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Marine Science

 

Bachelor of Marine Science

Are you interested in marine biology? The marine environment and its conservation? Coral reefs, kelp forests, sandy beaches, or the Southern Ocean? Australian waters stretch from the warm clear tropical oceans of the north, through cool temperate seas of southern Australia, to the frigid Antarctic waters in the southern ocean. Marine biologists study a correspondingly wide range of topics at a range of scales: from molecular ecology to ocean wide ecosystems. Employment can be found in environmental consultancies, ecotourism, government agencies at all levels, education and research.

Are you interested in Oceanography? The marine environment and its exploration? Marine geophysics or sedimentology? Marine geoscientists study the planet’s history using the patterns of deposition of sediments and distribution of the rocks of the seafloor to better understand the present ocean environment and its mineral and energy resources. Marine geoscientists are concerned with dynamic processes, whether it be currents and waves of the sea itself or processes within the seafloor. Employment can be found in environmental consultancies, oil and mining companies, government agencies at all levels, education and research.

As of 2015 there is a single Marine Science degree program. To see the requirements for the Bachelor of Marine Science click here.

Students are advised to check that they will have the 100- and 200-level units required as prerequisites. They are also strongly encouraged to seek academic advice at least annually (see contacts page for advisors).