(Award available for year: Certificate of Higher Educ)
On completion of the year/programme students should have provided evidence of being able to:- identify and describe common minerals and rocks and explain how they formed;- integrate data from different sources to establish the geological history of an area;- demonstrate a sound knowledge of the physics relating to the study of the earth;- demonstrate a sound knowledge of the basic mathematics used to describe, model, and quantify geophysical processes; - demonstrate a basic understanding of the structure of the earth and the geophysical techniques used to study it; - work within a UNIX environment, write computers programs to evaluate and process data and produce digital maps;- interpret and evaluate underlying geophysical concepts and principles; - present a structured and coherent argument.
Transferable (key) skills
Students will have had the opportunity to acquire, as defined in the modules specified for the programme:- the ability to communicate knowledge and arguments in written and oral form; - the ability to work effectively both individually and as a member of a team.
Achievement will be assessed by a variety of methods in accordance with the learning outcomes of the modules specified for the year/programme and will include:- demonstrating the knowledge and application of standard concepts, information and techniques relevant to the discipline;- work that covers a restricted area of the discipline;- demonstrating emerging abilities, skills and competencies.