Physical Oceanography - MATHN13987

Stream Summary

Faculty: SCI - Faculty of Science

School: School of Mathematics and Statistics


Program: 3987 - Science (International)


Bachelor of Science (International) (Major)

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Stream Outline

The study of Physical Oceanography involves an understanding of the mathematical equations that describe fluid flow, and how these are used in the context of the ocean. It also explores ocean measurement and the numerical modelling of processes at various scales.

Stream Structure

A major in Physical Oceanography is comprised of 66 units of credit of courses as follows:

Stage 1
Students are also strongly recommended to take MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics (6UOC)

Stage 2
Recommended elective (this course is not required but is recommended as a good complementary course for this major):

Stage 3
Note: Students who are completing the Bachelor Science (majoring in Physical Oceanography) in concurrent mode with a Bachelor of Engineering will need to substitute some level II courses in the Engineering program. For more information see this document: Mathematics in BE BSc Programs or contact the School of Mathematics and Statistics.


For further information on Honours in Physical Oceanography please see the Physical Oceanography Honours plan and consult the School of Mathematics and Statistics.
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