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This unit aims to provide students with knowledge of the structure, composition and mode of formation of the more common rock forming minerals, the classification of rock types and genesis of metallic and non metallic ores. You will gain an appreciation of geological time and a knowledge of the major geological processes that have sculptured and impacted Planet Earth since its formation. On completion of the unit, you will be able to define and identify the more common Earth Resources (minerals, ores, fossil fuels, soil and water), describe the geological processes which form them, and relate these processes to the unifying theory of Geology, Plate Tectonics. The principles of geoconservation, geoheritage and sustainability are introduced and embedded as themes throughout this unit.
Career Level: Undergraduate
Unit Level: Level 2
Credit Points: 6
Student Contribution Band: 8
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load: 0.125
Pre-requisites or Co-requisites
There are no requisites for this unit.
Important note: Students enrolled in a subsequent unit who failed their pre-requisite unit,
should drop the subsequent unit before the census date or within 10 working days of Fail grade notification.
Students who do not drop the unit in this timeframe cannot later drop the unit without academic and financial liability.
See details in the Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework).
Offerings For Term 1 - 2024
All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes –
in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory.
International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet
both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period
(satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).
This unit has a Compulsory Residential School for distance mode students and the details are:
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