Course Code: CK404
Course Title: International Field Geosciences
College: Science, Engineering and Food Science
Duration: 4 years
Teaching Mode: Full-time
Qualifications: BSc (Hons)
NFQ Level: Level 8
Costs: Full-time EU/EEA/Swiss State undergraduate students may be exempt from paying tuition fees. The State will pay the tuition fees for students who satisfy the Free Fees Criteria. In 2017/18 the Student Contribution Charge will be €3,000 and the Capitation Fee is expected to be €165.
Entry Requirements: Refer to CK404
The BSc International Field Geosciences (IFG) is a joint Bachelor of Science undergraduate degree that focuses on the documentation, interpretation and synthesis of critical geological issues in the field.
The degree rests upon a backbone of existing modules that are the foundation of current geology courses at UCC and the University of Montana, complemented by an emphasis on the development of field-based learning in an intercultural setting.
The core curriculum is identical to that required for the existing BSc Geology at UCC. Upon successful completion of Year 1 Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences examinations, students will apply to undertake the BSc in International Field Geosciences.
Year 1 Modules (5 credits each):
BL1002 Cells, Biomolecules, Genetics & Evolution;
BL1004 Physiology and Structure of Plants and Animals;
BL1005 Habitats and Ecosystems;
CM1003 Introductory Chemistry for Environmental Scientists;
ER1006 Applied Earth Systems;
EV1002 The Environment;
GL1001 Introduction to Geology;
GL1004 Geological Evolution of Ireland;
GG1010 Introduction to Physical Geography;
MA1001 Calculus for Science Part 1;
PY1009 Physics for the Environmental Sciences I
Year 2 Modules:
Crystallography, Optics and Mineralogy; Sedimentological Processes and Sedimentary Petrology; Geohazards and Research Skills; Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology; Easter Field Course; Structural Geology; Fossils as Living Organisms
The Atmospheric Environment; Biogeography; Coastal and Marine Geomorphology; Quarternary Environments and Geomorphology; French; German; Spanish
Year 3 Modules
Spent abroad at the University of Montana.
Year 4 Modules:
Geology Mapping Project or Research Project; Advanced Field Geosciences or Crustal Evolution of NW England
Practical Offshore Marine Science; Igneous and Metamorphic Petrology; Micropaleontology and Palynology; Applied Geophysics; Advanced Igneous Processes; Economic Geology; Geological Work Placement; Exceptional Glimpses of Ancient Life; Geochemistry; Advanced Structural Geology; Evolution for Geologists; Stratigraphy; Geological Map Interpretation; Petroleum Geology and Basin Analysis
You will attend lectures and practicals and participate in field trips.
Written exams will take place before Christmas and in May. Not all modules will have formal examinations. Many modules use other types of assessment including essays, assessed practical exercises, field reports, multiple-choice questionnaires, assessed presentations and project work. The range of assessments provides a broad skills-base of relevance to future employment.
Examination of the approved modules taken at the Universities of Potsdam and Montana are undertaken at the host institutions.
Dr Pat Meere, IFG degree coordinator at Geology, School of BEES, UCC and all Geology staff members
School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences
T: +353(0)21 490 4650