SCIE2204 Marine Systems
- 6 points
|Semester 1||UWA (Perth)||Face to face|
- Details for undergraduate courses
- Level 2 core unit in the Marine Science major sequence
- Category B broadening unit for students
- Level 2 elective
- This unit provides an introduction to the multidisciplinary aspects of marine science. Using the framework of the local Western Australia (WA) marine environment, it outlines how the multidisciplinary aspects of marine science are essential in understanding and managing such an ecosystem. Aspects covered include oceanography, geology and geomorphology and marine biology. Students obtain an introduction to the multidisciplinary aspects of marine science; and develop an understanding of the principles of oceanography, geology and geomorphology and how marine organisms interact with the environment.
- Students are able to (1) have an understanding of the multidisciplinary aspects of marine science; (2) develop an understanding of the principles of marine geology and geomorphology, oceanography, and marine biology; and (3) locate themselves on a marine chart, plot a course, determine current strength and direction, wave dynamics, links between weather and currents, and classify a marine sediment. Field sample marine organisms, construct a simple model for marine populations, interpret data across the disciplines.
- Typically this unit is assessed in the following ways: (1) four tutorial reports; (2) practicals; and (3) a final examination. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit except in the case of a bachelor's pass degree student who has obtained a mark of 45 to 49 overall and is currently enrolled in this unit, and it is the only remaining unit that the student must pass in order to complete their course.
- Unit Coordinator(s)
- Dr Thomas Wernberg
- Unit rules
- EART1105 The Dynamic Planet
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- Contact hours
- lectures/tutorials: 3 hours per week; labs/field trips: equivalent of 2 hours per week
- Unit Outline
- The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
- All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
- Books and other material wherever listed may be subject to change. Book lists relating to 'Preliminary reading', 'Recommended reading' and 'Textbooks' are, in most cases, available at the University Co-operative Bookshop (from early January) and appropriate administrative offices for students to consult. Where texts are listed in the unit description above, an asterisk (*) indicates that the book is available in paperback.