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951

EARTHSCI 305

: Tectonics and Geodynamics
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Causes and effects of motions of the Earth's lithosphere drawn from across geosciences. Exposure to seminal literature covering various geological, geophysical and modelling tools and methods used for deciphering deformation at divergent and convergent plate margins. Provides a strong foundation in tectonophysics and experience in critical evaluation of the scientific literature.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: EARTHSCI 204 or GEOLOGY 204
Restriction: GEOLOGY 305
952

EARTHSCI 307

: Earth's Changing Climate
2024 Semester One (1243)
An exploration of long-term climatic and environmental variability from deep time to the present - all placed in the context of our warming world. Emphasis is on the nature and drivers of climate change, and the tools used for analysis of past climate impacts on Earth landscapes, the hydrosphere and the biosphere.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 45 points at Stage II, including 15 points from EARTHSCI 201, 202, 220, GEOG 260-263, or equivalent
953

EARTHSCI 307

: From Ice House to Greenhouse
2023 Semester One (1233)
An exploration of the evolution of long-term climatic and environmental variability placed in the context of our warming world. The topic is multi-disciplinary and examines aspects of paleoceanography, sea-level change, paleo ice sheets, paleohydrology, paleoecology, paleolimnology, and speleothems as well as the techniques used to extract the records of climate change that they contain.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 45 points at Stage II, including 15 points from EARTHSCI 201, 202, 220, GEOG 260-263, or equivalent
954

EARTHSCI 307

: Dynamic Quaternary Environments
2020 Semester One (1203)
An advanced understanding of the evolution and variability of climate and environment during the Quaternary Period (last 2.6 million years). The focus of the course is on the identification of these and the use of biological, physical and geochemical proxy methods. The topic is multi-disciplinary and will examine aspects of paleoceanography, sea-level change, paleoglaciology, paleohydrology, paleoecology, paleolimnology, dendroclimatology and speleothems.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 45 points at Stage II, including 15 points from EARTHSCI 201, 202, 220, GEOG 260-263, GEOLOGY 201, 202, or equivalent
955

EARTHSCI 308

: Tectonic and Magmatic Systems
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Explores the tectonic and magmatic evolution of Earth and planetary systems, including their formation, composition, and how they deform. Students are exposed to seminal literature covering the various geological, geochemical, geophysical, and modelling tools and methods used for deciphering Earth deformation and magmatism, and the critical feedbacks between these processes. Recommended preparation: EARTHSCI 203, 208
Subject: Earth Sciences
Restriction: EARTHSCI 304, 305
956

EARTHSCI 308

: Tectonic and Magmatic Systems
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Explores the tectonic and magmatic evolution of Earth and planetary systems, including their formation, composition, and how they deform. Students are exposed to seminal literature covering the various geological, geochemical, geophysical, and modelling tools and methods used for deciphering Earth deformation and magmatism, and the critical feedbacks between these processes. Recommended preparation: EARTHSCI 203, 208
Subject: Earth Sciences
Restriction: EARTHSCI 304, 305
957

EARTHSCI 308

: Tectonic and Magmatic Systems
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Explores the tectonic and magmatic evolution of Earth and planetary systems, including their formation, composition, and how they deform. Students are exposed to seminal literature covering the various geological, geochemical, geophysical, and modelling tools and methods used for deciphering Earth deformation and magmatism, and the critical feedbacks between these processes. Recommended preparation: EARTHSCI 203, 208
Subject: Earth Sciences
Restriction: EARTHSCI 304, 305
958

EARTHSCI 308

: Tectonic and Magmatic Systems
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Explores the tectonic and magmatic evolution of Earth and planetary systems, including their formation, composition, and how they deform. Students are exposed to seminal literature covering the various geological, geochemical, geophysical, and modelling tools and methods used for deciphering Earth deformation and magmatism, and the critical feedbacks between these processes. Recommended preparation: EARTHSCI 203, 208
Subject: Earth Sciences
Restriction: EARTHSCI 304, 305
959

EARTHSCI 315

: Analytical Skills in Geology
2021 Semester One (1213)
A laboratory and field-based course expanding a student’s ability to collect, synthesise and analyse the range of datasets encountered in Earth Sciences, in disciplines such as geochemistry, sedimentology, structural geology and geophysics. Activities focus around a residential geological field-trip, where students develop advanced quantitative field skills in geologically diverse settings, and provide a report synthesising and interpreting their collected data.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: EARTHSCI 220, 30 points from EARTHSCI 202, 203, 208, 262 and a Grade Point Average of 5.0 or higher
960

EARTHSCI 320

: Practice in Earth Sciences 2
2024 Semester One (1243)
A practical and field based course that embeds theory and work flows to enable students to read, document and interpret complex and vulnerable landforms and landscapes in 4-D. Students will be required to participate in a residential field experience and undertake independent field work.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: EARTHSCI 220
Restriction: EARTHSCI 301, GEOG 330
961

EARTHSCI 320

: Practice in Earth Sciences 2
2023 Semester One (1233)
A practical and field based course that embeds theory and work flows to enable students to read, document and interpret complex and vulnerable landforms and landscapes in 4-D. Students will be required to participate in a residential field experience and undertake independent field work.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: EARTHSCI 220
Restriction: EARTHSCI 301, GEOG 330
962

EARTHSCI 320

: Practice in Earth Sciences 2
2022 Semester One (1223)
A practical and field based course that embeds theory and work flows to enable students to read, document and interpret complex and vulnerable landforms and landscapes in 4-D. Students will be required to participate in a residential field experience and undertake independent field work.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: EARTHSCI 220
Restriction: EARTHSCI 301, GEOG 330
963

EARTHSCI 330

: Research Methods in Physical Geography
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Research design and associated research methods from the component fields of physical geography. A residential field trip forms a focus for the course. On this trip, students will work under supervision in small groups and apply selected research methods and techniques to a research project. Fieldwork will be followed by the development and presentation of the research project.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 201, 260, GEOG 260 and 15 points from GEOG 331, 332, 334, 351
Restriction: GEOG 330
964

EARTHSCI 361

: Imaging the Subsurface
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Geophysical imaging of the subsurface utilises contrasting rock and fluid properties. Applications include environmental, engineering, resource, hazard, and tectonic studies. Students will acquire and interpret geophysical data by attending a one-day field trip and through laboratory sessions.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Earth Sciences, Environmental Physics, Geophysics
Restriction: GEOLOGY 361, GEOPHYS 361
965

EARTHSCI 361

: Imaging the Subsurface
2022 Semester Two (1225)
Geophysical imaging of the subsurface utilises contrasting rock and fluid properties. Applications include environmental, engineering, resource, hazard, and tectonic studies. Students will acquire and interpret geophysical data by attending a one-day field trip and through laboratory sessions.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points at Stage II in Earth Sciences, Environmental Physics, Geophysics
Restriction: GEOLOGY 361, GEOPHYS 361
966

EARTHSCI 361

: Exploration Geophysics
2021 Semester Two (1215)
Introduction to geophysical methods and their applications. The course will provide a comprehensive overview on seismic methods, an introduction to gravity, electric, magnetic, electromagnetic, and radar techniques, and a short overview on other methods. Applications include hydrocarbon exploration, mineral exploration, studies of the shallow sub-surface and the deep Earth. Recommended preparation: Understanding of mathematics covered in MATHS 102 or 110 and geology covered in EARTHSCI 103 or 120 is assumed.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 201-204, 220, GEOLOGY 201-204, 220, PHYSICS 230, 231
Restriction: GEOLOGY 361, GEOPHYS 361
967

EARTHSCI 361

: Exploration Geophysics
2020 Semester Two (1205)
Introduction to geophysical methods and their applications. The course will provide a comprehensive overview on seismic methods, an introduction to gravity, electric, magnetic, electromagnetic, and radar techniques, and a short overview on other methods. Applications include hydrocarbon exploration, mineral exploration, studies of the shallow sub-surface and the deep Earth. Recommended preparation: Understanding of mathematics covered in MATHS 102 or 110 and geology covered in EARTHSCI 103 or 120 is assumed.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 15 points from EARTHSCI 201-204, 220, GEOLOGY 201-204, 220, PHYSICS 230, 231
Restriction: GEOLOGY 361, GEOPHYS 361
968

EARTHSCI 372

: Engineering Geology
2024 Semester One (1243)
An integration of quantitative and qualitative concepts in geology as applied to engineering projects. Fundamentals of soil and rock mechanics will be introduced. Topics covered in the course include landslides, dewatering schemes, contaminant transport, foundations, mines (open-pit and underground), dams, tunnels, urban geology, and transportation infrastructures. Case studies are used in lectures to demonstrate the importance of geology and water to engineering projects. Fieldwork is required.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: CIVIL 220 or EARTHSCI 201 or 220 or GEOLOGY 201, and 30 points from EARTHSCI 201-263, GEOG 260-263, GEOLOGY 202-205
Restriction: CIVIL 726, GEOLOGY 372
969

EARTHSCI 372

: Engineering Geology
2023 Semester Two (1235)
An integration of quantitative and qualitative concepts in geology as applied to engineering projects. Fundamentals of soil and rock mechanics will be introduced. Topics covered in the course include landslides, dewatering schemes, contaminant transport, foundations, mines (open-pit and underground), dams, tunnels, urban geology, and transportation infrastructures. Case studies are used in lectures to demonstrate the importance of geology and water to engineering projects. Fieldwork is required.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: CIVIL 220 or EARTHSCI 201 or 220 or GEOLOGY 201, and 30 points from EARTHSCI 201-263, GEOG 260-263, GEOLOGY 202-205
Restriction: CIVIL 726, GEOLOGY 372
970

EARTHSCI 372

: Engineering Geology
2022 Semester Two (1225)
An integration of quantitative and qualitative concepts in geology as applied to engineering projects. Fundamentals of soil and rock mechanics will be introduced. Topics covered in the course include landslides, dewatering schemes, contaminant transport, foundations, mines (open-pit and underground), dams, tunnels, urban geology, and transportation infrastructures. Case studies are used in lectures to demonstrate the importance of geology and water to engineering projects. Fieldwork is required.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: CIVIL 220 or EARTHSCI 201 or 220 or GEOLOGY 201, and 30 points from EARTHSCI 201-263, GEOG 260-263, GEOLOGY 202-205
Restriction: CIVIL 726, GEOLOGY 372
971

EARTHSCI 372

: Engineering Geology
2021 Semester Two (1215)
An integration of quantitative and qualitative concepts in geology as applied to engineering projects. Fundamentals of soil and rock mechanics will be introduced. Topics covered in the course include landslides, dewatering schemes, contaminant transport, foundations, mines (open-pit and underground), dams, tunnels, urban geology, and transportation infrastructures. Case studies are used in lectures to demonstrate the importance of geology and water to engineering projects. Fieldwork is required.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: CIVIL 220 or EARTHSCI 201 or 220 or GEOLOGY 201, and 30 points from EARTHSCI 201-263, GEOG 260-263, GEOLOGY 202-205
Restriction: CIVIL 726, GEOLOGY 372
972

EARTHSCI 372

: Engineering Geology
2020 Semester Two (1205)
An integration of quantitative and qualitative concepts in geology as applied to engineering projects. Fundamentals of soil and rock mechanics will be introduced. Topics covered in the course include landslides, dewatering schemes, contaminant transport, foundations, mines (open-pit and underground), dams, tunnels, urban geology, and transportation infrastructures. Case studies are used in lectures to demonstrate the importance of geology and water to engineering projects. Fieldwork is required.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: CIVIL 220 or EARTHSCI 201 or 220 or GEOLOGY 201, and 30 points from EARTHSCI 201-263, GEOG 260-263, GEOLOGY 202-205
Restriction: CIVIL 726, GEOLOGY 372
973

EARTHSCI 399

: Capstone: Earth Sciences
2024 Semester Two (1245)
Conducting an Earth Science investigation involving a range of skills, as practised in research and industry careers. Students will undertake an independent research project involving field, desktop and/or laboratory work, and communicate the results in written and oral formats. Skills gained include ability to design a research project, collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative Earth Science data, and research communication.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage III in Earth Sciences
974

EARTHSCI 399

: Capstone: Earth Sciences
2023 Semester Two (1235)
Conducting an Earth Science investigation involving a range of skills, as practised in research and industry careers. Students will undertake an independent research project involving field, desktop and/or laboratory work, and communicate the results in written and oral formats. Skills gained include ability to design a research project, collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative Earth Science data, and research communication.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage III in Earth Sciences
975

EARTHSCI 399

: Capstone: Earth Sciences
2023 Semester One (1233)
Conducting an Earth Science investigation involving a range of skills, as practised in research and industry careers. Students will undertake an independent research project involving field, desktop and/or laboratory work, and communicate the results in written and oral formats. Skills gained include ability to design a research project, collect and analyse qualitative and quantitative Earth Science data, and research communication.
Subject: Earth Sciences
Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage III in Earth Sciences