Fundamentals of Geology - GEOS1111

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

Excluded: GENS7601

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This course provides a sound basis in Geology to those wishing to pursue professional careers as geologists, mining and petroleum engineers and environmental earth scientists. It will also be of interest to those who wish to understand more about the nature and origin of earth materials. The fundamental properties of minerals and rocks and the processes by which they form are described. Geological history and structure and consequences for the formation and preservation of mineral, coal and petroleum resources are considered. Methods for the analysis, description and definition of geological materials and resources are provided.
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