Study-Unit Description

Study-Unit Description


TITLE Geosciences Placement

LEVEL 03 - Years 2, 3, 4 in Modular Undergraduate Course


DEPARTMENT Geosciences

DESCRIPTION The placement study-unit is a key learning experience, allowing students to apply theoretical knowledge in a professional setting. The placement may be in an industrial, academic, research or regulatory setting, and may be performed locally or abroad.

Study-unit Aims:

The main aim of the unit is to provide students with the opportunity to apply some of the knowledge acquired during their geoscience’s carrier to practical tasks as well as experience the environment of a real workplace and identify how needs are tackled and resources are acquired.

The study-unit aims at developing in the students a sense of what it will be like to work as a geoscientist.

Learning Outcomes:

1. Knowledge & Understanding
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Identify, analyse and discuss how theoretical concepts in geosciences are adapted and applied to suit practical workplace requirements;
- Exhibit technical and practical skills associated with the nature of work as a geoscientist.

2. Skills
By the end of the study-unit the student will be able to:

- Use academic knowledge in a practical environment;
- Work timely towards specific goals and objectives;
- Plan and manage resources (e.g. planning of field work activities);
- Work within timescales appropriate to the workplace setting;
- Work as members of a team.


Assessment Component/s Assessment Due Resit Availability Weighting
Presentation SEM1 No 20%
Report SEM1 Yes 80%

LECTURER/S Sebastiano D'Amico (Co-ord.)
Pauline Galea
Adam Gauci

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