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Coastal and Marine Science, B.Sc.

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University rank #151 (ARWU) ,
The need to sustain Australia's marine environment is more important than ever as we face an uncertain future driven by climate change, increasing resource extraction and coastal development. Coastal and marine scientists are essential to ensuring the sustainable management of this environment.


In your first year you will complete an environmental science foundation year that provides an appropriate basis for studying the physical, chemical and biological conditions of various environments and their effects on organisms. This foundation year acts as a pathway to the major in coastal and marine science in your second year.

In this major, you will study the complexity of coastal and marine environments, why they are vital to our existence, and how they may be protected.

Your study will cover different areas of science, including biology, geology, environmental management, oceanography and aquaculture and will include both theory and practical activities.

You can study this major as part of a science and arts orscience and commerce double degree.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity

    You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.

    Full-time Part-time
  • Credits
    600 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Ecotoxicology
  • Applied Genetics
  • Marine Ecology
  • Habitat and Landform Mapping
  • Advanced Marine Science and Technology
  • Environmental Impact Assessment
  • Fisheries Science
  • Terrestrial and Marine Science Field Project

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

  • An Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR) of 70 or equivalent
  • English Language proficiency
For more information, please visit the program website.

Tuition Fee

Fee information is not available for this course at this time.


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