C&ENVENG 4056 - Linear Geostatistics
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2016
General Course Information
Course Code C&ENVENG 4056 Course Linear Geostatistics Coordinating Unit School of Civil, Environmental & Mining Eng Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 35 hours Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites C&ENVENG 4106 Introduction to Geostatistics Course Description This course provides a more rigorous and in-depth treatment of the subjects covered in Introduction to Geostatistics. Variograms - calculation, interpretation and modelling. Averaging effects - regularisation and its effects. Using the variogram to predict statistical characteristics of variables measured on different scales. The stationarity assumptions - strict stationarity, second-order stationarity and intrinsic stationarity. Kriging and kriging variances - the effects of changes in parameter values, screen effects, simple kriging, ordinary kriging. Applications of kriging to case studies and demonstration examples.
Course Coordinator: Professor Peter Dowd
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.The course runs in intensive mode 9-5pm each day for one week with a mixture of tutorials and lectures. An hour break is provided for lunch. Assignments are to be completed in remaining time outside contact hours.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will:
1. Able to characterise and model spatial variability,
2. Able to interpret models of spatial variability in the context of specific applications
3. Able to estimate values of spatial variables together with the variance of the errors associated with such estimates.
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) 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 ResourcesLecture notes are required reading for this course.
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesDelivery is intensive mode, involving: lectures, tutorials and examples classes.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.A standard 3 unit load is 156 hours. 35 hours are allocated for lectures and tutorials. Approximately 120 hours are allocated to completing assignments and revising for the exam.
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Assessment Summary50% coursework and 50% formal, written examination.
4 Assignments to be completed using GeostatWin software
All assignments are individual assessment.
Assessment Related RequirementsThe exam will be held at the University of Adelaide, in June, on a Sunday. Exact date to be specified by lecturer at commencement of course.
All assignments are individual.
There is no hurdle requirement on the exam.
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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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