Courses - Faculty of Science


Marine Science

Stage I

MARINE 100
15 Points

MARINE 100G
15 Points

The Oceans Around Us

A multidisciplinary approach to understanding the importance of our oceans in terms of natural processes and human uses and values. It includes an understanding of the physical and biological processes in the ocean and how they are addressed through ocean management in New Zealand and internationally, allowing informed debate about the future of the ocean realm.

Stage II

MARINE 202
15 Points

Principles of Marine Science

An introduction to the physical and biological structure of the oceans, sea floor, coastlines and the biological communities that inhabit them. Subject matter includes an overview of the nature and scope of marine science globally and within the New Zealand and Auckland contexts. A wide coverage of marine science issues are presented with an emphasis on multidisciplinary examples.

Prerequisite: 30 points at Stage I in BSc courses

MARINE 203
15 Points

Special Topic

Stage III

MARINE 302
15 Points

Dynamics of Marine Systems

Fundamental processes in the marine environment with an emphasis on interdisciplinary linkages in the functioning of marine ecosystems. Topics include: the role of fluid dynamics in the lives of marine animals and in shaping the physical marine environment, and interdisciplinary studies of marine ecosystems.

Prerequisite: MARINE 202

MARINE 303
15 Points

Freshwater and Estuarine Ecology

The structure, biodiversity and ecology of lakes, streams, wetlands and estuaries and linkages with near-shore marine habitats. Emphasis is placed on the role of science in monitoring and managing these ecosystems. Case studies include the impact of Auckland’s urban sprawl on stream, estuarine and near-shore marine habitats, and local estuaries as nurseries for fish.

Prerequisite: 15 points from BIOSCI 206, ENVSCI 201, MARINE 202

Restriction: BIOSCI 330

MARINE 304
15 Points

Advanced Concepts in Marine Science

Independent study on current topics in marine science under the guidance of an individual academic with similar interests to the student, focusing on specialist research techniques in chosen subfields of marine science.

Restriction: MARINE 399

MARINE 305
15 Points

Practical Skills in Marine Science

Development of practical skills in a range of marine science disciplines. Includes a residential field trip at the Leigh Marine Laboratory.

Prerequisite: MARINE 202

MARINE 306
15 Points

Special Topic

MARINE 307
15 Points

Directed Study

MARINE 399
15 Points

Capstone: Marine Science

A capstone course for those enrolled in the Marine Science major, in which students demonstrate mastery of concepts and skills learnt during their degree through the production and presentation of an independent project developed in conjunction with a mentor from the academic staff.

Prerequisite: MARINE 202 and 30 points at Stage III in BSc courses

Restriction: MARINE 304

Postgraduate 700 Level Courses

MARINE 701
15 Points

Current Issues in Marine Science

An exploration of current topics in Marine Science. The topics and material will recognise the wide range of undergraduate experience across participants and emphasise the value of cross-disciplinary approaches to Marine Science.

MARINE 702
15 Points

Field Techniques in Marine Science

An advanced course in the development of practical skills in research design, implementation and analysis in Marine Science.

MARINE 703
15 Points

Marine Protected Areas - Level 9

Current research related to marine protected areas is reviewed, including planning principles and processes for designing marine protected areas, and its role in science, conservation of biological diversity, and fisheries. Practical components include visits to marine reserves, exposure to planning software, and analysis of marine protected related data. The knowledge and skills gained are applied with an independent research project.

Restriction: ENVSCI 726

MARINE 704
15 Points

Special Topic

MARINE 705
15 Points

Ocean Management and Planning

Approaches to management and conservation of global oceans are changing rapidly to address increasingly complex social, economic and environmental issues. Reviews current ocean governance, policy, planning and management approaches, modern ocean management and planning tools using examples from recent international ocean conservation projects.

MARINE 706
15 Points

Special Topic

MARINE 707
15 Points

Applied Estuarine Ecology

Emphasises multi-disciplinary science that integrates across different empirical and theoretical approaches to better understand the functioning of soft-sediment ecosystems. Covers fundamental ecological principles of soft-sediment systems through to the impacts associated with human activities. Includes practical exercises in experimental field ecology which will introduce students to key research methods. No formal prerequisite but knowledge of Stage III marine ecology or science will be assumed.

Restriction: ENVSCI 702

MARINE 780
60 Points

MARINE 780A
30 Points

MARINE 780B
30 Points

Dissertation - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in MARINE 780 A and B, or MARINE 780

MARINE 790
30 Points

MARINE 790A
15 Points

MARINE 790B
15 Points

Research Project - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in MARINE 790 A and B, or MARINE 790

MARINE 792
60 Points

MARINE 792A
30 Points

MARINE 792B
30 Points

Dissertation - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in MARINE 792 A and B, or MARINE 792

MARINE 794A
45 Points

MARINE 794B
45 Points

Thesis in Marine Studies - Level 9

Restriction: MARINE 796

To complete this course students must enrol in MARINE 794 A and B

MARINE 795A
45 Points

MARINE 795B
45 Points

Thesis in Marine Conservation - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in MARINE 795 A and B

MARINE 796A
60 Points

MARINE 796B
60 Points

MSc Thesis in Marine Science - Level 9

To complete this course students must enrol in MARINE 796 A and B

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