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Area/Catalogue
EART 3012

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Course Level
Undergraduate

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Offered Externally
No

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Course ID
010163

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Unit Value
4.5

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University-wide elective course
No

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Timetable/s
First Semester
(Study Period 2)
Course owner

Course owner
School of Natural and Built Environments

Course aim

The aim of this course is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop an understanding and appreciation of the processes and materials of the physical environment and the interaction between these and human activity and constructions.

Course content

Formation, characteristics and engineering properties of sedimentary, igneous and metamorphic rocks; geological structures and structural mapping; sediments and soil, weathering processes and products, classification of weathered rock; coastal environments and processes; earthquakes and seismic waves; geophysical techniques and remote sensing.

Textbook(s)

Marshak, S 2018, Earth: Portrait of a Planet, 6th edition, W.W. Norton & Company, Inc

Prerequisite(s)

Nil

Corequisite(s)

Nil

Teaching method

Component Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Lecture 2 hours x 12 weeks
Practical 2 hours x 12 weeks
Field Placement (Field work) 1 day x 4 weeks

Note: These components may or may not be scheduled in every study period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.


Assessment

Task Length Weighting Duration
INTERNAL, MAWSON LAKES
Quiz N/A 10% 1 hour
Continuous assessment 1500 words 20% N/A
Report 1000 words 25% N/A
Examination N/A 45% 2 hours

Fees

EFTSL*: 0.125
Commonwealth Supported program (Band 2)
To determine the fee for this course as part of a Commonwealth Supported program, go to:
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Fee-paying program for domestic and international students
International students and students undertaking this course as part of a postgraduate fee paying program must refer to the relevant program home page to determine the cost for undertaking this course.

Non-award enrolment
Non-award tuition fees are set by the Division offering the course. To determine the cost of this course, go to:
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Not all courses are available on all of the above bases, and students must check to ensure that they are permitted to enrol in a particular course.

* Equivalent Full Time Study Load. Please note all EFTSL values are published and calculated at ten decimal places. Values are displayed to three decimal places for ease of interpretation

Course Coordinators

School of Natural and Built Environments
School of Natural and Built Environments

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