This course provides an introduction to the role of geology in the resource industry. It requires no prior technical knowledge.
The course may interest you if your work is associated with mining and petroleum, and if you would benefit from an understanding of how mineral and energy deposits are found and evaluated.
You will become skilled in topics such as geological terminology, descriptions of ore bodies, exploration techniques including geophysics and geochemistry, as well as drilling and resource estimation techniques.
You will also complete a geoscience exploration project.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What you'll learn
- Apply geoscientific principles and concepts to improve exploration outcomes and meet society's growing demand for energy, metals and other raw materials
- Solve mineral and energy exploration problems through creative thinking and the extrapolation, interpolation and analysis of geoscience information
- Collate, synthesise, and visualise exploration data sets using digital technologies, and communicate this information to industry and community stakeholders
- Recognise the finite nature of Earth resources, and the need to manage and mitigate social and environmental impacts of resource exploration and extraction and geohazards
- Value different perspectives on mineral and energy exploration, showing respect for First Peoples and an understanding of their traditions and culture
- Collaborate with professionals across the minerals and energy value chain, prioritise safety, and recognise the corporate and ethical need for accurate exploration results