C&ENVENG 7060A - Geostatistics-Project & Thesis
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 7060A Course Geostatistics-Project & Thesis Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Contact By supervision Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Corequisites C&ENVENG 7060B Incompatible C&ENVENG 7051 Restrictions Student must go on to complete Part B in a later semester Course Description Students are required to undertake a major project and submit a dissertation/thesis describing their work. The project is based on a realistic, industrial data set and must involve: a rigorous statistical and geostatistical analysis of the data yielding variograms and, where appropriate, cross-variograms; fitting acceptable models to variograms and cross-variograms and making credible interpretations of the models, an innovative application of at least one advanced geostatistical technique, selected from those covered in the taught programme, to solve a clearly defined problem based on the data set, and an analytical description of the work presented as a thesis/dissertation.
Course Coordinator: Associate Professor Chaoshui Xu
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.This project follows self-directed study. There is no attendance requirement. The subject C&ENVENG 7060A assumes a part-time load, where the project is completed over two semesters (followed by C&ENVENG 7060B).
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will:
1. a rigorous statistical and geostatistical analysis of the data yielding variograms and, where appropriate, cross-variograms; fitting acceptable models to variograms and cross-variograms and making credible interpretations of the models,
2. an innovative application of at least one advanced geostatistical technique, selected from those covered in the taught program, to solve a clearly defined problem based on the data set,
3. an analytical description of the work presented as a thesis/dissertati
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This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Deep discipline knowledge
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
2 Critical thinking and problem solving
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
Required ResourcesThere are no specified resources. The students should discuss with the course coordinator regarding suitable datasets and software for completing their dissertation.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesStudents are required to undertake a major project and submit a dissertation/thesis describing their work. The project is based on a realistic, industrial data set and involved self-directed learning. There is no attendance requirement for this subject.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.Dissertation - expected effort is 156 hours per 3 units. Total project effort (over two semesters) is approximately 624 hours.
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Assessment SummaryDissertation 100%
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