Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) (J3T)

Overview

Duration
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: 60
Course rules
Current students
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Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Duration
Minimum 3 Years, up to a maximum of 7 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank: 60 or equivalent
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 065473G
Current students
View 2016 information
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2

I've been in aquaculture for a long time, about 30 years, what has kept in this industry is the excitement and change that's associated with Aquaculture. It's a new industry it's one of the fastest growing primary industries in the world and provides so much opportunity for our graduates around the world.

Associate Professor John Purser
With a natural laboratory on your doorstep, the University of Tasmania provides an ideal base to study for a career in marine research, sustainable resource use and environmental management.

This vibrant and contemporary undergraduate degree delivers specialist skills and knowledge as well as a strong foundation in understanding the natural science of the marine environment. Practical skills are delivered alongside theoretical studies to broaden your experience and give you the edge when it comes to employment.

The commercial fishing and aquaculture industry directly employs 7000 people in Australia and Tasmania is the country's largest commercial operator in this area. Students can choose to specialise in aquaculture, fisheries management or marine conservation. 

Students gain hands-on experience in field research techniques, laboratory methods and opportunities to undertake work placement in world-leading industries and government areas.

The Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) is offered by IMAS (Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies) and is available at Launceston. The flexible degree structure ensures you can gain broad exposure across natural and biological sciences, economics, management, social science, policy and law relating to the marine environment.

It provides specialisation majors in a choice of aquaculture, marine conservation or fisheries management, each of which has an aligned minor study stream. The core units provide a strong foundation in understanding the natural science of the marine environment.

This course is designed to provide graduates with a broadly based education in the marine environment and the ability to understand and communicate natural and social science. The skills gained will assist graduates in contributing to world issues such as food security and marine stewardship.

Students will gain skills in scientific method and hypothesis testing to understand the marine environment. You will be able to critically analyse and solve problems, communicate outcomes to a range of audiences and explain the role of marine science in society.

You will also gain a depth and breadth of knowledge of marine environment, marine biodiversity and ecosystem function. Students graduate with a practical knowledge of the principles of governance, social sciences, economics and ethics for the specialist area of study.

During your study, you'll gain hands-on experience in field research techniques, laboratory methods and opportunities to undertake work placement in industry and government. A large number of the units in this degree include field trips to marine reserves, fishing expeditions or visits to commercial aquaculture businesses throughout Tasmania.

IMAS has strong relationships with international experts and industry-leading facilities including the Australian Antarctic Division and CSIRO, as well as local aquaculture organisations and NGOs. Aquaculture students will undertake an industry placement or practical work project with these organisations. Fisheries management and marine conservation students will also have the opportunity to undertake placements or work projects.

Career outcomes

The University's Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS) has been specifically designed to give you the best career foundation and is also one of the world's leading research facilities.

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.

The commercial fishing and aquaculture industry directly employs 7000 people in Australia and Tasmania is the country's largest commercial operator in this area.

Graduates will be able to:

  • Apply their disciplinary knowledge effectively in the work force;
  • Analyse critical factors that affect the management of the ocean and coastal environment and marine resources; and
  • Apply a broad range of generic/transferable skills in other areas of endeavour.

Career opportunities (dependent on field of study)

  • Scientific Officer
  • Coastal Community Engagement Officer
  • University Lecturer 
  • Federal or State Government advisor
  • Marine Park Manager 
  • Commercial Diver
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Australian Customs
  • Fish Health Officer
  • Aquarium Manager
  • Aquaculturist
  • Aquaculture farm manager 
  • Start your own aquaculture venture 
  • Hatchery Technician
  • Fisheries Management Officer
  • Fishery Stock Assessment
  • Quota Licensing Officer
  • Fisheries Biologist
  • Quality Assessment Technician

Overseas Exchange

Our international exchange program lets you take a semester of study at universities around the world, including partner institutions in Sweden, Germany, Canada, the Netherlands, UK and the United States. At IMAS we also offer block taught units at universities globally.

Study Abroad Scholarships 

The University actively encourages our students to extend their learning opportunities by undertaking international study exchange. To facilitate this, we offer a range of scholarships and financial assistance. For more info see the Student Exchange website.

Professional Recognition

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) with graduates recognised as meeting the academic base requirement, (in part) for registration as a chartered scientist or marine scientist, and (in full) for a registered marine scientist.

Further Study Opportunities

The specialist streams in this course provide a clear pathway for students who are interested in undertaking postgraduate study in their specialist area. IMAS is the perfect place to undertake further study, with supervisors who are international experts and further pathways to PhDs.

Course structure

The course structure for Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) is undertaken over three years. Students will study a core major and have the flexibility to choose a specialist major and associated minor. Students will also choose two elective subjects and two 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 introductory 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 corresponding 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, organic and physical chemistry. Inorganic Chemistry (Chemical Bonding…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

PLUS elective units

Two breadth units chosen from the list obtained here: http://www.utas.edu.au/students/lead-achieve/breadth-units/offerings

Two student elective units

Students may undertake any student elective unit, as long as prerequisites are met, however, some students may wish to choose elective units that complement the Marine Environment course. A list of Marine Environment student elective units is provided below:

This introductory 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

This unit gives students a sound understanding of seafood processing and handling methods. Students will learn wet processing methods, high and low temperature preservation techniques, sashimi handling as well as traditional preservation methods of smoking, salting, canning, drying and low…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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

This intermediate level unit provides practical training in the design, planning and implementation of assessment programs in estuarine, coastal and marine environments. The course is run principally as an intensive field course, including a field camp and where possible, time…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school

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

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

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

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

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

If you're interested in studying the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment), you'll need to meet the following requirements:

If you've just finished school

For a first round offer, the indicative 'clearly-in' ATAR score required is 65 or higher. You will also need to have completed pre-tertiary English, Mathematics and a Science subject. 

Students who do not meet the ATAR or pre-tertiary subject requirements should strongly consider enrolment in an Associate Degree as a pathway to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment).

  • Associate Degree in Aquaculture 
  • Associate Degree in Applied Science (Marine Environment) 

If you're a mature age student

You will need to meet the University general entry requirements.

Articulation from

Credit for appropriate studies completed in TAFE and other university courses may be granted. Please contact the University Admissions Team for further information.

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

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

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

Scholarships

Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

IMAS provides a number of Relocation Scholarships to encourage students relocating from interstate, or Tasmanian students who are required to move away from home, to study at IMAS and to assist with relocation expenses.

Applications for most awards commencing in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

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

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International
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