# 2008: MS Atmospheric Science Curriculum

August 10, 2011 Leave a comment

*I. Core/Required Courses Units*

Subject | Description | Units |
---|---|---|

AS 201 | Foundations of Atmospheric Science | 3 |

AS 230 | Mathematical Methods for Atmospheric Science | 3 |

Ps 230 | Geophysical Fluid Dynamics 3Geophysical Fluid Dynamics | 3 |

Ps 231 | Computational Models for the Environment | 3 |

Ps 232 | Physical Meteorology | 3 |

Ps 233 | Dynamic Meteorology | 3 |

II. Electives (Choose at least 2) Units

Cat. No. | Course Title | Units |
---|---|---|

AS 204 | Synoptic Meteorology | 3 |

AS 204 | Synoptic Meteorology | 3 |

AS 205 | Tropical Meteorology | 3 |

AS 211 | Climatology | 3 |

AS 221 | Boundary Layer Dynamics | 3 |

AS 232 | Computational Models for the Environment II | 3 |

AS 243 | Atmospheric Chemistry | 3 |

AS 260.xx | Special Topics | 3 |

AS 270.x | Advanced Research Laboratory | 3 |

Ps 241 | Fundamentals of Air Pollution | 3 |

Ps 242 | Physics of the Environment and Climate | 3 |

Ps 243 | Remote Sensing and Environmental Mapping | 3 |

Ps 244 | Environmental Instrumentation | 3 |

*III. Other Requirements Units*

Cat. No. | Course Title | Units |
---|---|---|

AS 280.x | Seminar | 1 |

AS 291 | Thesis 1 (Research Design) | 3 |

AS 292 | Thesis 2 (Thesis Writing & Defense) | 3 |

Comprehensive Exam | 0 |

NOTE:

– “Lab” may be taken to mean “a complementary activity or exercise”

Modes of Delivery

The MS AS is normally composed of 31 units (1 unit = 18 hours of instruction) consisting of 24 units of course work, 1 seminar, and 6 units for the thesis. The courses will be delivered once a week (i.e. 3 hours/week) for eighteen weeks. Some 3-unit courses are considered pure lecture courses while others are allocated 2 units for lecture and 1 unit for lab. A lab exercise is any activity that involves computer use, laboratory analysis or instrumentation, field activity or exercise, field trip, or any activity complementary to the lecture.

*Degree Requirements*

Students must take and pass all core courses with an overall “B” average and complete the Thesis. The students must also pass a written Comprehensive Examination after completion of all coursework. Upon completion of all their academic requirements, the students will receive the degree of Master of Science in Atmospheric Science from the Ateneo de Manila University.