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Bachelor of Marine Science
Bachelor of Marine Science

Bachelor of Marine Science

  • ID:GU610148
  • Level:3-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (AUD)

  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$35,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:$12,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$609.00
Estimated Total/program:
$142,827.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

Prerequisites: English, English as an Additional Language, Literature or English & Literature Extension (Units 3&4, C)

English Requirements

English language requirements apply to International applicants and other applicants whose previous study was undertaken in a language other than English. The minimum English language requirements for such applicants for entry to this program are as follows:

  • A minimum overall band score of 6.5 on IELTS (Academic) with no sub-score of less than 6.0

  • OR a minimum score of 575 on TOEFL

  • OR an internet-based (iBT) TOEFL score of 79 (no sub-score less than 19)

  • OR no score less than 3+ in each skill of the ISLPR (conducted by ISLPR Language Services only)

  • OR a minimum overall score of 176 (no score less than 169) on C1 Advanced (formerly Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English) or C2 Proficiency (formerly Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English)

  • OR an overall score of 58 in the Pearson Test of English (Academic) with no score less than 50.

English test results must be no more than two years old.

Course Information

As a student you will address and manage complex issues to ensure that marine industries prosper sustainably in healthy marine ecosystems. As a graduate, you will be equipped to tackle problems that affect our oceans, tourism, fisheries and food production, climate change, maritime pollution and waste management.

With cutting-edge teaching and research strengths, Griffith University is an ideal location to study marine science. Located within easy access to a variety of extensive natural and artificial waterways, iconic surf beaches and the diverse wetlands and coastal biodiversity of Moreton Bay, the Gold Coast is the perfect natural laboratory.

You will be offered a marine industry placement, through the Industry Affiliates Program and/or a capstone experience that will expose you to professional activities in fisheries, aquaculture, marine conservation, coastal management and/or coastal engineering.

In your first year, you will take core courses that provide the necessary foundations in the basic sciences. In second and third years, you focus on your chosen area of specialisation.

CRICOS CODE: 059729E

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Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

The first year of study provides both a foundation in the physical sciences and for specialised study in the marine science discipline. You will need to consider the pathway to your minor because some of the core courses for the Coastal Oceanography minor are different to meet prerequisites for later courses.

You will be able to select one of three majors (Marine Ecology, Marine Chemistry and Biotechnology, Coastal Management) each comprising 60 credit points in the second/third years and 60 credit points of listed and free choice electives. Alternatively, you may select two majors of 60 credit points courses in the second/third years. You will also complete a 20 credit point Environmental capstone course or Work Integrated Learning course in Year 3/Trimester 1 or 2.

English Language Enhancement course

Students required to undertake the English Language Enhancement course must complete 5903LHS in their first trimester of study in place of a free-choice elective:

  • Language and Communication for Sciences - 5903LHS

Year 1

You must complete the following Level 1 courses:

  • Chemistry I - 1023SCG
  • Quantitative Reasoning - 1015SCG
  • Biological Systems - 1041SCG
  • Introduction to Marine Science - 1007ENV
  • Earth Systems - 1044SCG
  • Statistics - 1014SCG
  • Chemistry II - 1024SCG
  • Genetics and Evolutionary Biology - 1042SCG

Note 1: Students needing to take the English language enhancement course 5903LHS Language and Communication for Sciences, can take this course in place of an elective in Year 2.

Years 2 and 3

You must complete the following courses:

  • Applied Data Science - 2291ENV
  • Zoology - 2303ENV
  • Work Integrated Learning Placement - 3900ESC

OR

  • Environmental Capstone - 3892ENV

You must complete one of the following options:

  • Major courses (60 CR)

AND

  • Free choice electives (40 CR)

AND

  • Listed Electives (20 CR)

OR

  • Major courses (40 CR)

AND

  • Major courses (40 CR)

MAJORS

Coastal Management

You must complete the following courses:

  • Coastal Environments - 2804ENV (see Note 1)
  • Environmental Chemistry and Monitoring - 2203ENV (see Note 2)
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems - 2107ENV
  • Environmental Management - 3306ENV
  • Marine Ecosystem Modelling - 3804ENV
  • Marine Conservation and Resource Management - 3332ENV

Note 1: Students completing Coastal Management major and Marine Chemistry and Biotechnology major will complete 2203ENV once and a free-choice elective.

Note 2: Students completing Coastal Management major and Marine Ecology major will complete 2804ENV once and a free-choice elective.

Marine Chemistry and Biotechnology

You must complete the following courses:

  • Environmental Chemistry and Monitoring - 2203ENV (see Note 1)
  • Molecular Biology - 2012NSC
  • Applied Microbiology - 2010NSC
  • Advanced Analytical Chemistry - 3202ENV
  • Aquatic Chemistry and Pollution - 3201ENV
  • Marine Chemical Ecology and Biotechnology - 2803ENV (see Note 2)

Note 1: Students completing Coastal Management major and Marine Chemistry and Biotechnology major will complete 2203ENV once and a free-choice elective.

Note 2: Students completing Marine Chemistry and Biotechnology major and Marine Ecology major will complete 3803ENV once and a free-choice elective.

Marine Ecology

You must complete the following courses:

  • Coastal Environments - 2804ENV (see Note 1)
  • Marine Megafauna: Sentinels of the Sea - 2305ENV
  • Ecology - 2603ENV
  • Estuarine Ecology - 3801ENV
  • Coral Reef Ecology - 3805ESC
  • Marine Chemical Ecology and Biotechnology - 2803ENV (See Note 2)

Note 1: Students completing Coastal Management major and Marine Ecology major will complete 2804ENV once and a free-choice elective.

Note 2: Students completing Marine Chemistry and Biotechnology major and Marine Ecology major will complete 3803ENV once and a free-choice elective.

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

You will find opportunities in coastal resource management, fisheries laboratories, conservation and pollution control management, coastal physical science (modelling or meteorology), marine science institutes, medium and large consultancy companies, marine parks, education research and specialist marine-focused organisations such as Coastalwatch.

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

OSHC: 609 ($) AUD per year

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