GEOS4415 Applied Geoscience Topics

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Honours option in Geology [Bachelor of Science (Honours)]
Australia's wealth and quality of life of its population is underpinned by diverse mineral resources across the country. Important resources are found in all states and the successful National Minerals Geoscience Honours Program reflects the importance placed on graduate level study in key aspects of mineral deposits including their formation, location, exploration and production. This unit enables students to elect two short courses offered at any of the participating universities in the program. Elected units may provide additional conceptual and practical skills in areas relevant to a student's research project and/or skills that provide breadth in the understanding of mineral resources. These short courses aim to develop skills directly relevant to the minerals industry and increasing employment opportunities for graduates.
The learning outcomes of the unit depend on the short courses taken. Outcomes for all short courses can be obtained from

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Nicolas Thebaud
Unit rules
enrolment in Bachelor of Science (Honours) (BH004) in Geology
Contact hours
complete 2 of 8 block-taught short courses (25 contact hours each); ongoing work due up to 10 weeks after the teaching blocks (total workload 150 hours)
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