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The study of Physical Oceanography involves an understanding of the mathematical equations that describe fluid flow, and how these are used in the context of the ocean. It also explores ocean measurement and the numerical modelling of processes at various scales.
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Minimum Units of Credit


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Specialisation Structure

Students must complete 66 UOC.

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Recommended Electives

The following courses are not required for this major, but are recommended as good complementary courses when students are selecting electives.

Level 1
MATH1081 Discrete Mathematics (6UOC)

Level 2
PHYS2801 Atmospheric Science (6 UOC)

Additional Information


For further information on Honours in Physical Oceanography please see the Physical Oceanography Honours stream and consult the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

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