Climate, Atmosphere and Ocean Physics, Bachelor's, 3 years

  • Years3 years
  • ECTS credits180

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Required Learning Outcomes

A candidate who has completed his or her Bachelor's degree in Meteorology and Oceanography should have the following learning outcomes defined in terms of knowledge, skills and general competence:


The candidate
- knows the historical development of meteorology and oceanography
- is familiar with the terminology in meteorology and oceanography
- can provide an overview of key features of the dynamics and the physics of the atmosphere and the oceans and their underlying principles
- is able to describe and quantify the factors controlling variations and changes in climate
- is familiar with the measurement of key quantities in the atmosphere and the oceans and is able to perform related analysis to some extent
- can summarize field and/or laboratory work in a written report


The candidate
- can analyze atmospheric and oceanic processes and interactions
- is able to perform calculations using knowledge from fluid dynamics, classical mechanics, thermodynamics and data analysis
- can explain meteorology, oceanography and climate to lay people and professionals
- is able to use library and scientific databases to collect relevant information
- is able to write an essay on a meteorological and/or oceanographic topic

General competence

The candidate
- can explain mathematical concepts and apply mathematical formalism to geophysical problems based on analysis, complex numbers, linear algebra and simple differential equations
- is able to explain key concepts in meteorology and oceanography, and discuss similarities and differences between them
- is familiar with basic knowledge about experimental apparatuses and field activity in meteorology and oceanography and is able to conduct and present appurtenant data analysis
- is capable of conducting an independent project and can write and present a final project report in accordance with good scientific practice
- has knowledge of how to model basic aspects of the dynamics and physics of the atmosphere and the ocean
- is able to communicate key topics in meteorology and oceanography at the Bachelor¿s degree level
- can reflect on central ethical and scientific issues in the fields of meteorology, oceanography and climate

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