Course level





Earth and Environment Sc Schl




One Semester

Class contact

13 day international field trip


GEOS1100 & permission of Head of School


Minimum 12 students, maximum 25 students

Assessment methods

Quizzes, field workbook, group presentation and group final report

Course coordinator

Prof Jonathan Aitchison

Work Integrated Learning

Field Experience

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

Plate tectonic processes exert a key influence on the development of landscapes through not only Earth deformation, but also through their influence on climate. Earth deformation processes are most intense at active plate margins. This field course will concentrate its investigation on boundaries of the Indo-Australian plate to examine how surface geomorphology is influenced by deep-earth processes. This course is a field trip course that requires travel to New Zealand and will be held in February (prior to semester one commencement). Additional fees are payable. For further information, and to express your interest in applying for this course, please see the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences . In the event that students complete the fieldwork and then subsequently withdraw from this course without financial liability, the School reserves the right to charge full cost recovery for this fieldtrip.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable