Remote data acquisition in Geology
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This module will introduce the learner to the fundamental physical principles that control the Earth, from its mechanical behaviour in space to the thermal properties of its interior. The module will examine and discuss the techniques used to collect data about the Earth from the sky (using satellites and drones) and from the surface using various geophysical methods which inlcude gravimetric, electrical, magneitic, and electromagnetic methods to map and understand the structure of the Earth. An important focus is the imaging of the subsurface using seismic methods.
The module serves as the foundation for understanding the applications of geophysics to the investigation and exploitation of the earth’s resources and geohazards.
This program caters to individuals interested in enhancing their academic and professional understanding of Geology and Earth Sciences.
Persons seeking to or working in:
- advance their academic and professional knowledge of Geology and Earth Sciences;
- advance their academic and professional knowledge of rocks, namely, classification, testing, and use in industry;
- the construction and quarrying industry;
- pursue a career in Geology and Earth Sciences;
- geotechnical laboratories seeking to advance their knowledge and position.
The potential positions for which this programme aims to prepare could be and are not limited to:
- Professional Geologist
- Geological technician
- Manager of geotechnical laboratory
- Court Expert
- Environmental auditor and Environmental Impact Assessment expert
How you’ll be assessed
The programme comprises a total of 8 modules. The method of assessment is assignment-based.
The course comprises:
- Lectures per module depending on the number of ECTS (twice a week);
- 3-hour lectures;
- 12 hours of guided learning, presentations, comprising synchronous online discussions, tutorials and/or videos;
- Assessment may consist of field work carried out in specific location/s in the Maltese Island;
- Self-study hours comprising research, reading and assignment work.
The programme includes different forms of assessment which allow for and promote students’ critical engagement. The formative and summative assessment tasks may include an in-class assignment and/or a home-based written assignment using diverse assessment tools which may take the form of online and in-class discussions, examinations, case studies, reports, proposals, essays, and presentations, etc., as applicable to the diverse modules.