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Geophysical Exploration: Gravity, Radiometric, Electrical and Electromagnetic Methods

This micro-credential focuses on the key concepts of gravity, radiometric, electrical and electromagnetic geophysical methods as applied to mineral system-based exploration. Students are introduced to the principles and applications of these methods and gain practical skills in the integrated analysis of geophysical datasets using state-of-the art strategies. This approach recognises that the minerals industry is needing to focus exploration on ore deposits under thick cover and for which geophysical methods are increasingly required. Participants in this micro-credential are provided with the opportunity to learn how to use geophysical data in a manner that reproduces its use in the work place.

Upon successful completion, you’ll receive:

  • 3 Professional Development (PD) Points
  • A Certificate of Achievement
  • A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
Delivery mode
On campus
Start date
20 February 2023
Application close date
13 February 2023
Duration
4 weeks
Effort
75 hours composed of 40 hours practical workshops (1 week intensive) and 35 hours of practical exercises/assessment
Academic Lead
Professor Mike Dentith
Cost
$990 inc. GST
Critical information summary
GEOSM504 (PDF 245KB)
 

What you'll learn

Demonstrate knowledge of the principles underpinning electrical and electromagnetic geophysical methods commonly used in mineral exploration, and the strengths and limitations of these methods.

Demonstrate practical skills in geophysical data acquisition design, processing and interpretation, and proficiency in geophysical interpretation and data integration.

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Communicate the results and interpretations effectively.

 

Why study this course?

  • This micro-credential provides a very practical approach to the application of geophysical methods and geophysical data integration to ore deposit exploration. It is ideal for professional geoscientists seeking to advance their conceptual knowledge and practical skills in interpretation of gravity, radiometric, electrical and electromagnetic geophysical datasets.
  • The Unit Coordinator is well known for his expertise in geophysical exploration applied to mineral deposits. He has taught short courses nationally and internationally and authored a textbook that is widely used.
  • The application of geophysical methods to detect mineral deposits buried beneath the surface cover of vegetation, soil and weathered rocks is at the forefront of modern mineral exploration in Western Australia

Who should study this course

Professional geoscientists seeking to advance their skills in geophysical methods and application to mineral systems. The micro-credential offers practical, hands-on learning from experienced, highly respected academic staff with extensive knowledge and industry application.

Recommended prior knowledge:
This micro-credential is offered at masters level to professional geoscientists with at least a Bachelors degree. It is highly recommended that GEOSM502 Exploration Geophysics: Basic Principles and Magnetics is completed before undertaking this micro-credential.

How does it work?

This micro-credential focuses on key concepts of a diverse set of geophysical methods as applied to mineral system-based exploration. Students are introduced to principles and applications of these methods and gain practical skills in the integrated analysis of geophysical datasets using state-of-the art strategies, as well as learning how to extra maximum industry-relevant information from these datasets.

What's next after this course?

Completion of GEOSM504 and previously GEOSM502 leads to credit for GEOS5513 Geophysical Exploration for Mineral Systems on enrolment in the Master of Ore Deposit Geology or the Master of Geoscience at UWA.

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