Natural Hazards and their Management - GEOS3621

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: School of Biological, Earth & Environmental Sciences

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Undergraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

Enrolment Requirements:

Prerequisite: GEOS2641 or ENVS2030, and GEOS2721

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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Field-based course in New Zealand to explore coupled human-environment systems context of natural hazards. Explore key hazards and their management in the field; include measurement of human and physical system problems; data collection and analysis; pre-departure essay; post-field report; teamwork with oral presentations whilst in the field. Topics include earthquakes, tsunamis, landslides; human perception; building design; urban planning; risk management; case studies. Students will incur costs to cover airfare, insurance, ground transportation, accommodation and food.

Note: This course is in a short course format with 2 days at UNSW and 6 days in New Zealand.

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