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GEOS5502 Hydrogeology Industry Placement

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit is designed for coursework-focused hydrogeology students to gain important skills in conducting hydrogeological investigations, analysing hydrogeological data, liaison/communication skills and work experience through industry placement. The nature of individual industry placements vary and students can either come with a placement (if approved by the unit coordinator) or one can be provided across a wide range of consultancies, resource exploitation organisations, regulators or research bodies.
Students are able to (1) gain relevant industry experience related to hydrogeology and (2) develop a high level of report writing skills.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a performance report from the industry sponsor for the industry placement, including attendance and (2) an industry placement 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
completion of 24 points at Level 4 including GEOS4401 Hydrogeological Systems and approval of the unit coordinator
EART8714 Hydrogeology Industry Placement
Contact hours
there are no formal contact hours
To ensure successful completion of a placement, students planning to undertake GEOS5502 Hydrogeology Industry Placement should liaise with the unit coordinator prior to the start of the teaching period to ensure that an Industry Placement is available.
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