|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This course will provide an introduction to simple procedural programming in python with applications to Earth Data Sciences. We will teach you how to manipulate and transform data in simple ways, plotting, mapping, visualisation, interpolation, gridding, function fitting, and exporting data / images into common, interchangeable data formats.
We will learn how to orchestrate common earth science python software applications including plate reconstruction (pygplates), seismic data set acquisition and analysis (obspy), meshing and interpolation (stripy).
We will learn how to use the many publicly available extensions and modules to python, particularly those which allow efficient computation and scientific analysis, for example numpy and scipy.
We will learn how to solve very simple differential equations with application to geothermal energy and ground water flow, statistical analysis of data sets, online data repository
Intended learning outcomes
- This subject aims to equip students with discipline-specific knowledge and expertise appropriate for post-graduate research in the field;
- Equip students with discipline-specific knowledge and expertise enabling them to take their place as professional geologists in industry or government organisations;
- an ability to identify the kind of digital information and software most appropriate to solving geological problems;
- confidence and competence to interrogate geological problems employing modern digital techniques including a modern programming language.
- Exercise critical judgement;
- undertake rigorous and independent thinking;
- adopt a problem-solving approach to new and unfamiliar tasks
Eligibility and requirements
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|COMP90059||Introduction to Python Programming||
Recommended background knowledge
Familiarity with python language, and a background in earth or atmospheric sciences.
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
- Programming practicals, including code, analysis and annotation (totalling 1000 words; individual write-ups) due during the teaching period (45%)
- Programming assignments, including code, analysis and annotation (totalling 1500 words) due one week after the end of the teaching period (55%)
Dates & times
Coordinator Louis Moresi Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 40 hours - 5 x 4 hour seminars, 5 x 4 hour workshops Total time commitment 80 hours Pre teaching start date 9 April 2018 Pre teaching requirements Please refer to the VIEPS website for details of the pre-readings for this subject: https://vieps.earthsci.unimelb.edu.au/course/info.php?id=19 Teaching period 16 April 2018 to 20 April 2018 Last self-enrol date 21 April 2018 Census date 16 April 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 21 April 2018 Assessment period ends 27 April 2018
April contact information
Time commitment details
Additional delivery details
This subject is taught through the Victorian Institute of Earth and Planetary Sciences: https://vieps.earthsci.unimelb.edu.au/.
There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.
- Related Handbook entries
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.