Undergraduate Course: Transferable Skills for Geophysicists (EASC10040)
|School||School of Geosciences
||College||College of Science and Engineering
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 4 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This course includes two components, both of which are essential components of the geophysics senior honours year, but which are otherwise independent of each other.
The first component is the field trip. This forms 80% of the course. The field trip is held in the week running Saturday to Saturday which contains October 1st (usually week 3 of the semester). The trip is run in conjunction with the Université de Paris Sud (France) and the Universitet Münster (Germany) and is held in locations in the UK, Germany and France on a 3-year cycle. The current planned locations are as follows:
2014: Montalivet-Les-Bains, France
2015: Tideswell, Derbyshire, England
2016: Germany (probably Bermuthshein in the Vogelsberg mountains)
While on the field trip, students will apply a variety of geophysical techniques (gravity, seismic, resistivity, magnetic surveying, ground-penetrating radar) to the same study area in order to learn as much as possible about the subsurface properties of that study area.
The second component is a presentation given during Innovative Learning Week. The subject of the presentation is the project work which the student carried out in semester 1.
Course Delivery Information
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On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- The field course develops your technical field skills so that you can operate pieces of equipment commonly used for near-surface geophysics.
- You will gain knowledge and a critical understanding of the value of each technique, and when it should and should not be used, and what it can tell you about the Earth.
- You will gain experience of making decisions and interpretations where data is limited and comes from a range of sources.
- You will experience working in international, cross-disciplinary teams to tackle a common problem.
|Applied Geophysics, 2nd Edition ¿ W. M. Telford, L. P. Geldart & R. E. Sheriff|
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Hugh Pumphrey
Tel: (0131 6)50 6026
|Course secretary||Miss Sarah Thomas
Tel: (0131 6)50 8510