Examines processes and issues, and integrates principles of natural science and legislation as they relate to the global marine environment. Covers the complex coupling and feedback mechanisms linking the geosphere, hydrosphere, atmosphere and the biosphere, and provides insights into international and national marine resource management.
Topic 1: Ocean basins and ocean chemistry
Topic 2: Ocean circulations
Topic 3: Waves and tides
Topic 4: Deep-sea environments
Topic 5: Early life histories of marine invertebrates and fishes
Topic 6: Marine chemical ecology: the language of life in the sea
Topic 7: Human uses of marine systems
Topic 8: Introduction to marine resources management
Topic 9: Marine management systems
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||Demonstrate an understanding of the nature and history of the major oceans||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|2||Explain the unusual nature of water and how it affects the oceans and climatic systems of the planet||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|3||Explain the nature and operation of currents, waves and tides in coastal and oceanic waters||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|4||Recognise the ways in which we use the marine environment and how those uses may interact with natural processes||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|5||Demonstrate an understanding of what resource management really does, and how it tries to do it||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
|6||Write a scientific report that incorporates statistical analysis of data, follows the instructions to authors for a peer-reviewed journal, and uses Endnote for referencing||Intellectual rigour||Knowledge of a discipline||Lifelong learning|
- This book is the prescribed textbook for this and other units that are run at the NMSC.It can be purchased from the Co-op Bookshop in both Lismore and Coffs Harbour, and there are limited copies available for loan from the Lismore and NMSC libraries: Connell, SD & Gillanders, BM , 2007, Marine Ecology, Oxford University Press, Australia.
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.
Commencing 2014 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 2
Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.