GEOS5505 Multiscale Tectonic Systems

6 points
(see Timetable)
Non-standard teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit focuses on the interpretation of tectonic processes from small scales to very large scales. Students learn the capabilities and limitations of different types of geological and geophysical data as tools to image the results of tectonic processes, and learn methods to integrate these data. The academic objective of the unit is to provide students with the ability to use multiple datasets to link meaningfully small-scale and large-scale data in a single tectonic synthesis.
Students are able to (1) meaningfully and confidently co-interpret geological and geophysical data; (2) draw defensible links between observations at different scales, showing an understanding of the tectonic processes involved; and (3) concisely and clearly articulate these interpretations in a tectonic synthesis.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a short report; (2) a short presentation; and (3) a unit portfolio. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Dr Alan Aitken
Unit rules
enrolment in Master of Geoscience (72550) or Master of Science (70630) or Master of Ore Deposit Geology (70590) or Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540)
Advisable prior study:
EART3353 Geological Mapping, EART3343 Structural Geology and Tectonics, or equivalents
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 - $150).
Contact hours
60 hours (see unit outline for breakdown)
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