Earth Sciences Papers at Tauranga (2024)
Earth Sciences offers a broad understanding of Earth's landscape features and processes and includes a range of branches of the subject, including soil science, hydrology, geomorphology, physical geography, volcanology, sedimentary geology, coastal marine studies, engineering geology and environmental science.
Earth Sciences is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Climate Change (BCC), Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)). Earth Sciences may also be taken as a second major in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Earth Sciences as a single major for the BCC, BSc and the BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points, including EARTH101, EARTH102, 60 points from EARTH211, EARTH221, EARTH231, EARTH241, EARTH251, and at least 45 points from 300-level Earth Sciences papers.
To complete Earth Sciences as part of a double major for the BCC, BSc, BSc(Tech) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points, including EARTH101, EARTH102, 60 points from EARTH211, EARTH221, EARTH231, EARTH241, EARTH251, and at least 30 points from 300-level Earth Sciences papers.
Students with a special interest in physical geography should consult with the subject convenor before selecting their papers. The majority of papers in Earth Sciences include both laboratory practical and field work.
Further information regarding papers, staff and research details can be found in brochures available from the School of Science office or website.
For a full list of offerings in this subject, including those available in Hamilton and online, see the Catalogue of Papers. Not all qualifications and subjects can be taken in full in Tauranga. See what can be studied in Tauranga.
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Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EARTH101 Introduction to Earth System Sciences - Pūtaiao Pūnaha Whenua 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) A lecture and laboratory paper that explores the interacting processes that affect the surface of the Earth, producing landforms and resources, with a focus on physical processes. Topics covered include coastal processes and hazards; climate change; weathering; erosion and mass movement; soil formation; the hydrological cycle; rive...
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EARTH241 Oceanography 15.0 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga) This paper introduces students to the broad scale properties, issues, and research importance of the global ocean via the main disciplines of oceanography: particularly biological, chemical, geological and physical oceanography
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EARTH341 Coastal Oceanography 15.0 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga) This paper focuses on the physical oceanography of the coastal zone. Topics include estuarine circulation, wind driven currents on the shelf, longwaves, resonance, seiching, methodologies for quantifying processes and coastal responses, waves and surfzone processes.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EARTH592 Dissertation 60.0 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. EARTH593 Earth Sciences Thesis 90.0 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. EARTH594 Earth Sciences Thesis 120.0 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. SCIEN589 Directed Study 15.0 24A (Hamilton), 24A (Tauranga), 24B (Hamilton), 24B (Tauranga), 24C (Hamilton) & 24C (Tauranga) No description available.
Code Paper Title Points Occurrence / Location EARTH900 Earth Sciences PhD Thesis 120.0 24I (Hamilton), 24J (Hamilton), 24K (Hamilton), 24X (Hamilton) & 24X (Tauranga) No description available.
2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 3 October 2023 8:50am