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ES5304   3D Geological Modelling

Academic year(s): 2018-2019

Key information

SCOTCAT credits : 15

ECTS credits : 7

Level : SCQF level 11

Semester: 2

Availability restrictions: Available only to students on the MGeol or Mineral Resources degrees

Planned timetable: To be arranged.

This module aims to familiarise students with three-dimensional geological modelling using the industry-standard pieces of software. The module emphasises the creation, validation and interpretation of geological and structural models, as well as their use in mineral exploration and mineral resource estimation. Module assessment is based on the quality of three-dimensional models created and group participation.

Learning and teaching methods and delivery

Weekly contact: 3 hours of lectures (x 5 weeks), 3 hours of practical classes (x 5 weeks)

Scheduled learning hours: 30

Guided independent study hours: 120

Assessment pattern

As used by St Andrews: Coursework = 100%

Re-assessment: No Re-assessment available


Module teaching staff: Dr J Cloutier, Dr R Bates