Climate and Weather

Advice on how to plan your exchange within the Bachelor of Science

Optimal exchange dates: Year 2: Semester 1 or Semester 2 (Sem 2 recommended)

Planning your exchange: The core pre-requisite for the Climate and Weather Major is ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to Greenhouse. The Faculty of Science has mapped this subject at multiple partner institutions. Therefore, students undertaking exchange in Semester 2 of Year 2 could choose a host institution where an equivalent to this subject is offered and then choose a selection of Science Electives/Breadth subjects.

If students preferred to undertake exchange in Semester 1, of Year 2 it is important to consider that both ATOC20001 Weather and Climate Systems and MAST20009 Vector Calculus are recommended subjects. ATOC20001 Weather and Climate Systems is only available in Semester 1 and as such it would be wise to consider finding an equivalent to this subject whilst abroad. However, it is not compulsory progression in this major.

Mapped subjects for the Climate and Weather major include:

University of Melbourne subjectPartner institutionEquivalent subjectNotes
MAST20009 Vector CalculusCarnegie Melon UniversityCalculus in Three DimensionsSubject is missing general curvilinear coordinates and the vector identities, but is still a good replacement for MAST20009
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of California, Davis116 Climate Change
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of ConnecticutNRE3146 Climatology
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of ConnecticutGSCI3010 Earth History and Global Change
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of GlasgowClimates: Past and Future Earth4074
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of IcelandUAU107M Climate Change
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of OsloGEO3100 Environmental Geology
ERTH20003 Past Climates: Icehouse to GreenhouseUniversity of MarylandAOSC401 Climate Dynamics and Earth System Science
ATOC30004 Dynamical Meteorology and OceanographyUniversity of EdinburghPhysics of Climate,
ATOC30008 Atmospheric Processes and CompositionUniversity of EdinburghEarth's Atmospheric Composition
ATOC30008 Atmospheric Processes and CompositionUniversity of EdinburghOceanography

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