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Subject content includes: Physical Hydrogeology, Chemical Hydrogeology, Field Study/Methods and Management and Assessment.
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. Students should be able to:
- Determine the distribution, movement and quality of groundwater using conventional and emerging approaches/technologies;
- Evaluate groundwater flow, storage, recharge and discharge, in the context of resource management, by applying appropriate tests;
- Assess chemical and biogeochemical factors affecting the composition and evolution of groundwater chemistry; and
- Apply knowledge obtained from the course to addressing problems of importance to the minerals and/or water resources industry (e.g. mine tailings dams, contaminant plume mitigation, etc.).
Upon completion of this subject, students should have gained the following generic skills:
- The ability to exercise critical judgement;
- Rigorous and independent thinking;
- Adopted a problem-solving approach to new and unfamiliar tasks; and
- Developed high-level written report presentation skills; oral communication and presentation skills.
Last updated: 10 November 2023