This course is for Honours students
This course consists of a series of modules dealing with advanced geophysical methods used to explore Earth. The course combines advanced theory in these areas with integrated case studies and applications related to current research topics. Typical topics covered in the course include Earth deformation, seismology, remote sensing of the Earth, structure and evolution of planetary interiors and satellite geodesy.
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:
Understand advanced concepts in geophysics
- Evaluate data using different processing and enhancement techniques, and explain their application and limitations
Illustrate how advanced concepts in geophysics shape current research directions; and
Apply these concepts to their Honours research project
Assessment will be based on:
• Theory exam (50% LO 1-3); and
• Practicals and/or assignments (50% LO 2-4).
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WorkloadA mix of lectures, pracs and discussion. Students are expected to spend an average of a further 6 hours per week on work related to the course.
Requisite and Incompatibility
You will need to contact the Research School of Earth Sciences to request a permission code to enrol in this course.
Maths and Physics
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- Unit value:
- 6 units
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