2008: MS Atmospheric Science Curriculum

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

– “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.


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