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2020/21 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue

SOEE5510M Practical Geophysics

10 creditsClass Size: 20

Module manager: Prof Jurgen Neuberg
Email: j.neuberg@leeds.ac.uk

Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable

Year running 2020/21

Module replaces

EARS5490M

This module is not approved as an Elective

Objectives

On completion of this module, students will be able to:

- organise logistics to mobilise a geophysical field programme;
- collect a variety of geophysical measurements, mindful of their accuracy and precision and the importance of good documentation;
- process and analyse the data to undertake in-field quality assurance to professional standards;
- present the results verbally and as a poster.

The field work itself will normally take place over a period of ca. 10 days.

Syllabus

Preparation week
- organise logistics to mobilise the geophysical field programme
- check software and instrumentation
- revise understanding of geophysical methods and surveying techniques.

Fieldwork
- collect a variety of geophysical measurements, mindful of their accuracy and precision and the importance of good note taking
- process and analyse the data to assure the quality control in the field
- present the results verbally and as a poster.

The field work itself will normally take place over a period of circa 10 days.

Teaching methods

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information

Delivery typeNumberLength hoursStudent hours
Supervision151.0015.00
Fieldwork107.0070.00
Private study hours15.00
Total Contact hours85.00
Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)100.00

Private study

- Revision of techniques
- Processing data
- Preparation of presentation

Opportunities for Formative Feedback

Progress will be monitored by presentations during the fieldwork and interaction with staff members supervising the surveying.
I addition to the summative assessments, each group will be required to produce a "data disk" containing an electronic version of all data. The data disk will not be marked, but submission of this disk is required to pass the module.

Methods of assessment

Due to COVID-19, teaching and assessment activities are being kept under review - see module enrolment pages for information


Coursework
Assessment typeNotes% of formal assessment
ReportPre-fieldtrip preparation report (Individual mark)20.00
PresentationInitial student presentation (group assessment)20.00
ProjectIndependent field project on "contracto day" (group assessment)20.00
PresentationSecond group presentation (group assessment)20.00
FieldworkFieldtrip notebook (individual mark)20.00
Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)100.00

Normally resits will be assessed by the same methodology as the first attempt, unless otherwise stated

Reading list

The reading list is available from the Library website

Last updated: 10/08/2020 08:46:36

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