PETROGEO 4021 - Petroleum Geoscience: Hons Research Project Part 2

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2018

This course involves conducting a supervised research project which is written up as a thesis. Research projects will be in an agreed area of cutting-edge geoscience that is of relevance to the petroleum industry. Research projects will be allocated once students have enrolled and begun studying within the program. This course must be taken with PETROGEO 4020.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PETROGEO 4021
    Course Petroleum Geoscience: Hons Research Project Part 2
    Coordinating Unit Australian School of Petroleum
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Regular supervisory meetings will be held between students & their supervisors throughout the semester
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites PETROGEO 4010, 4011, 4012, 4013
    Corequisites PETROGEO 4020
    Course Description This course involves conducting a supervised research project which is written up as a thesis. Research projects will be in an agreed area of cutting-edge geoscience that is of relevance to the petroleum industry. Research projects will be allocated once students have enrolled and begun studying within the program. This course must be taken with PETROGEO 4020.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Khalid Amrouch

    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    On successful completion of this course students will be able to:

     
    1 Be able to independently analyse critically, reflect on and synthesise complex information in order to interpret geological data and apply them to solving problems pertinent to the oil and gas industry.
    2 Have developed advanced research skills, in order to critically evaluate and appropriately apply established understanding of the science to a dataset
    3 Be able to work well independently and as part of a team, and to communicate their knowledge and understanding to both specialist and non-specialist audiences.e Learning Outcomes, to a maximum of 10 outcomes
    4 Have demonstrated their autonomy, expert judgement, adaptability, and responsibility as a geoscientist.

     
    The above course learning outcomes are aligned with the Engineers Australia Stage 1 Competency Standard for the Professional Engineer.


    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)
    1-3
    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
    1-4
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    3
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1-4
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1, 2, 4
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes

    No information currently available.

    Workload

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    Following completion of the coursework program, you will embark full-time on your research project. The end product is a substantial thesis, representing an expected total student workload of 624 hours (13 weeks of the University of Adelaide standard expectation of 48 hours work per week). You will have 15 weeks of dedicated time within which to work on your research projects, from 13th July to 30th October.
    Learning Activities Summary

    No information currently available.

  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment Task Weighting (%) Individual/ Group Formative/ Summative
    Due (week)*
    Hurdle criteria Learning outcomes
    Research proposal 10 Individual Formative Week 7 2. 4.
    Oral presentation 10 Individual Summative Week 13 1. 3. 4.
    Thesis 80 Individual Summative Week 12 1. 2. 3. 4.
    Total 100
    * The specific due date for each assessment task will be available on MyUni.
     
    This assessment breakdown is registered as an exemption to the University's Assessment for Coursework Programs Policy. The exemption is related to the Procedures clause(s): 1. a. iv   
     
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission
    Check the Degree Program Information book
    Course Grading

    Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:

    M11 (Honours Mark Scheme)
    GradeGrade reflects following criteria for allocation of gradeReported on Official Transcript
    Fail A mark between 1-49 F
    Third Class A mark between 50-59 3
    Second Class Div B A mark between 60-69 2B
    Second Class Div A A mark between 70-79 2A
    First Class A mark between 80-100 1
    Result Pending An interim result RP
    Continuing Continuing CN

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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