Geophysics

GEOPHYSICS (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Geology and Geophysics) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework core units, and
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Core

GEOL4101 Research Skills in Geology and Geophysics A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Derek Wyman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: variable but typically intensive workshop format: lectures 8-10 hrs/week; 2-4 hours practical Assumed knowledge: Have a coherent understanding of key themes in geology and geophysics within the context of Earth system science, and understand principles and concepts relating to Earth's structure, its internal and external dynamics and evolution. Assessment: students complete two of six modules only, each of the two modules completed contributes 50% of the assessment weighting for the unit; [1x assignment/report (50%)] or [1x report (35%), lab skills practical (15%)] depending on the modules chosen Practical field work: Field Work only in Special Projects Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit must be taken by all students in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours, Geology; and Honours, Geophysics)
Geology and Geophysics are wide-ranging disciplines with specialisations or research topics that involve varying degrees of field work, laboratory analysis, computer modelling, etc. One of their defining characteristics is the need to respond to unique real-world challenges with innovative combinations of acquired knowledge and new research. As environmental and climate challenges multiply and the need for sustainable resource practices intensifies, geologists and geophysicists must continually respond with new strategies for a changing planet. In GEOL4101 and GEOL4102, you will develop the ability to enhance your skill sets in response to specific research challenges. The units are designed to flexibly address your particular research needs by allowing you to select the most relevant two modules from a variety of offerings that include intensive workshop courses developed within the School, field studies in relevant terranes or environments, or short collaboration projects with external institutions or organisations. The units also provide the flexibility to allow the creation of your own unique module that targets your field of investigation. Upon completing these units, you will have gained a deeper understanding of your sub-discipline and research area early in your Honours year, which will facilitate an independent and novel scientific contribution in your field.
GEOL4102 Research Skills in Geology and Geophysics B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Derek Wyman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: variable but typically intensive workshop format: lecture 8-10 hrs/week; 2-4 hours practical Assumed knowledge: Have a coherent understanding of key themes in geology and geophysics within the context of Earth system science, and understand principles and concepts relating to Earth's structure, its internal and external dynamics and evolution. Assessment: students complete two of six modules only, each of the two modules completed contributes 50% of the assessment weighting for the unit; [1x assignment/report (50%)] or [1x report (35%), lab skills practical (15%)] depending on the modules chosen Practical field work: Field Work only in Special Projects Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Note: This unit must be taken by all students in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours, Geology; and Honours, Geophysics)
Geology and Geophysics are wide-ranging disciplines with specialisations or research topics that involve varying degrees of field work, laboratory analysis, computer modelling, etc. One of their defining characteristics is the need to respond to unique real-world challenges with innovative combinations of acquired knowledge and new research. As environmental and climate challenges multiply and the need for sustainable resource practices intensifies, geologists and geophysicists must continually respond with new strategies for a changing planet. In GEOL4101 and GEOL4102, you will develop the ability to enhance your skill sets in response to specific research challenges. The units are designed to flexibly address your particular research needs by allowing you to select the most relevant two modules from a variety of offerings that include intensive workshop courses developed within the School, field studies in relevant terranes or environments, or short collaboration projects with external institutions or organisations. The units also provide the flexibility to allow the creation of your own unique module that targets your field of investigation. Upon completing these units, you will have gained a deeper understanding of your sub-discipline and research area early in your Honours year, which will facilitate an independent and novel scientific contribution in your field.

Honours Core Research Project

GEOP4103 Geophysics Honours Project A

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Derek Wyman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Assessment: oral presentation (10%), thesis (90%) Practical field work: Honours in Geophysics may involve practical fieldwork. Arrangements will differ between students and be tailored to the specific requirements of research topics. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Independent research can be a life changing experience. In this unit you will complete a research project in the discipline of Geophysics. Together with your supervisor, you will identify a novel research question and develop a hypothesis. You will then design and carry out experiments to test your hypothesis. In terms of assessment, you will communicate the research plan and findings through written tasks and oral presentations culminating in a 20, 000 word honours thesis. Successful completion of your Honours will clearly demonstrate that you have mastered significant research and professional skills for either undertaking a PhD or any variety of future careers.
GEOP4104 Geophysics Honours Project B

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Derek Wyman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Corequisites: GEOP4103 Assessment: oral presentation (10%), thesis (90%) Practical field work: Honours in Geophysics may involve practical fieldwork. Arrangements will differ between students and be tailored to the specific requirements of research topics. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Independent research can be a life changing experience. In this unit you will complete a research project in the discipline of Geophysics. Together with your supervisor, you will identify a novel research question and develop a hypothesis. You will then design and carry out experiments to test your hypothesis. In terms of assessment, you will communicate the research plan and findings through written tasks and oral presentations culminating in a 20, 000 word honours thesis. Successful completion of your Honours will clearly demonstrate that you have mastered significant research and professional skills for either undertaking a PhD or any variety of future careers.
GEOP4105 Geophysics Honours Project C

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Derek Wyman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Corequisites: GEOP4104 Assessment: oral presentation (10%), thesis (90%) Practical field work: Honours in Geophysics may involve practical fieldwork. Arrangements will differ between students and be tailored to the specific requirements of research topics. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Independent research can be a life changing experience. In this unit you will complete a research project in the discipline of Geophysics. Together with your supervisor, you will identify a novel research question and develop a hypothesis. You will then design and carry out experiments to test your hypothesis. In terms of assessment, you will communicate the research plan and findings through written tasks and oral presentations culminating in a 20, 000 word honours thesis. Successful completion of your Honours will clearly demonstrate that you have mastered significant research and professional skills for either undertaking a PhD or any variety of future careers.
GEOP4106 Geophysics Honours Project D

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Derek Wyman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Corequisites: GEOP4105 Assessment: oral presentation (10%), thesis (90%) Practical field work: Honours in Geophysics may involve practical fieldwork. Arrangements will differ between students and be tailored to the specific requirements of research topics. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Independent research can be a life changing experience. In this unit you will complete a research project in the discipline of Geophysics. Together with your supervisor, you will identify a novel research question and develop a hypothesis. You will then design and carry out experiments to test your hypothesis. In terms of assessment, you will communicate the research plan and findings through written tasks and oral presentations culminating in a 20, 000 word honours thesis. Successful completion of your Honours will clearly demonstrate that you have mastered significant research and professional skills for either undertaking a PhD or any variety of future careers.
GEOP4107 Geophysics Honours Project E

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Derek Wyman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Corequisites: GEOP4106 Assessment: oral presentation (10%), thesis (90%) Practical field work: Honours in Geophysics may involve practical fieldwork. Arrangements will differ between students and be tailored to the specific requirements of research topics. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Independent research can be a life changing experience. In this unit you will complete a research project in the discipline of Geophysics. Together with your supervisor, you will identify a novel research question and develop a hypothesis. You will then design and carry out experiments to test your hypothesis. In terms of assessment, you will communicate the research plan and findings through written tasks and oral presentations culminating in a 20, 000 word honours thesis. Successful completion of your Honours will clearly demonstrate that you have mastered significant research and professional skills for either undertaking a PhD or any variety of future careers.
GEOP4108 Geophysics Honours Project F

Credit points: 6 Teacher/Coordinator: Derek Wyman Session: Semester 1,Semester 2 Classes: individual work supported by the supervisor Corequisites: GEOP4107 Assessment: oral presentation (10%), thesis (90%) Practical field work: Honours in Geophysics may involve practical fieldwork. Arrangements will differ between students and be tailored to the specific requirements of research topics. Campus: Camperdown/Darlington, Sydney Mode of delivery: Supervision
Independent research can be a life changing experience. In this unit you will complete a research project in the discipline of Geophysics. Together with your supervisor, you will identify a novel research question and develop a hypothesis. You will then design and carry out experiments to test your hypothesis. In terms of assessment, you will communicate the research plan and findings through written tasks and oral presentations culminating in a 20, 000 word honours thesis. Successful completion of your Honours will clearly demonstrate that you have mastered significant research and professional skills for either undertaking a PhD or any variety of future careers.