To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:
- Bachelor of Science
- Bachelor of Science (Honours) 4 Years
- Bachelor of Science (Enhanced Program for High Achievers)
An oceanographer/meteorologist/climatologist is a scientist who understands how the ocean/climate system operates, has broad interdisciplinary knowledge in this field, can apply the scientific method to explore problems of relevance to this discipline, is able to use analytical methods/computer software to analyse relevant data, and can contribute to an advance of knowledge in this discipline.
The educational aims of this major are to provide students with an overview of processes that shape the Earth''s environment with a particular focus on aspects relating to the ocean and climate.
After completion of this major, students are expected to:
- have gained a comprehensive knowledge of relevance to the discipline
- understand and be able to apply the scientific method
- be able to critically review and interpret scientific information
- be able to develop scientific hypotheses
- be able to communicate effectively
- be able to work both independently and within interdisciplinary research groups
- value ethical behaviour.
Major - Ocean and Climate Sciences - Year 1 topics
The following topics must be selected as part of the 36-unit First Year program:
EASC1101 Earth and Environmental Sciences (4.5 units)
EASC1102 Marine Sciences (4.5 units)
ENVS1001 Introduction to Environmental Investigations (4.5 units)
Major - Ocean and Climate Sciences - Year 2 topics
Plus one of:
Plus one of
Major - Ocean and Climate Sciences - Year 3 topics
Plus one from
Fourth Year Honours Program - Meteorology and Oceanography for students undertaking the Bachelor of Science (Honours) 4 Year or the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Enhanced Program for High Achievers.