GEOS5502 Hydrogeology Industry Placement

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)

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.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
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.
Outcomes
Students are able to (1) gain relevant industry experience related to hydrogeology and (2) develop a high level of report writing skills.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
completion of 24 points at Level 4 including GEOS4401 Hydrogeological Systems and approval of the unit coordinator
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
EART8714 Hydrogeology Industry Placement
Contact hours
there are no formal contact hours
Note
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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