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Undergraduate | UNE-GEOL110 | 2024

Our Blue Planet

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Get a grounding in geology and geography with this broad introduction to the inner workings of our planet. Suitable for anyone looking to understand more about Earth, this subject provides a good basis for further study in the natural sciences. 

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Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
21 Oct 2024,
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Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
16 weeks

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Our Blue Planet

About this subject

  • Upon completion of this subject, students will be able to:

    1. demonstrate a broad technical and theoretical knowledge of fundamental concepts in geology including stratigraphy, palaeontology, tectonics,  geologic structures, metamorphism, natural hazards and mineral and energy resources;
    2. identify the most common rocks and minerals and understand processes leading to their formation/occurrence;
    3. understand and interpret geologic and topographic maps; and
    4. communicate geoscientific information to others using written and verbal formats.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - There is a mandatory 4 day intensive school for this subject. Dates for this intensive school to be advised.
  • Equipment requirements - Headphones or speakers ( required to listen to lecture and other media provided in units, a USB style headset has proven to provide superior audio quality to the jack style headset when used for online teaching software). Headset, including microphone (highly recommended for participation in virtual classrooms). Webcam (may be required for participation in virtual classrooms and/or media presentations).
  • Software requirements - It is essential for students to have reliable internet access in order to participate in and complete your units, regardless of whether they contain an on campus attendance or intensive school component. Please refer students to link for requirements:
  • Travel requirements - Travel may be required to attend the Mandatory Intensive School for this subject.
  • Other requirements -

    Textbook information is not available until approximately 8 weeks prior to the commencement of the Teaching period.
    Students are expected to purchase prescribed material.
    Textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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