• Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Antony Burnham
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in First Semester 2016
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This course consists of a series of advanced modules from the discipline areas of geochemistry, petrology and tectonics. The course combines advanced theory in these areas with integrated case studies and applications related to current research topics. The course is relevant to understanding the fundamental principles of the geological processes that affect the solid Earth. The course will focus on the physical and chemical characteristic (including isotopic systems) of minerals, fluids and melts and how they influence the differentiation of Earth and contributed to its evolution over time.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. Understand advanced concepts in geochemistry, petrology and tectonics;
  2. Explain the link between the physical and chemical properties of minerals and large scale tectonic processes;
  3. Illustrate how advanced concepts in geochemistry, petrology and tectonics shape current research directions
  4. Apply these concepts to their Masters research project.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

• Theory exam  (50% LO 1, 2, 3)
• Practicals (50% LO 2, 3, 4)


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Workload

Intensive course with a total of 30 hours of lectures and 35 hours of practicals. Students are expected to spend an additional 60 hours on work related to the course


Assumed Knowledge

A Basic knowledge of chemistry.


Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3480
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4638
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3869 15 Feb 2016 26 Feb 2016 31 Mar 2016 27 May 2016 In Person N/A

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