Engineering and Environmental Geology - 2016

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Unit summary

ENR120

  • Level of Study: Undergraduate Level 1
  • Study load: 0.125 EFTSL
  • Delivery method: Web Dependent
  • Prerequisites: No
  • Duration: 13 weeks
  • Government loans available: HECS-HELP
  • Availability for 2016: SP1
  • Availability for 2017: SP1
  • Assessment: Invigilated Exam - Theory & practical (45%) , Practical 1 - Exercises (20%) - Learn more

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2016 Fees
AUD$
Domestic 1,114.00
HECS 1,114.00

The aim of this unit is to provide students with the knowledge and skills to develop an understanding and appreciation of the processes and materials of the physical environment and the interaction between these and human activity and constructions.

Please note: This unit has an on-campus attendance requirement. For more information, please visit the On-campus Schedules section of the course page.

At the completion of this unit students will be able to:

  1. recognise the significance of rock and mineral properties on engineering and environmental problems
  2. outline the structure and composition of the Earth, and the relationship of plate tectonics to Earth processes
  3. describe a range of techniquies that can be used to investigate geological features
  4. contribute to informed discussion about the impact of geological phenomena on environmental issues
  5. identify engineering activities that have environmental impacts, and propose effective solutions to environmental problems
  6. record information about geological field relationships and use it to construct and interpret simple geological maps.
  • Invigilated Exam — Theory & practical (45%)
  • Practical 1 — Exercises (20%)
  • Quiz (10%)
  • Report (25%)
For more information on invigilated exams see Exams and results

There are no prerequisites for this unit.

  • Additional materials — Students will require Windows Vista, Windows 7 or higher. UniSA does not support Windows XP.
  • Audio/Visual equipment — Audio headset with microphone are required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
  • Broadband access — Recommended
  • Some on campus attendance — This unit has an on-campus requirement. For more information, please visit the On-campus Requirements section of the course page.

In order to enrol in this unit, you must be accepted into one of the following courses:

Please visit the course details page and read the Requirements tab for more information about eligibility.

This unit addresses the following topics.

NumberTopic
1Common geological materials
2Engineering impact on geology and the environment
3General environmental considerations
4Climate considerations
5Field geology

This unit is delivered using the following methods and materials:

Instructional Methods

  • Audio/Video conferencing
  • Discussion Forum/Discussion Board
  • Embedded Multimedia
  • Glossary
  • Online Quizzes/Tests
  • Online assignment submission
  • Podcasting/Lecture capture
  • Standard Media
  • Web links

Print based materials

  • Welcome Letter

Online materials

  • Audio/Video - Streaming
  • Online Assessment
  • Quizzes
  • Resources and Links

This unit is a core requirement in the following courses:

This unit may be eligible for credit towards other courses:

  1. Many undergraduate courses on offer through OUA include 'open elective' where any OUA unit can be credited to the course. You need to check the Award Requirements on the course page for the number of allowed open electives and any level limitations.
  2. In other cases, the content of this unit might be relevant to a course on offer through OUA or elsewhere. In order to receive credit for this unit in the course you will need to supply the provider institution with a copy of the Unit Profile in the approved format, which you can download here. Note that the Unit Profile is set at the start of the year, and if textbooks change this may not match the Co-Op textbook list.

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a unit.

Click on the titles of the listed books below to find out more:

Required textbooks

  • Earth Portrait of a Planet 5E International Student

    By:Marshak

    ISBN: 9780730321972

    Format:Print

    Supplier:Go to The Co-op Bookshop


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