ESC3340 - Geophysics: Special topics - 2017

6 points, SCA Band 2, 0.125 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Organisational Unit

School of Earth, Atmosphere and Environment


Associate Professor Peter Betts

Unit guides



  • First semester 2017 (Day)
  • Second semester 2017 (Day)


This unit will provide an opportunity for more numerate students to investigate advanced topics in geophysical surveys, system development, imaging and analysis. It will cater for cross-discipline studies in physics, mathematics, electronics, IT, and geospatial technology. Students will gain an appreciation of innovation in instrumentation and application of new technology for sub-surface imaging.


On completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. Generate geophysical data;
  2. Manipulate geophysical data;
  3. Interpret geophysical data;
  4. Present the outcomes of a research project both orally and in written form.


Combination of written exam(s), assessed practical(s), report(s), and/or oral presentation(s).

The details of assessment will be determined and agreed between third year co-ordinator and student(s) in writing at the beginning of the project.

Workload requirements

Equivalent course work or independent study to 6 points of 3rd year.

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Chief examiner(s)

This unit applies to the following area(s) of study



12 points at level two in ESC, PHS or MTH units.