Graduate Diploma of Quantitative Marine and Antarctic Science (S6V)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Location

Hobart
Research Period 1, Research Period 2

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 Years

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Research Period 1, Research Period 2
This Graduate Diploma provides an introduction to key aspects of Marine and Antarctic Science for students enrolled in the Quantitative Marine Science PhD programs (QMS). The course is reserved for QMS PhD candidates; all other students should refer to S6Z Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science.
  • 1 Critically apply discipline specific research knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for study at higher degree by research level.
  • 2 Solve complex problems in marine and Antarctic Science using scientific, environmental and policy principles
  • 3 Communicate complex issues and ideas relevant to quantitative marine and Antarctic science with specialist and non-specialist audiences.
  • Course structure

    Marine scientists seek to understand the physical, chemical and ecological processes in the ocean and cryosphere. These processes include ocean currents, the exchange of heat and fresh water between the ocean and atmosphere, the cycling of elements such as carbon, and the role of the ocean in sustaining ecologically and economically significant fisheries. In a changing climate, it is essential that we improve our understanding of the marine environment, with a view to modelling and predicting the future environment, including extreme events. The Graduate Dimploma of Quantitative Marine and Antarctic Science comprises four 12.5 credit point core units, and four 12.5 credit point electives. The course is only available to students concurrently enrolled in a PhD in Quantitative Marine or Antarctic Science and must be completed within three years.

    The purpose of this unit is to give new graduate students an introduction to the QMS program and to bring all students up to a basic level of specialized computing skill. This self-paced unit provides basic skills in the use…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit presents a range of advanced statistical and data analysis techniques used in the marine sciences for students with an existing background in quantitative analysis. The course covers concepts of generalised linear models (GLMs), generalised additive models (GAMs), Bayes…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Introduction to Higher Degree by Research will introduce doctoral and masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.Candidates will be introduced to a range of topics including what it means to be an HDR…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSummer school
    OnlineWinter school (late)
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Communicating Research introduces principles of academic writing, referencing and broad presentation skills to PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) training at the University of Tasmania.This unit will focus on a range of topics including: managing and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)
    Online11 Week Session Feb
    Online11 Week Session Apr

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

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    The purpose of this unit is to introduce physical oceanographic concepts, including the ocean's circulation and physical structure to students with a broad background in university level physics and mathematics. The unit will cover seawater properties, instruments and observing platforms,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSpring school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    Biogeochemistry describes the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and much more through the Earth system. Marine biogeochemistry is a relatively young science which over the past 50 years has grown from the application of chemical analyses of environmental samples to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

    Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

    This unit discusses the science behind management of fisheries, and introduces key concepts in fisheries population dynamics, assessment of fisheries stocks, interpreting data from tagged fish, ecosystem interactions with fisheries, fishery economics, and assessing fishery impacts. These concepts will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The unit covers the structure, functioning and dynamics of marine ecosystems through a modelling approach. This knowledge of and approach to studying marine ecosystems is fundamental to informed management of marine natural resources, marine conservation, and assessment of the health,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Satellite remote sensing has revolutionised the way that marine scientists can study the ocean and the physical and biological processes that are present. Students will gain knowledge of relevant satellites, sensors and techniques that are useful in marine research.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit covers the concepts and techniques used to make formal comparison of alternative options for management of marine systems and resources. As there are generally several ways to model a given system and different approaches to specific management issues…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Entry requirements

    This course is only available to students enrolled in the Quantitative Marine Science PhD program (X9I).

    This course is only available to students enrolled in the Quantitative Marine Science PhD program (X9I).

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    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Options for this course

    Cost shouldn’t get in the way of you studying.

    If you’re a domestic undergraduate student, you may be eligible for a Commonwealth Supported Place in this course. This means your fees will be subsidised by the Australian Government. You’ll only need to pay the student contribution amount for each unit you study within the course.

    You may also be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. If eligible, you’ll only have to pay your tuition fees once you start earning above a specific amount.

    Further information is available at Scholarships, fees and costs.

    Student contribution

    Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study. This means that how much you’ll pay will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Further information

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $35,950 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $35,950 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

    For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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