Course Description

Course Name

Marine Systems

Session: VCPS3122

Hours & Credits

24 Host University Units

Prerequisites & Language Level

BIO1004S or GEO1009F, SEA2004F (Or home university equivalent)

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


Building on the principles of oceanography, this advanced course will cover the main ocean and atmosphere systems. These include the physical forcing and response of
upwelling ecosystems (coastal and equatorial upwelling and upwelling domes), coastal systems (waves and beaches), shelf circulation, western boundary systems,
Southern Ocean and polar systems, and oligotrophic systems. Emphasis will be on treating the systems as a whole. The course comprises six 2-week modules, which
cover the above topics. Oceanographic field visits and methods of data sampling and analysis will be covered in the tutorials and practicals.

*Course content subject to change