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Marine Resource Development Technology

1. Program Description

The Ministry of Education has proposed to build the speciality of marine resource development technology as new undergraduate specialities for strategic industries in the 21st century. After obtaining the approval from The Ministry of Education, School of Geographic Science of Naniing Normal University and other two universities has started the admission of the speciality of marine resource development technology since 2011. The graduates can be employed in various fields: marine resource development, coastal zone management, marine environment and ecological construction, marine resource survey and marine asset assessment. According to the report released by Research Center for Chinese Science Evaluation of Wuhan University, the speciality of marine resource development technology of Nanjing Normal University is the 4-star speciality and ranks third.

2. Program Duration and Credit

This is a four-year undergraduate program, which can be completed within a minimum of three years and a maximum of seven years.

A total of 163 credits are required upon the completion of the program.

3. Curriculum

Three modules of courses are offered for the program: Basic Curriculum, Essential Curriculum, and Elective Curriculum. The Basic and Essential curricula are compulsory for a Bachelor’s degree.

The Elective Curriculum in the list includes extended disciplinary courses offered by the school into which an individual student is admitted, as well as cross disciplinary courses offered by other schools. Students can choose the extended and cross disciplinary courses according to their personal interests and career plans; however, credits should be approved by the School.

(1)Basic Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100701062101

Advanced Mathematics A(I)

6

1

 

100701062102

Advanced Mathematics A(II)

6

2

 

100701062108

Linear Algebra

3

2

 

100712062102

Probability theory and mathematical statistics  B

3

3

 

100010191003

C Language Program

4

4

Including1practice credit

100702072101

College Physics B(I)

3

2

 

100702072102

College Physics B(II)

2

3

 

100705102201

Physical Geography

3

1

 

100705102210

Introduction and discussion of Geographic Sciences

2

1

 

100707102201

Basic Chemistry

3

2

 

100707102202

Introduction of Marine Science*

3

1

 

100707102203

Science of Marine Resources*

3

2

 

100707102204

Introduction to the marine resources development technology

1

1

 

(2)Essential Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100707103001

Marine Geology

3

3

Including 1 practice credit

100707103002

Ocean Dynamics

3

3

 

100707103003

Introduction to Marine Environment*

3

3

 

100707103004

Marine Biology

2

3

 

100707103005

Marine Ecology*

2

4

Bilingual courses

100707103006

Marine Economics*

2

5

 

100707103007

Ocean Engineering*

3

4

Including 1 practice credit

100707103008

Marine Resources Management*

2

5

 

100707103009

Marine Zoning and Planning

2

7

 

100707103010

Coastal environment protection and restoration*

2

7

 

100707103011

Marine Geographic Information System

2

4

Including 1 practice credit

100707103012

Remote sensing of Ocean

2

5

Including 1 practice credit

100707103013

Comprehensive of Marine Cartography*

3

5

Including 2 practice credit

100707103014

Marine Survey Methods*

3

4

Including 1 practice credit

100707103015

Fundamental of Surveying

3

4

Including 2 practice credit

100707103016

Coastal Zone Comprehensive Practice

2

5

practice course

100707103017

Bachelor Graduation Practice

2

8

practice course

100707103018

Bachelor Graduation Theses

4

8

practice course

(3)Elective Curriculum

Course Code

Course

Credit

Semester

Remark

100705104006

Human Geography

3

2

 

100707104002

Coastal Geomorphology

2

3

 

100707104003

Principles of Management

2

7

 

100707104004

Principles of Urban Planning

2

6

 

100707104005

Decision Theory and Technology

2

7

 

100707104006

Maritime Rights and Interests and Marine Development Strategy

2

4

 

100707104007

Rort and Channel Resources Development Technique

2

5

 

100707104008

The technology of tidal flat resources exploitation

2

6

 

100707104009

Development and Protection of Island

2

5

 

100707104010

Tourism Planning

2

7

 

100707104011

Ocean Information Technology

2

6

 

100707104012

Ocean Numerical Calculation Method

2

6

Including 2 practice credit

100707104013

Environmental Impact Assessment for Marine Engineering

2

4

Including 1 practice credit

100707104014

Ocean Land and Sea Management

2

6

Including 1 practice credit

100707104015

Sea Area Assessment

2

5

Including 1 practice credit

100707104016

Landscape Ecology

2

5

 

100707104017

Marine Ecological Restoration Technology

2

6

 

100707104018

Marine Disaster and Protection

2

3

 

100707104019

Academic Norms and Paper Writing

2

6

 

 (Note: 1. Odd-number semesters are the fall semesters and even-number semesters are the spring semesters in each academic year. 

      2. The asterisk * marks a core course.

4. Core Courses and Introductions

100707102202     Introduction of Marine Science        (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:   None

General Marine Science is the basic course for undergraduate and ocean sciences and similar specialities. The course focuses on the system of marine sciences and systematically deals with the basic concepts, basic theories and key results. The main contents include seabed topography, tectonics, sediment, physical properties and chemical properties of seawater, ocean circulation, waves, tides, relationship between atmosphere and ocean, marine life, and Chinese offshore oceanography.

In the course, based on the systematic introduction to the basic knowledge of marine sciences, students can grasp the basic concepts, basic theories and key results of major branches of ocean science and understand the terrains, sediments, tectonics, hydrology, ocean power and seawater chemical characteristics of Chinese offshore Bohai Sea, the Yellow Sea, East China Sea and South China Sea and lay the basis for the follow-up courses.

Through this course, students should master basic theories of marine geology, geomorphology and sedimentology, understand main physical and chemical properties of seawater as well as air-sea interactions, grasp causes, feature descriptions and basic theories of ocean circulation, tides and waves, know marine organisms and ecosystems and learn features Chinese offshore oceans.

100707102203      Science of Marine Resources          (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:  None

This course deals with the basic concepts of marine resources, the relationship between marine resources and human civilization, the significance of marine resource study, international laws related to marine resource rights, and China's maritime territory. Secondly, the course systematically introduces the classification of marine resources and the characteristics, distribution and causes of various types of marine resources. Thirdly, the course provides evaluation methods and cases of various types of marine resources. Fourthly, the course discusses the development and utilization ways of marine resources. Finally, the course introduces marine environment pollution and damage to marine resources in the development of marine resources and explains the basic principles and measures to protect marine resources for the sustainable utilization of marine resources.

In the course, students can grasp the basic concepts of marine resources, the relationships between human development and marine resources and the significance of the study of marine territory and marine resources, learn international laws, various classification systems, distribution characteristics, causes, evaluation methods, development mode, and utilization status of marine resources and explore environmental problems in the development process of marine resources and sustainable utilization methods of marine resources.

100707103003    Introduction to Marine Environment      (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:  None

The course discusses marine phenomena, basic concepts, and marine processes from the perspective of the marine environment. The contents include study scope, progress and trend of marine environment sciences, marine environment processes, marine environment geology, physical characteristics of marine environment, seawater movement, the interaction between ocean and atmosphere, marine environmental chemistry, marine environment ecology and marine environmental management and planning.

In this course, students can grasp the theories, scope, and progress of marine environmental sciences, improve the awareness of marine environmental protection, and learn theoretical basis and knowledge for marine environmental protection and sustainable marine development.

100707103005           Marine Ecology                (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:  None

The course is designed to help undergraduates of the marine department to understand and master the basic knowledge of ecology. In the course, students can study the marine environment, marine life, a variety of habitats, production, quantity, and spatial distribution of marine life, and the interaction between habitats and marine life and learn the influences of exploitation of marine living resources and human activities on the marine environment and marine life. The course can initiate the interests of students in marine ecology, cultivate the awareness of the sustainable use of marine resources and establish the correct attitude of marine ecology.

In the course, students can understand the basic knowledge of ecology and marine ecology, the interaction between the marine environment and organisms, characteristics of various typical marine ecosystems and habitats, basic concepts and theories of ecology including biological productivity, quantity, and distribution and understand the influences of human activities on the marine environment and marine ecology, marine biological diversity and rational exploitation of marine resources. The course can help students to cultivate the awareness of sustainable use of marine resources and to establish the correct attitude of marine ecology.

100707103006         Marine Economics              (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:  None

Ocean Economics is an applied economics. According to the basic principles and methods of economics, the course analyzes the economic activities development and utilization of marine resources and reveals the economic laws to guide marine economy practices. This course introduces marine economic systems, and marine economic resources and configuration, elaborates marine regional economy involving coastal zones, islands, Chinese waters, and international seabed, presents marine industrial economy involving marine fishery, marine services, new marine industry, and marine industries, and investigates marine product market, the sustainable development strategy of marine economy, and marine economy analysis and evaluation. In the course, through the analysis of marine economic activities according to the economics principles, students can grasp the theories of economic marine industry, marine regional economy and sustainable economic development, master the knowledge of the marine economy for analyzing and solving the problems of marine economy, and lay the foundation for subsequent learning and work.

100707103007        Ocean Engineering                 (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:  None

Ocean Engineering is a multi-disciplinary course involving marine environment, structures, mechanics, materials, machinery manufacturing, etc. This course is composed of six parts: marine environment, coastal engineering, offshore engineering, floating body and submerged body, underwater systems, and marine engineering materials. Firstly, the course introduces wind, wave, current, tide, tsunamis, storm surges and other marine environmental factors. In the part of coastal engineering, the course focuses on coastal evolution and the types, design methods and uses of major coastal protection structures and mainly deals with design and construction methods of breakwater projects, coastal reclamation, dredging projects. In the part of offshore engineering, the course focuses on offshore drilling systems, offshore oil and gas production platforms and the design and construction technology of submarine pipeline systems. In the part of floating body and submerged body, the course focuses on hydrodynamic performance and the applications of main buoy systems. In the part of underwater systems, the course focuses on working characteristics of the pressure vessel and life supports under seawater pressure. In the part of marine engineering material, the course focuses on seawater corrosion properties and main material types of marine facilities. In the course practice, through a coastal reclamation case, students can master methods, ideas and processes for marine engineering design. In this course, students can obtain the overall understanding of marine engineering as well as the good background of marine engineering.

In this course, students can fully grasp concepts and definitions related to ocean engineering and marine engineering applications from coast to offshore and from water to underwater. In the practice aspects, students can master methods and processes of ocean engineering design and understand offshore engineering deeply for the subsequent marine science investigation and the development and utilization of marine resources.

100707103008     Marine Resources Management       (2 cr.)

Prerequisites:  None

This course introduces the basic concepts of marine resource management, Chinese marine resource management system and the history of the system and systematically presents the development, utilization, and features of major marine resources including fishery resources, mineral resources, port resources, space resources and tourism resources. In addition, the course deals with, laws, regulations, policies and supervision and management system of marine sources as well as the significance, status and control means of integrated management of marine resources. In the course, students can grasp the basic concepts of marine resource management, Chinese marine resource management system and the history of the system, understand the investigation and assessment methods, development and utilization characteristics and supervision and management systems of fishery resources, mineral resources, port resources, space resources, tourism resources and other marine resources, learn the basic contents of the integrated management of marine resources and prepare for the deployment in marine resource management.

100707103010 Coastal environment protection and restoration (2 cr.)

Prerequisites:  None

In this course, students can understand marine environment, related basic concepts, marine environment status, marine environmental protection, the theories, methods and engineering practices of coastal protection and restoration, especially prevention, control and repair techniques of water pollutants, marine solid wastes, offshore oil, marine aquaculture pollutants and widely concerned environmental pollutants. In addition, students can grasp the theories and computational methods for marine environmental capacity, and the status, problems and countermeasures of integrated coastal zone pollution control, track the advanced theories of marine ecological civilization construction, and learn the principles, development, and applications of marine environment restoration.

100707103013  Comprehensive of Marine Cartography   (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:  None

The course introduces the basic concepts, mathematical basis, data sources, and data collection channels of the map as well as organization and expression of ArcGIS data. The course focuses on digital approaches of marine charts, design and compilation of thematic maps, spatial analysis, and drawing skills of Surfer underwater terrain maps, 3D surface, and topographic maps. This course is composed of lectures and assisted practical exercises. In the course, students can grasp relevant maps used in marine investigation, monitoring and management, master the basic principles, drawing methods and skills of ArcGIS, AutoCAD, Surfer and other commonly used software, and cultivate comprehensive reading and drawing capabilities of marine maps through experiments and computer exercises.

100707103014       Marine Survey Methods         (3 cr.)

Prerequisites:  None

From the perspective of the combination of theories and practices, with marine hydrographic surveys and environmental resources as the main line, the course introduces methods, instruments, and data processing and application processes of marine survey. The contents of the course include the main principles and methods of marine hydrographic survey, equipment, data recording, marine engineering, meteorology, chemistry, biology, geology, sound, light, and other survey items as well as the preliminary processing and analysis methods for marine survey data. The course focuses on bathymetry, temperature observations, salinity measurement, observations of current, wave, tide, and other marine environment factors and fishery resource survey. The course introduces marine meteorological observation, marine chemistry survey, marine geophysical surveys, geological landform and the acoustics and optics survey. In the course, students can grasp common methods of data analysis and data processing, learn the measurement principles, methods and applications of the latest satellite remote sensing, master basic oceanographic survey methods, and cultivate marine survey capabilities.

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