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MB1110 - Introductory Marine Science

Credit points: 3
Year: 2023
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject is an introduction to the study of tropical marine science as an interdisciplinary topic. Current areas of interest and opportunity in the fields of marine biology, chemistry, geology and physics will be covered.

Learning Outcomes

  • basic knowledge of: the range of organisms, both plant and animal, in the sea; fundamentals of chemical oceanography; structure of ocean basins, marine sediments; fundamentals of water movement, tides and currents;
  • the practical laboratory study of: living marine organisms; chemical measurements of pollutants and metabolites; interpretation of geological strata and sediments; water circulation and surface waves.

Subject Assessment

  • Written > Examination (centrally administered) - (40%) - Individual
  • Written > Test/Quiz 1 - (20%) - Individual
  • Written > Lab/Practical report - (40%) - Individual.
Students enrolling in this subject should have a good understanding of high school Yr 12 level biology, chemistry and mathematics. A basic understanding of physics is recommended.
Prerequisites: [(Senior Chemistry or CH1020 or CH0020) and (Maths B or MA1020 or MA0020)] or admission to 50110M - allow concurrent for CH1020 & MA1020


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 24-Aug-2023
Coordinator: Professor Jodie Rummer
Lecturers: Professor Michael Kingsford, Professor Dean Jerry, Professor Jodie Rummer, Dr Mark Robertson, Dr Espen Knutsen, Professor Garry Russ, Dr Orpha Bellwood, Assoc. Professor Scott Heron.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 26 hours lectures
  • 24 hours workshops
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.