Applied Geochemistry (8100.2)
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|0.125||3||Faculty Of Education, Science, Technology & Maths|
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|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomes1. extending students inorganic chemistry knowledge utilising applied techniques;
2. identifying the spectrum of geochemistry applications currently used in practice in environmental and economic contexts;
3. enhance students' skills with respect to the comprehensive use of geochemical data;
4. practically manage, manipulate and interpret geochemical data sets for particular outcomes;
5. explore the applications of advanced stable and radiometric isotope techniques;
6. continue to enhance students' understanding of applied analytical techniques.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
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2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
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Regolith Science, K.M. Scott and C.F. Pain, 2008. CSIRO Publishing.
Principles of Environmental Geochemistry, G.N. Eby, 2004. Brooks /Cole Cengage Learning.
Environmental Management in the Australian Minerals and Energy Industries,
D.R. Mulligan (ed), 1996, UNSW Press.
Regolith Expression of Australian Ore Systems. C.R.M. Butt, I.D.M. Robertson, K.M. Scott and M. Cornelius, 2005. CRC LEME, Bentley, WA.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
Late penalties: A penalty of 10% of the value of an assignment/major report for each day late will be deducted for late assignment/major report for students who have not received an extension from the Unit Convenor before the due date. This penalty includes weekends which will be counted as two days, and public holidays. Extensions for assignments can be given by the Unit Convenor, but will only be issued in special/extenuating circumstances. Requests for extensions must be based on a good reason (such as a medical certificate or evidence from a student counsellor) and should be submitted prior to the due date of the assessment.
If you are unable to submit the final report on time you must let the Unit Convenor know before the scheduled submission time via email. In addition in order to be eligible for a deferred submission, students must contact the Unit convenor to arrange a new submission date, which will attract a late penalty if not submitted on the arranged deferred submission date.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
Required IT skills
Word processing (Microsoft Word or similar); Excel; Powerpoint. You will be introduced to some other software packages during the course (e.g. IoGas, a geochemical data processing package).
Students are required to take responsibility and due care for their own safety and that of others during all outdoor activities. No dangerous items will be permitted on field trips. On sites controlled by other organisations students must be appropriately inducted and adhere to all OH&S rules and instructions from the hosting organisation.