Oceanography Diploma Course

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What Will You Learn?

Dive into the oceans and understand them on a deeper level than ever before! The Oceanography Diploma Course introduces you to the four major marines sciences. You’ll learn geological, physical, chemical, and biological concepts and how the relationships and interactions between them describe and explain the makeup of the world’s oceans.

Through studying the Oceanography Diploma Course, you’ll explore the origin, formation and continuing development of the Earth and its oceans, and gain an understanding of how this knowledge underpins other areas of oceanography.

We’ll examine the basic physical components of ocean interactions, how Newton’s Laws and acceleration forces collaborate in fluid motion dynamics and oceanic systems, how physical energy budgets describe the structure and circulation of the atmosphere and the types of currents and fluid transport mechanisms that are unique to the oceans.

The course covers the composition of the oceans - explaining how seawater density, salinity, and nutrient systems interact with thermodynamics and atmospheric composition. You’ll also learn about dissolved components of seawater and how they have changed over time.

We’ll also explore the biological processes and organisms of the oceans. You'll learn about biological indexes and how organisms are classified by size, demographic, and biological adaptations. You’ll also gain insight into fishery effects on ocean biota and the future of ocean habitats.

In this course, you will study the following areas and the relationships between them:

  • Geological Oceanography
  • Physical Oceanography
  • Chemical Oceanography
  • Biological Oceanography

Course Syllabus

What will I learn on the course?

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  • Introduction
  • Part 1: The Oceans in Perspective
  • Part 2: Shape of the Earth
  • Part 3: Formation of the Earth
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 1 Assessment
  • Part 1: Seafloor Morphology
  • Part 2: Seismology
  • Part 3: Structure of Earth
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 2 Assessment
  • Part 1: Isostatic Equilibrium
  • Part 2: Subduction Zones
  • Part 3: Plate Tectonic Mechanisms
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 3 Assessment
  • Part 1: Energy Budgets
  • Part 2: Physics of Fluid Motion
  • Part 3: Structure of the Atmosphere
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 4 Assessment
  • Part 1: Types of Wind-Driven Currents
  • Part 2: Geostrophic Flow
  • Part 3: Surface Currents on Earth
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 5 Assessment
  • Part 1: Seawater Density
  • Part 2: Water Masses
  • Part 3: Tides
  • Part 4: Orbital Motion of Water Particles
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 6 Assessment
  • Part 1: Size Classification
  • Part 2: Depositional Environment Classification
  • Part 3: Controls on Distribution of Biogenous Sediments
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 7 Assessment
  • Part 1: Chemical Nature of Water
  • Part 2: Dissolved Gases in Seawater
  • Part 3: DIC System
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 8 Assessment
  • Part 1: Thermodynamic System
  • Part 2: History of Atmospheric Composition
  • Part 3: The Structure of Seawater
  • Part 4: Electromagnetic Radiation Behaviour in Seawater
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 9 Assessment
  • Part 1: Important Biological Indexes
  • Part 2: Biological Salinity Regulation
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 10 Assessment
  • Part 1: Domains of Life
  • Part 2: Food Webs
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 11 Assessment
  • Part 1: Plankton
  • Part 2: Zooplankton
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 12 Assessment
  • Part 1: Marine Mammals
  • Part 2: Other Marine Creatures
  • Part 3: Fish
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 13 Assessment
  • Part 1: Threats to the Oceans
  • Part 2: Climate Factors
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Key Learning Points Exercise
  • Module 14 Assessment
  • Conclusion
Who Would Benefit from This Course?

The perfect introduction to the marine sciences, and the ideal complement to a Marine Biology Course, the Oceanography Diploma Course will benefit you if you are unfamiliar with the subject and would like to better understand the world’s oceans or if you are considering a career in this field and are looking for a starting point.

If you are considering a career in this area, this course can offer you information on the main aspects of marine science, an idea of the background knowledge used in an average day as a marine scientist and exploration of some of the subject’s more complex concepts. You’ll learn about many areas of ocean science, which may influence the courses and materials you choose to explore next with either advanced study or recognised qualifications.

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Accreditations

The Oceanography Diploma Course will take you up to 150 hours to complete, working from home. There is no time limit for completing this course, it can be studied in your own time at your own pace.

This is a Level 3 course and will give you 150 CPD (Continued Professional Development) points.

Upon completion of your course assessments, you receive 2 certificates. A certificate from the Centre of Excellence and a CPD certificate displaying the number of CPD points earned from the course.

This course is endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme. Therefore, upon successful completion of this course, learners can also receive a certificate of achievement from Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary, which lists the details of all the units the learner has completed as part of the course. (This certificate is optional and costs an additional £25).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through their awarding organisations they have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. They are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Their knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables them to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

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