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Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science B

Undergraduate | TAS-KSA102 | 2024

A deeper scientific exploration of Antarctica and the Southern Ocean. Dive into the science of ice, climate, and oceanography. Take a look at the geology of Antarctica and the plants, animals, birds and fish that inhabit the region.

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100% online
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Enrol by
14 July 2024
Entry requirements
No ATAR needed,
No prior study
14 weeks
Start dates
22 July 2024

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Introduction to Marine and Antarctic Science B

About this subject

  • Upon successfulcompletion of this subject, students should be able to:

    1. Identify oceanographic process influencing spatial and temporal productivity in estuarine, coastal, open ocean and ice-covered environments.
    2. Explain the effect of southern high-latitude regions on the Earth’s climate, oceans and weather.
    3. Describe the role of ocean physics, chemistry, biology and geology through their connectivity in the natural system.
    4. Explain the critical components of food webs in (sub) tropical, temperate, sub-Antarctic and Antarctic marine ecosystems.
    5. Explain how marine organisms respond to natural and human-mediated environmental change.

Entry requirements

No entry requirements

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: 3 hours of lectorials per week 1 hour tutorial per week 1 hour of tutorial preparation, including a quiz, per week. Students are expected to attend all live tutorial sessions (in-person or online). Students are strongly encouraged to attend all live lectorial sessions to benefit from the interaction, polling and question time.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL
This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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