Coastal Environmental Geomorphology (GEOL90030)
Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25Off Campus
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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.
- 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: 3 November 2022