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Coastal Environmental Geomorphology (GEOL90030)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25Off Campus

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEOL90030
April - Off Campus
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Field observations and tasks include: nature and origin of the coastal materials, geomorphic processes, environmental history, coastal management topics such as hazard/risk assessment, steep coast dynamics, beach maintenance and nourishment, impact of marinas and other engineering structures, indications and implications of sea-level rise, and conservation of significant and sensitive geoscience sites.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Develop the geological mapping skills of students;
  • 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;
  • provide students with the confidence and competence to hone their field mapping techniques;
  • appreciate the biophysical processes that affect the regolith, e.g., weathering, erosion and transport; physically interpret coastal geomorphological processes and their relevance to landscape evolution along the coast.

Generic skills

  • Exercise critical judgement;
  • undertake rigorous and independent thinking;
  • adopt a problem-solving approach to new and unfamiliar tasks;
  • develop high-level written report and/or oral presentation skills;
  • interrogate, synthesise and interpret the published literature;
  • work as part of a team.

Last updated: 29 March 2019