MB1110 - Introductory Marine Science
|Student Contribution Band:
||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.
- 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.
- end of semester exam (60%)
- assignments (40%).
|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
||[(Senior Chemistry or CH1020) and (Maths B or MA1020)] or admission to 50110M - allow
concurrent for CH1020
Study Period 2
|Census Date 27-Aug-2020
||Assoc. Professor Scott Heron.
The student workload for this
credit point subject is approximately
- 26 hours lectures
- 24 hours practicals
- assessment and self-directed study
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