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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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Students must complete 90 UOC.

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Recommended Electives

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

Level 2
GEOS2821 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing (6 UOC)
MATH2621 Higher Complex Analysis (6 UOC)

Additional Information


For information about Honours in Advanced Physical Oceanography see the Physical Oceanography Honours stream or contact the School of Mathematics and Statistics.

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