2021/22 Undergraduate Module Catalogue
10 creditsClass Size: 15
Module manager: Dr Andy Nowacki
Taught: Semester 1 (Sep to Jan) View Timetable
Year running 2021/22
This module is not approved as a discovery module
ObjectivesTo provide an overview of both the theoretical background and the applications of geoelectrical methods.
Students should be able to demonstrate understanding of the geoelectrical techniques in the course syllabus by:
- explaining the physical principles of the techniques;
- explaining the mechanisms by which electromagnetic properties of Earth materials arise;
- for a range of geoelectric techniques, identifying and explaining their: relative utilities; relative costs in time; basic field operation; abilities and limitations;
- quantitatively predicting the electromagnetic signal caused by some simple geometric bodies;
- elucidating examples of the use of geoelectrical methods for subsurface analysis; and
- independently combining lectures, assignments and the scientific literature to reach the above outcomes.
1. Electrical Properties of Earth Materials
2. Self Potential Methods
3. Resistivity Methods
4. Induced Polarization Methods
5. Ground Penetrating Radar
6. Electromagnetic Methods
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||78.00|
|Total Contact hours||22.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||100.00|
Private study78 hours of self-directed study, background reading and revision.
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackFormative problems sets will be available during the course. Attempts at these which are handed in according to timelines agreed with the cohort will be annotated with feedback and indicative marks.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Assignment||Problem Set 1||50.00|
|Assignment||Problem Set 2||50.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
Same format as the original assessment.
Reading listThe reading list is available from the Library website
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