Applied Geophysics GL6024
10 x 1hr(s) Lectures; 6 x 2hr(s) Practicals; 2 x 1day(s) Fieldwork.
Part-Time. See Additional Teaching Mode Information for more info.
€450. See Fees and Costs for full details.
Applicants must meet the entry requirements for the MSc Environmental Geology; see Detailed Entry Requirements section below. See Requirements for full details.
30th October 2021
Butler Building, School of Biological, Earth and Environmental Sciences, UCC. Exact rooms to be confirmed.
Dates to be confirmed.
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.
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.
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.
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Fees and Costs
€450. There is also a €35 application fee.
How Do I Apply
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- Download and complete the application form at the link below.
- Gather any additional documents required (including a passport-style photo).
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CPD Co-Ordinator, CPD Centre,
An tIonad um Fhorbairt Ghairmiúil Leanúnaigh,
Q+1 floor, The Boole Library, Main Quad, U.C.C.
Applications for this module are now open.