Minor in Aquatic Ecology

Host Faculties:

  • Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (Department of Geography)
  • Faculty of Science (Department of Biological Sciences)

The Minor in Aquatic Ecology aims to expose students to the important disciplines of marine and freshwater ecological studies while developing relevant specific skills, knowledge, and experience among them. With the increasing governmental, private, and societal interest in aquatic sciences, there is a growing demand for manpower with expertise in freshwater and/or marine ecology. This Minor complements aptly the primary disciplines of students from the Life Sciences Major and Geography Major. It will also enhance the training for students keen on related career opportunities at relevant governmental and private institutions in Singapore, including Public Utilities Board (PUB), National Environment Agency (NEA), National Parks Board (NParks), The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), Tropical Marine Science Institute (TMSI), DHI Group, and Singapore-Delft Water Alliance (SDWA).

To be awarded a minor in Aquatic Ecology, a student must pass the six modules as set out below:

  1. LSM1103 Biodiversity
  2. LSM2251 Ecology and Environment
  3. GE2229 Water and Environment
  4. SP3202 Aquatic Ecology Research
  5. Choose 2 from the following elective modules:
    • GE2215 Introduction to GIS and Remote Sensing
    • GE2220 Terrestrial and Coastal Environments
    • GE2228 Weather and Climate
    • GE3216 Applications of GIS & Remote Sensing
    • GE3221 Ecological Systems
    • GE3223 Environmental Change in the Tropics
    • GEK1543 Chemistry of the Ocean
    • LSM3254 Ecology of Aquatic Environments
    • LSM3264 Environmental Biochemistry
    • LSM4261 Marine Biology
    • LSM4264 Freshwater Biology
    • LSM4266 Topics in Aquatic Biodiversitsy

This Minor is open to undergraduate students from all disciplines. Application is required and successful entry to Aquatic Ecology Minor is subjected to departmental approval.

The application form for Minor in Life Sciences is available at http://www.lifesciences.nus.edu.sg/info/minor_in_aquatic_ecology.doc.

Please submit the application form, enclosed with applicant’s CV, to Dr Peter Todd Department of Biological Sciences).
If you wish to email your application to the department, or have further enquiries on Minor in Aquatic Ecology, you may contact the Minor Coordinator, Dr Peter Todd.

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