|Year of offer||2018|
|Subject level||Graduate coursework|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
The course will provide an overview of the geology of major Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulphide deposits, PGE deposits, and diamond deposits with an emphasis on the processes controlling their genesis and how this information can be applied in exploration. The course will also introduce some of the theoretical concepts involved in ore formation such as the factors controlling sulphur solubility in mafic magmas and the roles of partial melting and crustal contamination in the genesis of Ni-Cu-(PGE) sulfide deposits.
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;
- employ geochemical and/or geochronological data to determine the relationships between magmatism, metamorphism, deformation and sedimentation;
- understand the theoretical concepts of ore formation and the role of magmas;
- to interpret and analyse samples to link theoretical concepts to exploration.
- 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.
Eligibility and requirements
Recommended background knowledge
Knowledge of third-year geology strongly recommended
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
- A group exercise and seminar equivalent to 500 words, due Day 5 (20%)
- Four equally weighted practical exercises collectively equivalent to 1000 words, due Days 1-4 (40%)
- 1 hour multiple choice exam, held on Day 5 (40%)
Dates & times
Principal coordinator Kevin Walsh Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 16 hours of lectures and 18 hours of practicals Total time commitment 85 hours Pre teaching start date 16 April 2018 Pre teaching requirements Pre-reading to be completed in pre-teaching period. Teaching period 30 April 2018 to 4 May 2018 Last self-enrol date 18 April 2018 Census date 30 April 2018 Last date to withdraw without fail 1 May 2018 Assessment period ends 4 May 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/.
Reading expected to be completed in the pre-teaching period.
- 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.