2022/23 Taught Postgraduate Module Catalogue
SOEE5110M Exploration Geophysics: Project and Dissertation
60 creditsClass Size: 40
Module manager: Sjoerd de Ridder
Taught: 1 Oct to 30 Sep (12mth) View Timetable
Year running 2022/23
This module is not approved as an Elective
Module summaryIn this module, students will apply and extend relevant elements of the taught-course module(s) to a single exploration geophysical project, with credible industrial or research outcomes. It is typically 15 weeks of full-time work, leading to a Dissertation and other forms of assessment emulating industry and academic practice.
ObjectivesTo complete a project dissertation and associated deliverables on an exploration geophysics topic.
Investigate an original research topic within the general field of Exploration Geophysics;
Critique established practice in the field, and develop a research programme to extend it.
Defend research approaches using various dissemination techniques, including thesis, oral seminar and poster.
Projects can be collaborative with industry or university-based: case studies or research-aligned investigations; and field or laboratory-based. The project lasts for four months on a subject area to be agreed with supervisors. A dissertation, seminar, and poster board are final outcomes of the project.
|Delivery type||Number||Length hours||Student hours|
|Private study hours||574.00|
|Total Contact hours||26.00|
|Total hours (100hr per 10 credits)||600.00|
Opportunities for Formative FeedbackFeedback on Initial and Extended Project Statements; Feedback on interim Progress Seminar and Progress Interview. Feedback on poster draft.
Methods of assessment
|Assessment type||Notes||% of formal assessment|
|Group Project/Project/Dissertation||Dissertation (15000 words)||80.00|
|Oral Presentation||Seminar Presentation (15 minutes + questions)||10.00|
|Poster Presentation||Individual poster presentation||10.00|
|Total percentage (Assessment Coursework)||100.00|
A student who fails this Module may be offered a resit. The resit for this module consists of a resubmission of the dissertation component. If the resit is offered as a first attempt, then the remarked dissertation is aggregated with the marks for the other components, even if it its mark is lower. If the resit is offered as a second attempt then the mark for the dissertation replaces all other marks, and the mark for the module overall is capped at 50%.
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