C&ENVENG 7060B - Geostatistics-Project & Thesis
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2022
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 7060B Course Geostatistics-Project & Thesis Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 1 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 12 Contact By supervision Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites C&ENVENG 7060A in previous Semester Incompatible C&ENVENG 7051 Restrictions Students must have completed C&ENVENG 7060A 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 7060B assumes a part-time load, where the project is completed over two semesters (preceded by C&ENVENG 7060A)
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1 Complete 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 Use 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 Create an analytical description of the work presented as a thesis/dissertation.
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth
Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.
Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving
Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.
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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SubmissionSubmission date to be arranged with coordinator.
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