The program is designed to develop knowledge and skills in research oriented towards physical oceanography, beyond those gained in undergraduate courses. Students will first complete a literature review, prepare a research plan and proposal, and present an introductory seminar, then conduct an independent research program over a period of about 27 weeks. Finally, students will present a seminar and produce a research thesis.
Enrolment consists of four units totalling 50 credit points: KSM405, KSM406, KSM407 and KSM408. Enrolment into these Honours units is restricted to students in K4C Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science (Specialisation) (Honours) and will depend on the student's 3rd year results. Enrolment will be managed by IMAS staff.
|Unit name||Physical Oceanography Honours (Part 2 of 4)|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Ms Chen Zhao|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- Be able to locate, evaluate and synthesize published information within a prescribed field of knowledge.
- Be able to understand and identify core concepts and key issues within the marine or Antarctic environment.
- Gain experience of literature research methods and tools, data collection and analysis, and relevant field and/or laboratory techniques.
- Possess sufficient research and/or technical skills to allow them to complete an in-depth research study in a specialized area related to the marine and/or Antarctic environments.
- Be able to communicate research concepts and findings in a logical manner, in a variety of written and oral forms commonly used by professionals.
- Be capable of writing a research proposal or scientific (natural or social) report/paper to a standard acceptable to a funding body and a peer-reviewed journal.
- Be able to deliver a presentation to a standard required for a meeting of an Australian professional society.
- Have the capacity to develop a coherent argument and defend a position or outcome supported by evidence based on published literature and/or research data.
- Have the ability to plan and conduct a program of research investigating a defined problem or question within constraints imposed by time, money and technical resources.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1,3||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3||Domestic Full Fee 4|
1 Please refer to more information on student contribution amounts.
2 Please refer to more information on eligibility and Approved Pathway courses.
3 Please refer to more information on eligibility for HECS-HELP.
4 Please refer to more information on eligibility for FEE-HELP.
Please note: international students should refer to What is an indicative Fee? to get an indicative course cost.
|Assessment||Research Thesis (written) (70%)|Research Proposal (written) (10%)|Initial Research Seminar (5%)|Final Research Seminar (10%)|Supervisor Assessment (5%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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