Courses & Units

Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science B KSA102

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


Hobart based students are encouraged to enrol internally (face-to-face).


This unit is designed to give students examples of the way science is used in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean and enable students in the Bachelor of Antarctic Science to select specialised fields of study in years 2 and 3. It can also be studied by those in other degrees with a general science background. It covers:

  • an understanding of Gondwana
  • ice and climate studies
  • the physical and chemical nature of the Southern Ocean
  • terrestrial and marine environment of the Antarctic and sub Antarctic, including plants, animals, birds and fish
  • microorganisms of marine and lake environments
  • the impact of humans on Antarctica, including energy use and the study of global climate change


Unit name Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science B
Unit code KSA102
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Oceans and Cryosphere

Dr Delphine Lannuzel

Teaching staff

Prof A McMinn and staff of other schools and external personnel.

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 15/7/2019 9/8/2019 2/9/2019 20/10/2019

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Unit census dates currently displaying for 2019 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2019 will be available from the 1st October 2018.

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,689.00 050999

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Teaching Pattern

3 hours lectures per week, and 1 hour tutorial per week

  • Examination 2 hours 50%
  • Tutorial participation 10%
  • Major assignment 2000 words 25% - (Essay type assignment)
  • Minor Assignment 15%
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