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ERB204 Deforming Earth: Fundamentals of Structural Geology

Unit synopsis

This unit will introduce the geological "fingerprints" and fundamental mechanics of the continuous deformation processes that shape our planet. The deformation of Earth materials is intimately related to earthquakes, the formation of tectonic plates, mountain building, volcanoes, fluid flow in the lithosphere, and the generation of resource deposits. All rocks exposed at the surface of Earth have experienced some form of deformation. Therefore, this unit provides essential tools for the field geologist, geotechnical engineers, rock physicists, etc., and paves the way for the capstone unit "Geodynamic Earth".

Faculty
Science and Engineering Faculty
Study area
Science and mathematics
Credit points
12

Dates and locations

Teaching period Locations
Semester 2, 2018
23 July 2018 - 16 November 2018
  • Gardens Point

Fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
2018: $1,169
Domestic fee-paying student fee
2018: $4,284
International student fee
2018: $4,452

Guide to fees

Commonwealth supported place (CSP) student contribution amount
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as a cross-institutional student who has a Commonwealth supported place at their home university.
Domestic fee-paying student fee
For Australian citizens, permanent visa holders and permanent humanitarian visa holders, and New Zealand citizens, who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course and are not eligible for a Commonwealth supported place (CSP)
  • as part of a QUT course during Summer Semester
  • as a cross-institutional student who does not have a Commonwealth supported place at their home university
  • as a single-unit study student.
International student fee
For international students who study this unit:
  • as part of a QUT course
  • as part of our study abroad or exchange programs
  • as a cross-institutional student.

Previous study requirements

Prerequisites
ERB101
Equivalents
NQB412

Guide to previous study requirements

Prerequisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have completed these prerequisite units (or have credit, advanced standing or exemption for them), or be able to demonstrate that you have equivalent background knowledge.
Anti-requisites
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these anti-requisite units.
Co-requisites
To enrol in this unit, you must have already completed these co-requisite units, or you must enrol in them at the same time.
Equivalents
You can’t enrol in this unit if you have completed any of these equivalent units.
Assumed knowledge
We assume that you have a minimum level of knowledge in certain areas before you start this unit.