GEOG311-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019

Coastal Studies

15 points

Start Date: Monday, 18 February 2019
End Date: Sunday, 23 June 2019
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 1 March 2019
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 10 May 2019


This course explores the processes that form and change coastal environments in New Zealand, the Pacific and worldwide. Topics examined include a selection of: sea level change today and into the future, waves and currents, the role of sediments in how beaches work to protect land and interact with oceans, plus sessions focussed on the wonders and practical realities of wetlands, tropical reefs, and human interactions with coastal environments. You will gain an understanding of models of the coastal zone, as well as an experience of field methods and laboratory techniques used in coastal investigations. The course was developed based on direct industry feedback and involvement. There is also an optional one-day field-trip, where there is an opportunity to put your learnings into practice and measure waves, currents and beach profiles, and to collect sediment and ecological data for analysis in labs, all using up-to-date professional techniques.


30 points of 200-level Geography, including GEOG201, or
in special cases with approval of the Head of Department.

Timetable 2019

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Tuesday 11:00 - 13:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab 18 Feb - 7 Apr
29 Apr - 2 Jun
Computer Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Jack Erskine 001 Computer Lab 18 Mar - 24 Mar
Field Trip A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 09:00 - 16:00 New Brighton Beach 4 Mar - 10 Mar
Lab A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 10:00 - 12:00 Ernest Rutherford 164 Geog/Geol Lab 11 Mar - 17 Mar

Course Coordinator

Deirdre Hart

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $850.00

International fee $4,000.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see School of Earth and Environment on the department and colleges page.

All GEOG311 Occurrences

  • GEOG311-19S1 (C) Semester One 2019