Course level

Undergraduate

Faculty

Science

School

Earth and Environment Sc Schl

Units

2

Duration

One Semester

Class contact

2L + 2P

Incompatible

ENVM7200

Assessment methods

Graphical Abstract, Report and Exam.

Course coordinator

Dr Daniel Harris (daniel.harris@uq.edu.au)

Study Abroad

This course is pre-approved for Study Abroad and Exchange students.

Work Integrated Learning

Field Experience

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2019 St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

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Course description

The coast is the most dynamic zone on earth and encompasses a wide range of beautiful and complex systems such as coral reefs, beaches, estuaries and lagoons. Over 70% of the population of Australia lives near the coast and is reliant on these coastal systems for employment, food, recreation, and protection. Being able to understand, describe, and predict changes in these systems is crucial for the management of the coastal environment. This course adds to the knowledge you have gained from other areas of natural and social science such as geomorphology, marine science, environmental science, geography and marine ecology but does not assume previous advanced knowledge of coastal systems. The course will build an understanding of coastal systems and the waves, currents, tides that act to change the coast over time. The management aspect of the course will outline some of the major problems facing the coast, some solutions, and also address the ┬┐wicked┬┐ nature of managing the coast. In the practical sessions, you will start with basic features in programs such as Excel and ArcGIS and work towards applying real world models, with guidance, that will allow you to describe and forecast coastal change.

Archived offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Semester 1, 2018 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2017 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2016 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2015 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2014 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2013 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2011 St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 1, 2010 St Lucia Internal Course Profile