UCC CPD courses

Applied Geophysics GL6024

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  • Title

    Applied Geophysics GL6024

  • Code

    GL6024

  • College

    Science, Engineering and Food Science

  • Duration

    10 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 2hr(s) Practicals; 2 x 1day(s) Fieldwork.

  • Teaching Mode

    Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.

  • Fees

    €450. See Fees and Costs for full details.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the MSc Environmental Geology; see Detailed Entry Requirements section below. See Requirements for full details.

  • Closing Date

    30th October 2021

  • Venue

    Butler Building, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC. Exact rooms to be confirmed.

  • Credits

    5

  • Start Date

    Dates to be confirmed.

Outline

Module Objective: To teach the principles, applications and provide hands-on experience in a variety of commonly used geophysical techniques to study the shallow subsurface for environmental geology.

Module Content: Principles and practical applications of geophysical investigations for environmental geology studies (e.g. groundwater, contaminated land, geotechnical). Techniques taught include: seismic refraction/reflection, gravity, electrical, electromagnetic and magnetic surveying, as well as borehole geophysics. Practical hands-on experience will be gained in shallow seismic and electrical techniques.

Learning Outcomes: On successful completion of this module, students should be able to:

  • Relate geophysical techniques to appropriate environmental geology applications
  • Interpret seismic refraction signals in the context of top of rock topography
  • Critique the results of a resistivity survey in relation to saline intrusion
  • Develop practical experience in designing, executing and interpreting a geophysical field survey
  • Analyse, interpret and appraise the data acquired from the field survey undertaken
  • Critically evaluate the geophysical results in the context of study site conditions.

Additional Teaching Mode Information

Class dates to be confirmed.

Practicalities

Penalties (for late submission of Course/Project Work etc.): Where work is submitted up to and including 7 days late, 10% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Where work is submitted up to and including 14 days late, 20% of the total marks available shall be deducted from the mark achieved. Work submitted 15 days late or more shall be assigned a mark of zero.

 

 

 

Requirements

Candidates must hold at least:

  • a Second Class Honours, Grade II degree or equivalent in a Geological/Earth Science/Civil Engineering/Environmental Sciences area; or
  • a Second Class Honours, Grade II in a related relevant degree; or
  • have reached an equivalent standard through completion of a relevant postgraduate qualification.

If you are applying with Qualifications obtained outside Ireland and you wish to verify if you meet the minimum academic and English language requirements for this programme please click here to view the grades comparison table by country and for details of recognised English language tests. 

Fees and Costs

€450.  There is also a €35 application fee. 

How Do I Apply

To apply for this module please download and complete the application form: 

03 03 21 CPD Form

  1. Download and complete the application form at the link below.
  2. Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
  3. Pay your €35 application fee for this module via UCC’s Online Portal, noting your Application ID: Click here to proceed to UCC’s Online Portal.
  4. Send your completed application form, photo and any relevant documents, including your application ID via e-mail to cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie 

CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre, 

An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,

Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.

e-mail cpdgraduatestudies@ucc.ie

 

Applications for this module are now open.

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