C&ENVENG 7063 - Computing for Geostatistics
North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 7063 Course Computing for Geostatistics Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Winter Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 38 hrs lectures, 10 hours practicals, 10 hrs tutorials Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Assumed Knowledge basic computing skills Restrictions available to M.Geostatistics students only Course Description The purposes of this course are:
(1) To teach the rudiments of Fortran 95 programming language so that students can implement their own simple programmed versions of geostatistical techniques. They may also require these skills for manipulating data in their project and coursework.
(2) To teach basic R and Excel techniques for analysing and plotting data.
(3) To teach numerical algorithms and computer methods commonly used in geostatistics concerning the solution to large sets of linear equations.
Course Coordinator: Dr Bree Bennett
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. demonstrate competence in using computers and information technology effectively.
2. show competence in problem identification, formulation and solution.
3. apply critical thinking and creative thinking to solve geostatistical problems.
4. recognise and explain numerical issues that lie behind pre-packaged geostatistical software.
5. use the basics of the Fortran language.
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) 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)
2,3,4 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
2 Career and leadership readiness
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
- Lecture notes are provided.
- Students should bring a laptop for convenience of learning as all tutorials and assignments are computer based. Alternative arrangements can be made if this is not possible.
- Press et al. Fortran 90 edition of Numerical Recipes, online at http://www.nr.com/
- Walker, D., Leonard, M., Metcalfe A.V. and Lambert, M.F., (2008) Engineering Modelling and Analysis, Taylor and Francis, London
Online LearningCourse materials available online include:
- powerpoint slides
- assignment handouts
- supporting material
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis is an intensive course with 7 hours teaching per day. The course covers fundamental principles of programming and how solutions to geostatistical problems are implemented. The course uses computer based tutorials (approx 3 hours per day) to consolidate skills on realistic problems.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Activity Contact Hours Private Study Hours Total Lectures 20 10 30 Tutorials 15 15 30 Assignments - 52 52 Total 35 77 112
Learning Activities SummaryFull details of each assessment task will be provided through MyUni.
Specific Course RequirementsStudents must be available for the entire week as the course is run as an intensive. Missing 1 day is the same as missing 20% of the course.
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- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
- Full details of each assessment task will be provided through MyUni.
- All assignments are to be completed individually.
- Assignments comprise 100% of the mark.
- Assignments are due 5 weeks after lecture completion.
Assessment Related RequirementsAttendance for the entire week of lectures is compulsory.
Assessment Task Weighting Due Date Learning Outcomes Assignment 1 – Development of 3D variogram from raw data 20% Week starting 8 August 1-5 Assignment 2 – 3D Kriging interpolation problem for a large dataset 30% Week starting 8 August 1-5 Assignment 3 – Compare primary and dual forms of kriging equations 50% Week starting 8 August 1-5
SubmissionAssignments should be handed in electronically to lecturer via email by 4pm on the specified date. A brief description of the program function, structure, results and validation of performance should also be provided.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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