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MASC 681 SEMINAR I

The student is expected to attend all seminars specified by the Department. Each student is expected to make his/her own oral presentation on a proposed research at a project proposal seminar. Seminars on offer include coastal management, climate change...

MASC 680 THESIS RESEARCH

A supervised thesis work on an independent and original research undertaken by the candidate in an applied area after presenting a proposal on a selected topic. This thesis will cover the two semesters of the second year. The final write-up of the project...

MASC 652 MARINE SEDIMENTOLOGY AND PETROLOGY

Marine sedimentology and petrology involves the study of sedimentary materials in the marine environment. Students will be taught in areas such as Origin and types of marine sediments; Properties of sedimentary particles; Mineral composition of marine...

MASC 648 LEGAL FRAMEWORK FOR AQUATIC RESOURCES MANAGEMENT

Although a shared resource, the marine environment is regarded as an extension of continental landmass and therefore has portions owned by respective coastal nations. This has led to political demarcations, thus requiring the formulation of a legal framework...

MASC 646 REMOTE SENSING AND GIS APPLICATIONS

Acquisition of data via satellite is a growing field that needs to be explored to reduce cost, time and material resource used in physical data collection. The field of remote sensing and its application is far advanced and being employed in the marine...

MASC 644 GLOBAL WARMING AND THE COASTAL ENVIRONMENT

Global warming is a world-wide issue that has caught the attention of several governments and addressing this issue requires understanding the processes that lead to its occurrence so that measures can be taken by individuals, cooperate bodies and governments...

MASC 642 AQUATIC BOTANY

Aquatic plants form a very important component of aquatic ecosystems and play vital role in being the base of every food chain in the ecosystem. Marine and freshwater plants range in size from micro to macro and are very diverse and complicated in nature. The...

MASC 638 DEEP SEA SCIENCE

The deep sea environment is an area that is accorded little attention but holds lots of resources and play host to a number of living organisms worth studying. The course will delve into the Structure and function of benthic systems; Hydrothermal vents and...

MASC 636 BALLAST WATER MANAGEMENT

This course will expose students to the emerging issues in shipping related to ballast water management (BWM). Topics to be treated include background to BWM; Hull fouling characteristics of marine organisms; Native, cryptogenic, invasive species and their...

MASC 634 MARINE BIOGEOCHEMISTRY

The objective of the course is to help students broaden their knowledge on biogeochemical processes occurring in the marine environment. Students will be made to understand the phenology of some chemical elements of life. Carefully selected areas that...

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