Courses & Units

Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science A KSA101


KSA101 will provide a background to the science and management of the seas with focus on Antarctic and Southern Ocean. On the completion of this unit, students will demonstrate a knowledge and comprehension of the contemporary issues facing Antarctic, marine and coastal environments, and the management strategies used to optimise the value (market and non-market) of these areas.


Unit name Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science A
Unit code KSA101
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator Doctor Hanne Nielsen
Available as an elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Introductory


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


International students
Domestic students

Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 21/2/2022 22/3/2022 11/4/2022 29/5/2022

* 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 (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2022 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2022 will be available from the 1st October 2021. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Describe the historical, legal and political background to contemporary Antarctica and the Southern Ocean.
  • Identify environmental, economic and social values of Antarctic, marine and coastal environments to understand their importance for national and international policy making.
  • Discuss the drivers of change that impact on the environmental, economic and social values of Antarctic, marine and coastal environments.
  • Describe the mechanisms and strategies used to manage Antarctic, marine, and coastal issues.

Fee Information

Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
050999 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,783.00

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2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
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Teaching Pattern

This unit is offered on campus in Hobart and online. 

1 hour tutorial per week

3 hours of lectures per week 


AssessmentAssessment Task 5 - Quiz (10%)|Assessment Task 6 - Exam (40%)|Assessment Task 3 - Presentation (10%)|Assessment Task 2 - Essay (15%)|Assessment Task 4 - Essay (20%)|Assessment Task 1 - Abstract (5%)
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