Environmental Sciences Papers at Tauranga (2020)
Environmental Sciences are interdisciplinary with a focus on ecology, soil and water environments and geochemistry.
Environmental Sciences is available as a first major for the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Science (Technology) (BSc(Tech)). Environmental Sciences may also be taken as a second major or minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.
To complete Environmental Sciences as a single major for the BSc and BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points including EARTH101, ENVSC101, ENVSC201 and ENVPL303; one of BIOEB202 or BIOMO203; one of CHEMY204 or ENVSC202; one of EARTH221, EARTH231 or EARTH241; and two papers in different subject areas from BIOEB303, BIOEB304, BIOEB305, BIOMO303, CHEMY304, EARTH313, EARTH321, EARTH322, EARTH331, EARTH341, EARTH342, or ENVSC302.
To complete Environmental Sciences as part of a double major for the BSc, BSc(Tech) or other undergraduate degree, students must gain 120 points including EARTH101, ENVSC101, ENVSC201 and ENVPL303; one of BIOEB202 or BIOMO203; one of CHEMY204 or ENVSC202; one of EARTH221, EARTH231 or EARTH241; one of BIOEB303, BIOEB304, BIOEB305, BIOMO303, CHEMY304, EARTH313, EARTH321, EARTH322, EARTH331, EARTH341, EARTH342 or ENVSC302.
To complete a minor in Environmental Sciences, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Environmental Sciences major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must include ENVSC101 and ENVSC201.
Note: Students who commenced a major in Environmental Sciences in 2017 or prior should contact the Division of Health, Engineering, Computing and Science for programme advice.
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 Occurrence / Location BIOEB102 Introduction to Ecology and Biodiversity 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) An introduction to the principles of ecology and biodiversity. Topics include population, community and ecosystem ecology, conservation biology, and the structure, functioning and environmental responses of animals and plants. Examples will include New Zealand ecosystems and biota. CHEMY100 Chemistry in Context 20A (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) This is an introductory paper for students with a limited background in chemistry. There is a strong emphasis on teaching chemical concepts through real-world examples relevant to different science and engineering disciplines. EARTH101 Introduction to Earth System Sciences 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (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... ENVSC101 Environmental Science 20A (Tauranga) & 20B (Hamilton) A scientific study of the interaction between humans and the environment including climate change, utilisation and exploitation of natural resources and the effects of human activities on biological, chemical and physical processes that form resources and control ecosystems.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOEB202 Principles of Ecology 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) This paper covers the principles of ecology, including adaptation to the environment, intra- and inter-specific interactions, community and ecosystem dynamics, and biogeography. Weekend field trips and computer laboratory work are essential elements. EARTH241 Oceanography 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (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 ENVSC201 Environmental Monitoring 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) An introduction to reasons for, and design and implementation of, environmental monitoring in New Zealand. Skills in data collection, management, presentation, and interpretation are developed for a range of environments using both field data collection and published data-sets. ENVSC202 Environmental Chemistry and Geochemistry 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga) This paper is a broad introduction into environmental chemistry and geochemistry including the formation of the elements, chemical evolution of Earth, modern Earth surface processes, fossil fuels and biomarkers, global biogeochemical cycling, atmospheric chemistry and global climate change.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location BIOEB303 Terrestrial Ecology 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga) This paper explores ecological theory to understand the dynamics, functioning, and restoration of terrestrial ecosystems in New Zealand and across the globe. Labs, workshops, and a weekend field trip are core components of this paper. BIOEB304 Freshwater Ecology 20A (Hamilton) & 20A (Tauranga) An introduction to the ecology of lakes and rivers. Topics covered include the structure and function of major freshwater communities, fish and fisheries, human impacts and the management of inland waters. BIOEB305 Marine Ecology 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) An introduction to the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. The paper explores the fundamentals of ecology (e.g. disturbance/recovery, recruitment, organism interactions with their environment, nutrient cycles, limits on productivity) in a marine setting. We also cover human impacts on marine environments including fishe... EARTH342 Coastal Geomorphology and Management 20B (Hamilton) & 20B (Tauranga) This paper focuses on understanding of coastal processes, sediments, and evolution of coastal landforms as a basis for coastal management. Topics covered include coastal sediments and processes; coastal landforms, their origin and evolution; coastal hazards and their mitigation; and case studies of coastal issues.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENVS594 Environmental Sciences Thesis 20X (Hamilton) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research - 120 points. SCIEN589 Directed Study 20A (Hamilton), 20A (Tauranga), 20B (Hamilton), 20B (Tauranga), 20C (Hamilton) & 20C (Tauranga) No description available. SCIEN592 Dissertation 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) A report on the findings of a theoretical or empirical investigation. SCIEN593 Thesis 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research. SCIEN594 Thesis 20I (Hamilton), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) An externally examined piece of written work that reports on the findings of supervised research.
Code Paper Title Occurrence / Location ENVS900 Environmental Sciences PhD Thesis 20I (Hamilton), 20I (Tauranga), 20X (Hamilton) & 20X (Tauranga) No description available.
2020 Catalogue of Papers information current as of : 14 August 2020 10:33am