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GL5546: APPLIED, INDUSTRY AND RESEARCH GEOPHYSICS (2021-2022)

Last modified: 31 May 2022 13:05


Course Overview

This module will take students to the boundaries of applied geophysics. The course content is drawn from recent high-impact academic research, advanced industry geophysics case studies, dedicated applied geophysics training and PhD research skills. It provides skills that open up career paths to graduates both within and outside the resource industries. The balance between topics may shift from year to year in response to changing patterns of research and changing employer demand.

Course Details

Study Type Postgraduate Level 5
Session Second Sub Session Credit Points 15 credits (7.5 ECTS credits)
Campus Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Katrin Loer

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • MSc Geophysics
  • Any Postgraduate Programme (Studied)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

None.

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

Nominally split into three topic areas, this module will add extra training in specific areas of: 1) Applied Geophysics; 2) Industry Geophysics; 3) Research Geophysics. Drawing on international expertise from internal and external teaching staff, students will gain hands-on experience in current ‘hot topics’ through lectures, tutorials and self-directed exercises to expand on their skills gained in other areas of the MSc Geophysics curriculum.

 

For Applied Geophysics, typical subject areas could be:

  • Mining geophysics
  • Archaeological geophysics
  • Humanitarian and forensic geophysics
  • Civil engineering geophysics

 

For Industry Geophysics, typical subject areas could be:

  • The energy transition
  • Quantitative seismic interpretation
  • AVO and inversion techniques
  • Velocity model building and inversion

 

For Research Geophysics, typical subject areas could be:

  • PhD research and publishing
  • Ongoing debates in geophysics
  • Case studies in volcano seismology, hazards, environmental geophysics, etc.
  • Planetary geophysics

Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

  • 2 Lectures during University week33
  • 5 Lectures during University weeks 34 - 35

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Details for second half-session courses, including assessments, may be subject to change until 23 December 2022.

Summative Assessments

Poster Presentation - With pico-style short overview on one aspect of the research geophysics topic

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 33
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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
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Lab Report: Individual

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 33
Assessment Weeks 30 Feedback Weeks 34

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Learning Outcomes
Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ReflectionCreateStudents will be able to create a summary poster that describes the main elements of an ongoing debate in geophysics.

Reflective Report

Assessment Type Summative Weighting 34
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Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Course Learning Outcomes

Knowledge LevelThinking SkillOutcome
ProceduralEvaluateStudents will be able to evaluate research in an area of applied geophysics by judging published works.
ProceduralApplyStudents will be able to carry out demonstrated workflows to achieve geophysical data processing and interpretation.
ReflectionCreateStudents will be able to create a summary poster that describes the main elements of an ongoing debate in geophysics.

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