• Offered by Research School of Earth Sciences
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Advanced
  • Course subject Earth and Marine Science
  • Areas of interest Earth and Marine Sciences
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2015
    Second Semester 2015
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This course consists of a series of advanced modules from the discipline areas of water science, marine geosciences and aqueous geochemistry. The course combines advanced theory in these areas with integrated case studies and applications related to current research topics. The course is highly relevant for the reconstruction of past and present environments using water quality measurements and the remains of organisms. There is special emphasis on how these disciplines are used to constrain regional and global climate change.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:


1. Understand advanced concepts in water science, marine geosciences and aqueous geochemistry;

2. Explain how water quality measurements, sediment geochemistry and the remains of organisms can be used to reconstruct past and present environments;

3. Evaluate the role of marine geosciences in regional and global climate models;

4. Illustrate how advanced concepts in water science and marine geosciences shape current research directions; and

5. Apply these concepts to their Masters research project.


Indicative Assessment

Assessment will be based on:

• Theory exam  (50% LO 1-4) 

• Practicals (50% LO 2-5)


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Workload

Intensive course with a total of 30 hours of lectures and 35 hours of practicals. Students are expected to spend an additional 60 hours on work related to the course


Assumed Knowledge

Basic knowledge of chemistry.


Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $3096
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2015 $4146
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3238 16 Feb 2015 06 Mar 2015 31 Mar 2015 29 May 2015 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3241 20 Jul 2015 07 Aug 2015 31 Aug 2015 30 Oct 2015 In Person N/A

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