Courses & Units

Introduction to Quantitative Marine Science QMS510

Hobart

Note:

Start and finish dates may change subject to staff availability, refer to the QMS website for further details. http://www.imas.utas.edu.au/qms/qms-unit-information.

QMS units are designed for postgraduate students with a strong background in quantitative analysis, mathematics, physics and chemistry.

Introduction

The purpose of this unit is to give new students an introduction to the QMS program and to bring all students up to a basic level of specialized computing skill. Students will be taught how to use a widely used programming language (Python) and a well known statistics package (R) to provide basic skills in the use and application of these software packages, especially related to marine problems.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Quantitative Marine Science
Unit code QMS510
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator

Dr Simon Wotherspoon

Teaching staff

Dr Simon Wotherspoon

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No

Availability

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

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On-campus
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International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

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

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Fees

Domestic

Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
2 2019: $1,169.00 2019: $2,200.00 010907

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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

Requisites

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

This unit is offered fully online with additional tutorial support as required and negotiated with the unit coordinator. The unit is designed to be completed within 10 full days, although students may choose to work at their own pass provided they complete and submit all assessable tasks before the unit end date for the semester in which you enrol.

Assessment

Submittable laboratory/class work (60%) and a project report (40%). Students must pass both components to pass the unit.

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Textbooks

Required

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

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