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PH5008 - Physical Oceanography

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject emphasises coastal processes; circulation, river outflow, sediment transport, eddy diffusion and wave mixing. Instrumentation: tide gauges, current meters, conductivity-temperature-depth probes, wave measurement. Surface waves.

Learning Outcomes

  • to apply the basic concepts of fluid mechanics to practical physical oceanography problems.

Subject Assessment

  • Invigilated > End of semester exam - (50%)
  • Non-Invigilated > Assignments - (50%).


Townsville, Study Period 2, Internal
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Workload expectations:

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

  • 25 hours lectures
  • 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.