GEOS5023 Hydrogeology Field Excursion

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Content
This unit provides students with a UWA-guided field excursion to a major hydrogeological region in Western Australia during which students gain experience in collection, analysis and interpretation of hydrogeological and other relevant data. Activities undertaken during the field excursion provide an opportunity to measure and interpret hydrogeological data and apply fundamental hydrogeological concepts to establish key aspects of the groundwater system.

Students will gain practical experience in multiple areas of hydrogeology, which may include applications in mining, agriculture and environmental management.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) demonstrate knowledge of hydrogeological systems; (2) collect, analyse and interpret hydrogeological data; and (3) demonstrate understanding of scientific method and professional conduct, and skills in scientific communication.
Assessment
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) field-based exercises and (2) individual field report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Sarah Bourke
Unit rules
Prerequisites:
GEOS4401 Hydrogeological Systems
or
equivalent, and unit coordinator approval
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):
Field trip (estimated cost - $350).
Contact hours
Attendance on campus 2 weeks for preparatory workshops. Attendance on field excursion for 5-10 days depending on location. Preparatory workshops and reading undertaken prior to the field excursion, participation in the field excursion and completion of final field report after the field excursion is expected to be ~150 hours.
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