• Code EMSC4005
  • Unit Value 3 to 24 units
  • Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences, Geology
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Bradley Opdyke
    • Dr Rhodri Davies
    • Prof Ian Campbell
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2018
    First Semester 2018
    Second Semester 2018
    See Future Offerings

Honours in Geology/Earth and Marine Science is offered as an additional year of study for the Bachelor of Science program.

The principal component of the 10 months Honours course involves a research project conducted under supervision of a research scientist. In addition, students are expected to attend various workshops and seminars, do several units of coursework, write a research proposal, a progress report and present seminars on their research work. The major item of assessment is the thesis.

In addition to meeting the entry requirements defined by the College, students must have the agreement of a member of the academic staff to supervise their project, and the agreement of the Honours convener.  Students should discuss their intention to undertake an Honours project with the Honours convenor and their potential supervisors at least several months before the proposed starting date.

Learning Outcomes

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

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

1. A solid understanding of one or more specialist fields in Earth and Marine Sciences..
2. Demonstrate an ability to carry out high quality original research.
3. The ability to evaluate critically technical reports and journal articles.
4. The ability to write scientific reports at a standard suitable for publication in international refereed journals.
5. Communicate research concepts and contexts clearly. 

Indicative Assessment

Seminar/Oral Presentation 10% (LO 1, 2, 5)
Written Thesis 90% (LO 1-5) 

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Workload

65 course hours per 3 units

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the Research School of Earth Sciences to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Assumed Knowledge

A solid grounding in earth sciences (geology, geochemistry, geobiology, geophysics) and/or other cognate disciplines (e.g., chemistry, mathematics, physics, biology, environmental science, engineering). 

Fees

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

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
3 to 24 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
3.00 0.06250
4.00 0.08333
5.00 0.10417
6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
13.00 0.27083
14.00 0.29167
15.00 0.31250
16.00 0.33333
17.00 0.35417
18.00 0.37500
19.00 0.39583
20.00 0.41667
21.00 0.43750
22.00 0.45833
23.00 0.47917
24.00 0.50000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $610 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2018 $860 per unit
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.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1800 01 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 19 Jan 2018 31 Mar 2018 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4583 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
4584 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
4585 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
4586 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
4587 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
4588 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
4589 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A
4590 19 Feb 2018 27 Feb 2018 31 Mar 2018 25 May 2018 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9632 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
9633 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
9634 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
9635 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
9636 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
9637 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
9638 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A
9639 23 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2018 31 Aug 2018 26 Oct 2018 In Person N/A

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