Topics in Australian Marine Science - MSCI6681

Faculty: Faculty of Science

School: Faculty of Science

Course Outline:

Campus: Sydney

Career: Postgraduate

Units of Credit: 6

EFTSL: 0.12500 (more info)

Indicative Contact Hours per Week: 4

CSS Contribution Charge: 2 (more info)

Tuition Fee: See Tuition Fee Schedule

Further Information: See Class Timetable

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This Unit of Study will introduce students to current research undertaken in various disciplines of marine science in Australia. It will be a multi-institutional unit taught at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) with contributions from the four University partners of SIMS. Lectures and tutorials will be taught by leading marine science researchers. Topics will cover physical and biological oceanography, climate change, molecular ecology, aquaculture, marine biology and marine geosciences. In practical classes, students will analyse and interpret remote-sensing data from the Integrated Marine Observing System (IMOS), which provides comprehensive information on the biological and physical processes of Australia's coastal and oceanic waters.

  • Students are required to attend the course at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science throughout semester.
  • Assumed Knowledge for this course is sufficient knowledge of statistical analysis at undergraduate level: sampling strategies, t-test and ANOVA, regression, residuals analysis, other general data analysis and manipulation using spreadsheets.

marine science

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