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EA5640 - Advanced Marine Geoscience Technologies and Applications

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject applies state-of-the art technologies to investigate coastal and marine processes and environments. It exposes students with a background in coastal and marine geomorphology and/or geology to state-of -the art methodologies, techniques and technologies. Content may include: seabed mapping and visualisation using sonar; advanced sediment analysis; measurement and analysis of waves and currents; research vessel operation; deep water data and sample collection.

Learning Outcomes

  • Familiarity with current technologies in marine geoscience, and of the application of those technologies to marine geoscience research;
  • Technical competency to collect, process and analyse data using a variety of instrumentation and analysis techniques.

Subject Assessment

  • Non-Invigilated > Essays - (30%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (30%)
  • Take-home exam - (40%).


Townsville, Study Period 11, Intensive
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Face to face teaching 30-Nov-2020 to 06-Dec-2020
Coordinator: Professor Eric Roberts, Dr James Daniell
Lecturers: Mr Michal Wenderlich, Mr Christopher Yule.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 48 hours workshops/Seminars
  • 8 hours - Field Trip
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.