This micro-credential is aimed at students and professionals who are working in the marine environment but would like to upskill in the area of physical processes in coastal oceans.
In the course you will learn about the important physical processes that impact the circulation and mixing along the coastal ocean. We will also cover coastal currents, fronts and horizontal eddies that vary on time scales of days to months and spatial scales of one to hundreds of kilometers.
Upon successful completion, you'll receive:
- Two PD Points - stackable for unspecified academic credit in award courses
- A Certificate of Achievement
- A UWA Plus Professional Development Transcript, listing all successfully completed micro-credentials
- Delivery mode
- Course date
- Applications close
- Two-day intensive followed by completion of practical work
- 50 hours (including contact hours, personal study time and assessment)
- Academic lead
- Professor Chari Pattiaratchi
- $990 inc. GST
- Critical information summary
- OCENM522 – Critical information summary [PDF, 41KB]
What you'll learn
Explain how physical processes impact circulation and mixing along the coastal ocean
Interpret data from coastal currents, fronts and horizontal eddies
Solve coastal engineering problems using knowledge of physical processes
Why study this course?
Students are able to demonstrate
- Gain knowledge of important concepts in coastal physical oceanography and practical skills to apply these concepts
- Enhance your professional experience in oceanography roles with training based on recent research and industry insights
How does it work?
You'll work on practical exercises and assignments.