|Year of offer||2019|
|Subject level||Undergraduate Level 2|
|Fees||Subject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date|
This subject deals with weather systems ranging from global to human scales; the general circulation of the ocean and atmosphere; mesoscale systems and severe local weather; mid-latitude systems: extra-tropical cyclones and anti-cyclones; and low latitude systems: subtropical and tropical cyclones, heat lows and monsoons.
Intended learning outcomes
On completion of this subject, students will have learnt to:
- describe the drivers of the Earth’s weather systems over spatial scales ranging from local to global
- analyse the interactions of atmospheric phenomena at various scales
- interpret standard Bureau of Meteorology products
- describe and implement observational techniques for measuring weather
Students who successfully complete this subject will:
- demonstrate a high level of achievement in writing and problem-solving
- apply analytical, quantitative and technical skills to problem solving
- reflect and critique information as life-long learners
- demonstrate excellent organisational, planning and time management skills
- apply knowledge, skills and attitude to adapt to scientific, technological and social changes
- examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines
Eligibility and requirements
Students are required to have a knowledge of single variable calculus:
- >=25 in VCE Unit 3/4 Mathematical Methods or Specialist Mathematics (or equivalent); or
- 12.5 points in level 1 tertiary level mathematics (or equivalent)
Recommended background knowledge
|Code||Name||Teaching period||Credit Points|
|EVSC10001||The Global Environment||
Some knowledge of physics would be an advantage
Core participation requirements
The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.
Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home
Practical work/problem sheets, including a field trip report, totalling not more than 3500 words due during the semester (50%); a 2-hour written examination in the examination period (50%).
Dates & times
- Semester 1
Coordinator Linden Ashcroft Mode of delivery On Campus — Parkville Contact hours 2 x one hour lectures per week; 1 x two hour practical class per week; 1 day of field work on one weekend. Some practical work may take place at times decided by the students Total time commitment 170 hours Teaching period 4 March 2019 to 2 June 2019 Last self-enrol date 15 March 2019 Census date 31 March 2019 Last date to withdraw without fail 10 May 2019 Assessment period ends 28 June 2019
Time commitment details
Estimated total time commitment of 170 hours
- Subject notes
This subject is available for science credit to students enrolled in the BSc (both pre-2008 and new degrees), BASc or a combined BSc course.
- Related Handbook entries
- Breadth options
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
- Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.