability Location Mode Semester 2 UWA (Perth) Face to face
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 3 core unit in the Geology; Integrated Earth and Marine Sciences; Geochemistry major sequences
- Level 3 elective
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.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Associate Professor Alan Aitken
- Unit rules
- Successful completion of
- 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 - $900).
- 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)
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Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit is asynchronous delivery, with NO requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
100% Online Unit. NO campus face-to-face attendance is required to complete this unit. All study requirements are online only. Unit includes some synchronous components, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times.
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NO campus face-to-face attendance. All study and assessment requirements are online only. Unit includes some timetabled activities, with a requirement for students to participate online at specific times. In exceptional cases (noted in the Handbook) students may be required to participate in face-to-face laboratory classes when a return to UWA’s Crawley campus becomes possible in order to be awarded a final grade.
No attendance or regular contact is required, and all study requirements are completed either via correspondence and/or online submission.
Regular attendance is not required, but student attends the institution face to face on an agreed schedule for purposes of supervision and/or instruction.
Multiple modes of delivery. Unit includes a mix of online and on-campus study requirements. On campus attendance for some activities is required to complete this unit.