Courses & Units

Introduction to Oceanography KSA205

Hobart, Launceston

Introduction

The purpose of the unit is to provide students with an introduction to the ocean, its environments and how they function, including:
1.Geological aspects of ocean basins, the seafloor and marine sediments
2. Physical processes, including ocean circulation and mixing
3. Chemical processes such as elemental cycles
4. Biological processes including ocean productivity and pelagic ecosystems
5. Ocean ecosystems and their susceptibility to change, and
6. The role of the ocean in climate and global climate change.

Summary

Unit name Introduction to Oceanography
Unit code KSA205
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator Doctor Taryn Noble
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Intermediate

Availability

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

Key

On-campus
Off-Campus
International students
Domestic students
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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 (see withdrawal dates explained 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.

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Learning Outcomes

  • Explain key concepts in geological and physical oceanography
  • Explain key concepts in chemical and biological oceanography
  • Outline how the geological, physical, biological and chemical aspects of the ocean interact, and how the ocean interacts with climate
  • Apply theoretical and practical knowledge to solve problems
  • Analyse, interpret, and report results based on oceanographic data
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
010713 $1,002.00 $1,002.00 not applicable $2,354.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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Requisites

Prerequisites

75 credit points of introductory level units

Teaching

Teaching Pattern

26 lectures, 9 lab or tutorial classes

AssessmentMid-term exam (20%)|Final exam (35%)|Laboratory (30%)|Science translation (15%)
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Textbooks

Required

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Recommended

A recommended reading list will be available through MyLO.
 

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