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Environmental Geology Field Techniques (GEOL90046)

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Year of offer2018
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeGEOL90046
September - Off Campus
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This module outlines the fundamental theory and techniques of field work in environmental geology. It aims to give students the essential tools for the assessement of environmental hazards associated with mining operations and how to measure their effects.

Intended learning outcomes

On completion of this subjects, it is intended that students will be able to conduct field analyses of acid drainage chemistry and mine tailings, piezometer measurements and analysis in porous aquifers, and use a range of geophysical techniques, including resistivity and electromagnetics.

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

Last updated: 15 February 2018