Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.
Engineering and Environmental Geology
Dig into the physical environment and unearth the interaction between people and construction. Reveal engineering impacts on the environment. Expose Earth’s surface materials and the geological processes caused by people and the natural environment.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- recognise the significance of rock and mineral properties on engineering and environmental problems
- outline the structure and composition of the Earth, and the relationship of plate tectonics to Earth processes
- describe a range of techniquies that can be used to investigate geological features
- contribute to informed discussion about the impact of geological phenomena on environmental issues
- identify engineering activities that have environmental impacts, and propose effective solutions to environmental problems
- record information about geological field relationships and use it to construct and interpret simple geological maps.
- Common geological materials
- Engineering impact on geology and the environment
- General environmental considerations
- Climate considerations
- Field geology
In order to enrol in this subject, you must be accepted into one of the following degrees:
- AttendanceDetails - This subject has a 3 day on-campus attendance requirement. The on-campus schedule for Study Period 1 is Tuesday 21 April - Thursday 23 April 2020.
- EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone are required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
- OtherDetails -
Travel and accommodation resources
- Map of Mawson Lakes Campus
- UniSA advice on temporary accommodation (Information on student accommodation, backpackers, affordable hotels, serviced apartments, Aboriginal hostels)
- Getting to Mawson Lakes (including links to the Adelaide Metro transport system)
- Please note that you may also be eligible for a travel subsidy from OUA.
The aim of this subject 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 subject has an on-campus attendance requirement. For more information, please visit the On-campus Schedules section of the degree page.
- Examination (45%)
- Report (25%)
- Quiz (10%)
- Continuous Assessment (20%)