Courses & Units

Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) (J3T)

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) is offered by IMAS (Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies) and is available at Launceston.  This course uses a translational science approach integrating the natural sciences with social sciences, management, policy and law. 

It provides specialisation majors in a choice of AQUACULTURE, MARINE CONSERVATION, and FISHERIES MANAGEMENT. The degree has core units supporting students' choice of one of the three specialisation majors, each of which is aligned to a minor study stream. The core units provide a strong foundation in understanding the natural science of the marine environment.

Duration

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Minimum 3 Years

Up to a maximum of 7 Years

Location

Launceston

ATAR

Clearly-in Rank

The Clearly-in Rank is the lowest score at which students were granted entry in the first offer round in 2015.

The Clearly-in rank should be used as a guide for entry. Note: entry to some courses requires a combination of criteria (ie. folio, interview, GMAT) not just ATAR alone.

Clearly-in rank: 60


Course intake

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Course rules

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Course contact

Phone: 1300 363 864
Email: Course.Info@utas.edu.au
Online: Enquiries


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Duration

Duration

Duration refers to the minimum and maximum amounts of time in which this course can be completed. It will be affected by whether you choose to study full or part time, noting that some programs are only available part time.

Minimum 3 Years

Up to a maximum of 7 Years

Location

Launceston

Academic Requirements

ATAR: 60 or equivalent ()

CRICOS

Code: 065473G


Course intake

Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

Course rules

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Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) you study 24 units (or the equivalent of 300%) chosen from the schedule.   

Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level.

This degree consists of:

  • A reversed major of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate, 2 advanced units
  • A (standard) major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A linked compulsory minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Two student electives: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. 
  • Two breadth units chosen from this list: http://www.utas.edu.au/students/breadth-units

Compulsory reverse major

Compulsory introductory units

This introductory unit addresses the chemical, physical and geological properties of freshwater, estuarine, coastal and marine environments and relates these to our understanding of the biology of aquatic ecosystems. Students will learn to identify basic oceanographic over different spatial and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides a general introduction to the biology of aquatic animals and investigates phylogenetic relationships, and how the anatomy, physiology and life history of animals are adapted to meet their requirements for locomotion, feeding, excretion, osmoregulation, gas exchange, communication…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Aquatic Biology B provides a general introduction to fundamental biological processes underpinning aquatic biology by integrating cell biology, biochemistry, physiology, reproduction, classification, genetics and evolution with knowledge about aquatic plants, microbes and animals. You will develop practical laboratory skills to…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 introductory unit from the following list:

This is an introduction to quantitative (mathematical and statistical) skills. Topics covered include algebraic, trigonometric and matrix operations, solving systems of equations, ordinary differential equations, derivatives and anti-derivatives of polynomial functions, basic mathematical modelling, sigma notation, hypotheses testing and linear…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Introduces the management and interpretation of quantitative information. A 'hands-on' course, developed using data which is drawn from disciplines of relevance to the students. Topics include: collecting, processing and presenting quantitative information; descriptive statistics for summarising data; data exploration techniques;…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Compulsory intermediate units

This unit provides an introduction to ecology. Students learn to apply ecological principles and statistical methods to explain patterns of distribution and abundance, compare and contrast ecological relationships and evaluate how humans impact upon the distribution and abundance of different…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit builds upon first year units that teach statistics. The emphasis in this unit is on training scientists to be literate in statistical issues so that both "consumers" and "producers" of data analysis will be able to effectively communicate.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

This subject is a capstone unit integrating knowledge from other units in the course with new concepts around the topics of government policy, planning and costing of production, facility design, farm management, product development & quality, marketing, environmental impact assessment,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Being a multidisciplinary unit, this unit brings together the subject material of a number of disciplines to help design policy. In order to manage marine ecosystems sustainably, including decisions to use or conserve these ecosystems, an understanding of the primary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 advanced unit from the following list:

Work placement is an essential part of our strategy for developing aquaculture, fisheries, coastal management and marine conservation skills and gaining an appreciation of the work environment. It complements the information gained in the course, allows students to experience commercial,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit is a discussion-based group forum that explores current issues and discusses, debates and critiques these within the context of marine environmental studies. The issues range across policy and management, ecology, economics, law, technology, aquaculture, conservation, global change and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 major from the following list:

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit introduces students to the basic principles and practices of aquaculture. Theoretical aspects introduce students to environmental awareness and socio-economic impacts related to commercial aquaculture. Lifecycles, production systems, water quality requirements and health management of key aquaculture species are…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an overview of aquaculture recirculation, cage, tank, raceway and pond systems and their associated technologies such as filtration, aeration, waterconditioning, fish pumps, graders, counters, feeding system etc both in Australia and overseas. The unit takes a hands-on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Students will gain knowledge and understanding of the practical and theoretical concepts involved in the production of current and future commercially important aquatic species (including molluscs, crustaceans and finfish). Students will be able to relate the biology of culture species…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit will integrate knowledge about larval and early life history biology with the practices and processes that underpin hatchery operations for algal, molluscan, crustacean and finfish production. This unit will expose students to a range of practices across key…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit exposes students to a detailed examination of the physiology and behaviour of aquatic animals, with an emphasis on fish and crustaceans. Development, growth, respiration, osmoregulation excretion, reproduction, endocrinology and sensory physiology are discussed in relation to the effects…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The unit provides students with a detailed understanding of aquatic animal feeds and nutrition from selection of ingredients to the impact of feeds on product quality. The relationships between nutrition and farming practice, feed formulation, physiology and biochemistry of aquatic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with understanding of aquatic animal health issues, relevant to aquaculture and wild fisheries. Disease diagnosis, biosecurity in aquaculture, disease control and treatment are discussed. Host, environment and pathogen relationships are examined. A wide range of exotic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of the practice and application of molecular biology and technology in marine and aquatic ecosystems. Students learn and practice modern molecular techniques used to characterise, manipulate and compare DNA, RNA and proteins, use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit addresses the importance of conservation as an integral part of managing the marine environment. Students learn to explain the linkages between the environment, economics and culture; to critically appraise the effect of marine and coastal conservation issues on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit considers the role of the environmental advocate involved in marine and coastal conservation. Students learn to identify and critically analyse the role of the environmental advocate including non governmental organisations,government and community stakeholders, and proponents of marine use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This unit provides an overview of concepts and methods for conservation biology including the conceptual foundations of conservation biology, solving conservation biology problems and statistical methods for measuring biodiversity. The syllabus includes definitions of biodiversity, threats to biodiversity, and the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of this unit is to gain a basic, practical understanding of GIS and remote sensing concepts, techniques and their real world applications. Techniques for data collection, integration, manipulation and spatial analysis are introduced. Practical sessions using GIS will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This unit provides an overview of marine biosecurity through the investigation of concepts, regulatory approaches, assessment and management of marine invasions. The syllabus includes a conceptual and historical introduction to marine invasion biology, global perspectives on biological invasions, pathways of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of the relationship between society and the marine environment and the varied and contested nature of these connections. Students will learn about the different stakeholder groups and their interests in the marine environment,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of the practice and application of molecular biology and technology in marine and aquatic ecosystems. Students learn and practice modern molecular techniques used to characterise, manipulate and compare DNA, RNA and proteins, use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of marine protected areas (MPAs). The unit syllabus addresses the types and roles of MPAs, planning and administration, processes for establishing an MPA and management…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This introductory unit provides the student with an understanding of the processes for managing commercial, recreational and traditional fisheries under the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to describe…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This intermediate unit provides the student with a broad overview of the human system of fisheries and an understanding of both the harvest and post-harvest sectors of the fishing industry. On completion of this unit, students will be able to:…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This intermediate unit provides students with a detailed understanding of fisheries biology and population dynamics. Biological concepts include, morphology, behaviour, reproductionand life histories strategies of fisheries species. The unit also covers the logistical and quantitative methodologies associated with undertaking a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

The purpose of this unit is to gain a basic, practical understanding of GIS and remote sensing concepts, techniques and their real world applications. Techniques for data collection, integration, manipulation and spatial analysis are introduced. Practical sessions using GIS will…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

This advanced unit provides students with a detailed understanding of thequantitativetechniques employed in the assessment of fished stocks. The unit covers fishery dependent and fishery independent data and its use in predictive modelling, mortality estimation, biomass and yield modelling, stock-recruitment…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This advanced unit provides the student with the opportunity to apply strategic management and planning processes to a fisheries case-study. On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to critically appraise issues for the management of a…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This advanced unit provides the student with the ability to describe the drivers for reponsible fishing, critically appraise the ecological impacts of fishing on the marine environment (such as bycatch, seabed interactions and ghost fishing), recommend mitigation measures to minimise…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides students with an understanding of the relationship between society and the marine environment and the varied and contested nature of these connections. Students will learn about the different stakeholder groups and their interests in the marine environment,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose 1 Minor from the following list

This unit addresses the importance of conservation as an integral part of managing the marine environment. Students learn to explain the linkages between the environment, economics and culture; to critically appraise the effect of marine and coastal conservation issues on…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to economic concepts. Students learn to explain fundamental economic problems, principles and concepts and to compare and contrast microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts. Students discuss how international trade impacts upon the marine environment and critically appraise…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This advanced unit presents the fundamental building blocks of marine resource economics and the key objectives and components of the bio-economic theory of marine resource management. On completing this unit students will be able to: critically appraise economic aspects of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit, which is offered across a range of disciplines, investigates current issues in international marine management. It incorporates six distinct yet interrelated themes: resource exploitation (living and non-living); tourism and recreation; shipping, piracy and security; environment and conservation; marine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This introductory unit provides the student with an understanding of the processes for managing commercial, recreational and traditional fisheries under the principles of Ecologically Sustainable Development (ESD). On the successful completion of this unit, students will be able to describe…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to economic concepts. Students learn to explain fundamental economic problems, principles and concepts and to compare and contrast microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts. Students discuss how international trade impacts upon the marine environment and critically appraise…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This advanced unit presents the fundamental building blocks of marine resource economics and the key objectives and components of the bio-economic theory of marine resource management. On completing this unit students will be able to: critically appraise economic aspects of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit, which is offered across a range of disciplines, investigates current issues in international marine management. It incorporates six distinct yet interrelated themes: resource exploitation (living and non-living); tourism and recreation; shipping, piracy and security; environment and conservation; marine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit provides an introduction to economic concepts. Students learn to explain fundamental economic problems, principles and concepts and to compare and contrast microeconomic and macroeconomic concepts. Students discuss how international trade impacts upon the marine environment and critically appraise…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Microbiology is the study of single-celled organisms and viruses, which are ubiquitous on Earth and which are intimately involved in our lives, with both good and bad effects. General Microbiology is an introductory unit that gives students an overview of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

This unit outlines quality control systems and the sensory and non-sensory evaluation of seafood. Topics will include key attributes of a quality control system, system requirements, product attributes and measurement. Students will learn to apply a range of nonsensory and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Choose ONE introductory unit from the list below:

This unit explores the chemistry of skeletal muscles - bonding and interactions that allow muscles to work, and nutrient cycles - carbon, nitrogen and phosphorus - reactions and their conditions. Through these themes, this unit covers introductory chemistry for students…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonSemester 2

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Together with Chemistry 1B, this is a core unit for the Chemistry major, and for Environmental Science, Science and Biomedical Science students, providing them with the fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic and physical chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry (Chemical Bonding and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1
Cradle CoastSemester 1

Key: On-campus    Off-Campus    International students    Domestic students

Compulsory units:

Other

PLUS two student electives
PLUS two breadth units chosen from this list:   http://www.utas.edu.au/students/breadth-units 

The degree prepares graduates for exciting careers in marine conservation and environmental management, fisheries management, aquaculture, the tourism industry, shipping industry, off-shore industries, non-governmental organisations and all levels of government from local to global.

Professional Recognition

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has accredited this degree as meeting the academic base requirement, in full for registration as a Registered Marine Scientist; and as meeting the academic base requirement, in part for registration as a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Marine Scientist.

Satisfactory completion of Year 12 including pre-tertiary English, Mathematics and a Science subject. An ATAR score of 60 or above. Applicants with relevant experience may be given special consideration.

Credit Transfer and Articulation


Graduates or current students of the Associate Degree in Aquaculture (J2A), the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Marine Environment) (J2C), or other Associate Degree may apply for entry to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) with the possibility of partial/full credit transfer.

Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) who achieve a credit average in the final 3 semesters (full-time equivalent) are eligible to enrol in the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) with Honours (J4T).

Fees for domestic students are based on individual unit selections. Please refer to the fees section of each unit description to work out an indicative annual cost.

International students should refer to the International Students course fees page to get an indicative course cost.

Scholarships

For information on general scholarships available at the University of Tasmania, please visit the scholarships website.

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