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This online Introduction to Earth Sciences unit from Open Universities Australia and Murdoch University examines mineral and rock identification through both home-based and workshop/laboratory sessions.
At the completion of this unit, you will be knowledgeable in a wide range of technical geological terminology, and also in the overarching theory of plate tectonics as it pertains to aspects of the Earth's processes.
You will also be able to explain the model of Earth’s internal structure and energetics, and understand the chemical and physical origin, and properties of common minerals.
Core learning outcomes include an understanding of Geological Time scales and the classification of rocks by age, the origins of groundwater, crustal force stresses and the processes that generate magmatic rock.
To be eligible for this unit, you must have had exposure to a minimum of at least school-level science and mathematics.
In this Introduction to Earth Sciences unit, the topics you will study include:
This unit is not currently a requirement for any course.
Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.
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If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.
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This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.
Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).Find out more about government study loans here.
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