To be read in conjunction with the program of study requirements for the degree in which you are enrolled:

Aims

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 honours course are to provide students with advanced professional knowledge and skills relating to the ocean and climate sciences.  

Learning outcomes

After completion of this honours program students are expected to:

  • have gained advanced 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.  

Program of study

Core - Honours Year topics

36 units comprising:

 ENVS7700A  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7700B  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7700C  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7700D  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7700E  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7700F  Honours Research project in the Environment  (4.5/27 units)
 ENVS7720  Research Project Design and Conduct  (4.5 units)
 
Plus one of*:

 EASC7733  Measurement Techniques in Natural Systems  (4.5 units)
 ENVH7711  Environmental Health Concepts (4.5 units)
 ENVH7722  Food Safety (4.5 units)
 ENVH7731  Sustainable Development - Health Issues (4.5 units)
 ENVH7742  Microbiology and Communicable Diseases (4.5 units)
 ENVS7701  Coastal Management (4.5 units)
 GEOG7721  Population Issues of Developed and Developing Countries (4.5 units)
 GEOG7711  GIS for Environmental Modelling (4.5 units)
 GEOG7750  Advanced Studies in Geography, Population and Environmental Management  (4.5  units)

*or another topic approved by the Course Co-ordinator, appropriate to a student’s program.