PHYG12003 Geological Science

Course description

To provide the student with a knowledge of the structure, composition and mode of formation of the common rocks and materials. Students will also gain knowledge of the geological processes which sculptured the earth since its formation. On completion of the course, the student will be able to define and identify the more common rock types, describe the processes which form them, and relate these processes to each other within the context of the unifying theory of Geology: Plate Tectonics. It is intended to develop some of the themes briefly developed in the first-year science course, Environmental Science A (ENVR 11011). While not a prerequisite, it would be advantageous to have completed this course. In addition students should not take this course (PHYG 12003) at first year level unless they have a strong interest or prior exposure to Geology.

Course at a glance

Faculty: Faculty of Engineering and Physical Systems
Career: Undergraduate
Units of credit: 6
Requisites: This course has no pre/co-requisites
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
EFTSL 0.12500

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