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.
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.
|Unit name||Introduction to Quantitative Marine Science|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Ecology and Biodiversity|Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Doctor Sophie Bestley|
|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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- Students will acquire a broad perspective of the Python programming language and the R statistical package, and learn programming skills and analysis techniques to solve multidisciplinary problems
- Students will enhance their problem solving capacity in marine problems using technical computing skills, and be able to acquire, manipulate and use relevant data and information to tackle a range of problems.
- Understand the role of data analysis in a range of contexts and applications, and that the application and interpretation of marine data analysis may have important social and ethical implications.
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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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.
The unit is offered fully online; students may progress at their own pace. Additional tutorials will be offered by arrangement with the Lecturer.
|Assessment||Scripting 1 (20%)|Text, File and Data Manipulation (20%)|Plots and Maps (20%)|Project (40%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Comprehensive notes will be distributed via Mylo before the unit commences.
A list of useful additional resources are given in the online unit notes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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