Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

At the completion of this subject 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.
  • Topics

    • Common geological materials
    • Engineering impact on geology and the environment
    • General environmental considerations
    • Climate considerations
    • Field geology
  • Study resources

    • Instructional Methods

      • Audio/Video conferencing
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Glossary
      • Online Quizzes/Tests
      • Online assignment submission
    • Online Materials

      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Audio-Video streaming
      • Quizzes
      • Online Assessment

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

  • AttendanceDetails - This subject has a 3 day on-campus attendance requirement. The on-campus schedule for Study Period 1 2018 is 9am Monday 9 April 2018 to 4pm Wednesday 11 April 2018.
  • EquipmentDetails - Audio headset with microphone are required to access weekly consultation and help desk facilities.
  • OtherDetails -

    Travel and accommodation resources

    Financial support

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.

  • Assignment 1 - Theory & practical (45%)
  • Assignment 2 - (25%)
  • Assignment 3 - (10%)
  • Assignment 4 - Exercises (20%)

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 subject.

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