Climate and Weather

      What will I study?


      Study earth’s atmosphere, oceans and land surfaces through this major, and discover how they combine to influence temperatures, rainfall and other weather.

      Learn about climate modelling and prediction, the role of principal wind and ocean current systems, and build your skills in many of the different sciences that play a role in climate and weather.

      Your major structure

      In your first and second year you will complete subjects that are prerequisites for your major as well as other science core, science elective and breadth studies.

      In your third year, you will complete 50 points (usually four subjects) of study that is deep and specialised study in climate science and environmental studies and you can also complete breadth studies. This major is made up of core and core selective subjects.

      Breadth studies

      Breadth is a unique feature of the Melbourne Model. It gives you the chance to explore subjects outside of science, developing new perspectives and learning to collaborate with others who have different strengths and interests — just as you will in your future career.

      Some of our students use breadth to explore creative interests or topics they have always been curious about. Others used breadth to improve their career prospects by complementing their major with a language, communication skills or business expertise.

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      Explore the subjects you could choose as part of this major.