BIO5013F - Fundamentals Of Applied Ocean Sciences

40 credits at NQF level 9

Entry Requirements:

A relevant Honours degree (or equivalent). Students with backgrounds in scientific and engineering disciplines are encouraged to apply. Co-requisites: BIO5014F or SEA5011F depending on the chosen stream. A minor dissertation code chosen from the ones described in the handbook.

Course Outline:

The course is composed of 5 separate modules covering the foundational aspects of applied ocean sciences. The first 3 modules provide an intermediate introduction to numerical skills and statistics, scientific computing and data management as well as scientific writing and project management. The last 2 modules give an introduction to descriptive oceanography and marine ecology, including a presentation of marine sampling techniques and data processing in conjunction with a field trip.