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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.

Summary 2020

Unit name Introduction to Quantitative Marine Science
Unit code QMS510
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Ecology and Biodiversity|Oceans and Cryosphere

Dr Simon Wotherspoon

Teaching staff

Dr Simon Wotherspoon

Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No



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Submittable laboratory/class work (60%) and a project report (40%). Students must pass both components to pass the unit.

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