Antarctica: Gondwana's Frozen Heart EARTM100
to understand past geological and climatic events. Students will explore the role of Antarctica for our future Earth evolving under changing climate.
Upon successful completion of this micro-credential, you'll receive:
- Two PD Points
- A Certificate of Achievement
- A UWA Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
- Online with required on-campus activity
- Course dates
- 15 April 2024 - 19 May 2024
- Applications close
- 15 March 2024
- 5 weeks
- Total effort
- 55 hours
- Academic lead: Dr Naomi Tucker
UWA Starter fees for 2024 –
$247.50 (inc GST) per micro-credential for students from participating partner schools
$55 (inc GST) per micro-credential for students from participating UWA Broadway Schools
$495 (inc GST) per micro-credential for students from non-partner schools
- Critical information summary
What you'll learn
By completing the course, participants will:
Demonstrate knowledge of how Antarctica's subglacial landscape and geology is studied.
Analyse the Gondwana breakup process and evaluate how it has impacted global ocean and climate evolution.
Demonstrate knowledge of how rocks and sediments from Antarctica reveal past geological and climatic events.
Communicate an awareness of Antarctica's role in future Earth under changing climate.
This micro-credential is ideal for year 11 and 12 students who have an interest in our planet and in particular the enigmatic Antarctic continent. Focusing on a unique and poorly understood part of the Earth system and its importance in a changing climate, students will engage with world-leading Antarctic geoscientists about the challenges of probing beneath the ice.
How does it work?
This micro credential will involve:
- Online learning with a one-day on-campus workshop in the penultimate week.
- 55 hours of learning over 5 weeks.
- Includes a combination of live scheduled on-line workshops, videos and practical exercises, online quizzes, and a reflective statement.
What's next after this course?
- Future study
- Students who successfully complete this micro-credential will:
- Receive a UWA Professional Development Transcript at the end of your studies, listing all completed UWA micro-credentials – great for uni entry and your resume!
- Earn 2 stackable PD Points - complete two more UWA Starter micro-credentials to earn 6 PD Points and gain credit for one unit towards selected UWA bachelor degrees.
- Gain points that can contribute towards admission to UWA via Experience-based entry.
Students will gain the skills and knowledge to support science majors at UWA including Integrated Earth And Marine Sciences.
Contact your secondary school for more information or to register for UWA+ Starter micro-credentials.