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Mphil Meteorology and Climate Science

Submitted by eiyamba on Tue, 08/03/2021 - 15:56

As a result of KNUST-GMet collaboration that led to the establishment of the BSc Meteorology and Climate Science Programme in 2008, the MPhil (Meteorology and Climate Science) programme was introduced in 2011/2012 academic year to provide postgraduate training to the BSc (Meteorology and Climate Science) graduates and other qualified candidates.

The MPhil in Meteorology and Climate Science programme comprises seventeen (17) courses in total. Fifteen (15) of these courses are taught as core courses and the remaining two (2) as elective courses. Each student in the program takes lectures and examination in at least one (1) of the elective course. The programme has graduated students since 2013 and has developed into PhD programmes.

Aims:

The aim for the establishment of the MPhil degree in Meteorology and Climate Science was to build human capacity by training to produce skilled postgraduates with world class standard qualities.

Objectives:

The objectives were to train students to acquire skills in the following areas:

  1. Atmospheric Physics and Chemistry

  1. Meteorology skills in weather and seasonal forecasting

  2. Climate science (physical climate processes of tropical Africa and the world at large)

  3. Satellite and ground based remote sensing methodologies and applications

  4. Atmospheric and terrestrial pollution issues

  5. Atmospheric, ocean, land and vegetation modelling

Structure of the programme

 

1 Theory (T) = 1 Credit (C) and 4 Practical (P) = 1 Credit (C)

Year One (1) Semester One (1)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 555

Atmospheric Physics

2

0

2

MATH 583

Advanced Numerical Analysis

1

4

2

STAT 491

Data Science for Physics

1

4

2

MET 551

Climate System in Sub-Saharan Africa

2

0

2

MET 553

Atmospheric Chemistry

2

0

2

MET 557

Physical Oceanography

2

0

2

PHYC 581

Advanced Programming I

1

4

2

MET 561

Atmospheric Dynamics I

2

0

2

MET 559

Advanced Meteorology

2

0

2

 

Total

15

12

18

 

Year One (1) Semester Two (2)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 556

Remote Sensing of the Atmosphere

2

0

2

MET 560

Advanced Hydrometeorology

2

0

2

PHYC 582

Advanced Programming II

1

4

2

MET 564

Climate Change and Modelling

2

0

2

MET 566

Environment Measurement Techniques

1

4

2

MET 568

Atmospheric Dynamics II

2

0

2

PHY 572

Research Methods for Physics

1

0

1

 

 

11

8

13

Elective Courses (Select One (1))

Code

Course Name

 

 

 

MET 554

Environmental Pollution

2

0

2

MET 558

Aeronomy of the Upper Atmosphere

2

0

2

 

Total

13

8

15

Year Two (2) Semester One (1)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 550

Seminar

0

0

0

MET 570

Project

0

0

0

 

Total

0

0

0

 

Year Two (2) Semester Two (2)

Code

Course Name

T

P

C

MET 550

Seminar

0

0

0

MET 570

Project

0

0

0

 

Total

0

0

0