Courses & Units

Introduction to Oceanography KSA205

Hobart

Note:

Offered subject to sufficient enrolments

Introduction

The purpose of the unit is to provide students with an introduction to the oceans, its environments and how they function, including a history of oceanography and its early development; basic properties of the oceans; physical processes of the ocean including ocean currents and waves; geological aspects related to ocean basins, the seafloor and marine sediments; marine biological processes including ocean productivity, pelagic ecosystems; chemical processes in the ocean such as the carbon cycle; and climate, the ocean and global climate change.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Oceanography
Unit code KSA205
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School IMAS
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Centre for Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Assoc. Prof. Peter Strutton

Teaching staff

Asso. Prof. Peter Strutton, other University staff and external lecturers from marine institutes

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

Availability

Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
Note

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 26/2/2018 23/3/2018 16/4/2018 3/6/2018

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2018 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2018 will be available from the 1st October 2017.

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Fees

Domestic

Band Field of Education

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Please note: international students should refer to this page to get an indicative course cost.

Requisites

Prerequisites

  • Successful completion of at least 6 Introductory units from  BMarSc or BSc

Co-requisites

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, 8 lab or tutorial classes

Assessment

3-hr exam (40%), mid-term and lab/tutorial reports (60%)

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Textbooks

Required

Information about any textbook requirements will be available from mid November.

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