MING5505 Data Analysis for Geoscience

6 points
Not available in 2019UWA (Perth)Face to face
This unit covers the theory and practice of data presentation, analysis and integration relevant for application to solving problems in geoscience. The unit covers all the main datatypes in common use—notably geological, geophysical and geochemical datasets and their presentation and analysis in vector and raster form. Key themes are data interpolation, enhancement, visualisation, analysis, interpretation and spatial statistics and data integration. The unit makes use of state-of-the-art geographic information systems (GIS) and geophysical data analysis software as may be used in industry.
Students are able to (1) demonstrate competence in the use of ArcGIS and other geoscientific data analysis software as applied to analysing data for geological knowledge discovery; (2) demonstrate understanding of methods for processing geoscientific data; (3) select and use appropriate methods for displaying geoscientific images for effective data interpretation; (4) integrate multiple datasets for exploration targeting using different methods; and (5) demonstrate understanding of the theory, strength and limitations of different types of data analysis methods.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) a major assignment; (2) a short in-class test; and (3) laboratory reports. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Eun-Jung Holden
Unit rules
enrolment in the Master of Ore Deposit Geology (70590)
the Master of Geoscience (72550)
the Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540)
Contact hours
total workload is 150 hours
Unit Outline
Non-standard teaching period [TS-H-2E_2019]
Non-standard teaching period [TS-TP-2_2019]
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