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Advanced Diploma in Structural Geology

In this free online course learn about the deformation of rocks and their development over geological time scales.

Publisher: NPTEL
This free online course provides an introductory level understanding of the main concepts in structural geology. Deformed rocks and structures conceal a series of tales, the decoding of which challenges the structural geologist in presenting evolutionary theories of our planet's development. Start this course and learn about the architecture of rock formations and their development over geological time periods.
Advanced Diploma in Structural Geology
  • Duration

    15-20 Hours
  • Students

    1,467
  • Accreditation

    CPD

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Outcome

Certification

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Description

This free online course introduces you to the main concepts in structural geology. You will learn about the architecture of rock formations and their development over geological time periods, and how deformed rocks and structures conceal a series of tales.

It begins with structural elements, measurements and stereographic projections of linear and planer features. You will learn about the concepts of stress, strain and rheology of rocks. This course provides insights into the deformation mechanisms of rocks, folds, foliation and lineation, boudinage, faults and joints, ductile shear zone and much more. The course also examines how rocks deform and change shape and how we can recognise and use structures within rocks, to determine ancient magnitudes and the orientations of stress fields.

Students of this course will be introduced to the techniques of recording and analysing structural data. They will be taught how to map rock sequences in the field and interrogate a region, to determine how it formed and what has happened to the area since formation. This course will be of interest to students studying geology-related subjects, laypersons interested in the topic and for career-development purposes. Start this course today and learn more about structural geology and its applications.

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