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Practical Igneous Petrology (GEOL90034)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 6.25On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEOL90034
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

The course is intended for Honours students and other Post-Graduate students with an interest in the formation and evolution of basic and ultrabasic magmas and their relationship to magmatic ore 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;
  • understand key theoretical aspects of igneous petrology and geochemistry and their practical applications;
  • interpret examples of magmatic intrusions and different magmatic suites;
  • understand applications of melt inclusions in igneous petrology and geochemistry.

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: 19 January 2018