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- The Official Arts and Science Calendar. This is the authoritative source, telling you what courses are offered, and what prerequisites they require. However, this document won’t tell you whether a given course is actually being offered.
- Use the Arts & Science time-table. This tool allows you to look up which courses are being offered in a given term, but won’t tell you about those which are not offered. Note, you have to enter the name of our Department to use this tool.
- Check below for information related to special topics course titles.
Special Topics Courses Offered in 2018/19:
ESS481H1F: Advanced Topics in Earth Science – Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimation (A. Mitrofanov)
Mineral Resource and Mineral Reserve Estimation is an advanced level course that focuses on the practical skills necessary for the geologist willing to build their career in the exploration or mining sector. This course will cover all steps from assembling the geological exploration data to reporting according to industry guidelines. Major course topics include:
- Geologic interpretation and comprehensive 3D deposit modelling;
- Statistical and geostatistical analysis of the data;
- Mineral resource estimation approaches and methods;
- Classification of resources and reserves;
- Mining constrains and Mineral Reserve;
- Reporting using regulatory standards and industry guidelines for professional practice.
ESS391H1S: The Application of Machine Learning and Artificial Neural Networks in Geosciences (H. Shahnas)
The course will provide an introduction to machine learning (ML) and artificial neural networks (ANN) and the application of learning algorithms in geosciences. Different types of learning algorithms will be discussed but the emphasis will be on supervised machine learning. Examples in geological mapping, geodynamics, earthquake prediction, earthquake early warning, earthquake fast magnitude determination, climate forecasting, weather forecasting, etc. will be discussed. The examples may be extended beyond this depending on the interests of the class. The course requires some programming abilities. Some knowledge of Python programming is preferred; however, the basics of Python required for this course will be given. Research projects will be given based on the interests of the individuals.
The course will be offered on Tuesdays from 10-12 and Thursdays from 2-4 in the Seminar Room (ES2093)
ESS481H1S: Special Topics in Earth Science
STUDENT WORK: ESS492_ExtendedAbstracts_2019