GEOL479-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023

Active Tectonics and Geomorphology

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 17 July 2023
End Date: Sunday, 12 November 2023
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Sunday, 30 July 2023
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Sunday, 1 October 2023


Active deformation is explored in this course, introducing the criteria by which active deformation can be identified and located. The emphasis is on the interaction between tectonic and other geomorphic processes in shaping the landscape and the way in which the nature of the underlying deformation can be identified and quantified from an analysis of topography.

Exploring active faults – the landscapes they help form and the hazards they pose to society.


Subject to approval by the Course Coordinator; RP: meet requirements for entry to DRRE, ENGE, or
MCivilEng 400-level courses.

Recommended Preparation

Meet requirements for entry to DRRE, ENGE, or MCivilEng 400-level courses.

Course Coordinator

Tim Stahl


Assessment Due Date Percentage  Description
Seismic Source Characterisation Exercise 50% Due date to be advised (Term 4)
Computer Lab Reports (five total) 50% Due dates to be advised


GPA at 300 level – 6.0 or higher in 60 points at 300 level in GEOL or ENCN.
Prefer at least 15 points from STAT101, COSC121 or MATH

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,151.00

* All fees are inclusive of NZ GST or any equivalent overseas tax, and do not include any programme level discount or additional course-related expenses.

Limited Entry Course

Maximum enrolment is 20

For further information see School of Earth and Environment .

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  • GEOL479-23S2 (C) Semester Two 2023