Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Environment) (J6T)

Overview  2017

ATAR

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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.

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Duration

Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years

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.

Location

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

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Duration
Minimum 1 Years, up to a maximum of 3 Years
Entry requirements
ATAR Clearly-In Rank

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.

: See entry requirements
Course code
Course rules
CRICOS: 066192G
Current students
View 2016 information
Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
Distance Launceston
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Environment) provides graduates with advanced specialist skills and professional development in one of four degree major specialisations. With specialisation options in FISHERIES MANAGEMENT, AQUACULTURE, MARINE CONSERVATION and AQUATIC ANIMAL HEALTH.   Graduates will demonstrate maximum value to employers in industry, government and non-government organisations. Graduates are well positioned to contribute in areas of marine resource and environmental management, science policy, and technical management across a range of marine and maritime industries.

Eight coursework units are completed according to the requirements for the chosen major specialisation. A non-weighted practicum (work experience) component is a requirement of the course.

PLEASE NOTE: 

Only the FISHERIES MANAGEMENT specialisation can be undertaken by distance education.

Career outcomes

Successful completion of this degree will have prepared/further developed the graduate for a career in various marine/maritime sectors including conservation and environmental management, fisheries and aquaculture production and post-harvest, the tourism industry, shipping and off-shore industries, non-governmental organisations and all levels of government from local to global. Graduates of this degree are well suited to industrial, governmental and non-governmental regulatory and policy positions.

Professional Recognition

The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST) has accredited this course as meeting the further learning requirements, in part, for registration as a Chartered Scientist and Chartered Marine Scientist.

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Environment) is a one year, two semester full-time (or part time equivalent) coursework program consisting of 8 X 12.5% weighted units assessed by assignment and examination. Students complete 6 discipline units from their major specialisation and 2 approved units according to the respective Major Schedule (Schedules A to D).

A practicum component of 10 days work experience in an appropriate industry (private or government organization) is a non-weighted requirement.

Students enrolling directly into the Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Environment) may apply for exit from the course at the following point, with the relevant award:
*Complete 4 x 12.5% weighted units, plus 5 days practicum and exit with Graduate Certificate of Applied Science (Marine Environment).

Please Note: Candidates progressing to, or enrolled in, the Master of Applied Science (Marine Environment) or Master of Applied Science (Marine Environment) with Honours require either Quantitative Methods or Data Analysis and Presentation unless they can demonstrate a sufficient level of expertise in Biostatistics in which case they can choose from the list of electives.

Schedule A: Fisheries Management

This 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: describe…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This 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 marine…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides students with a detailed understanding of the quantitative techniques 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,…

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 unit provides the student with the ability to describe the drivers for responsible 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 impacts,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This 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 the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

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 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 different stakeholder groups and their interests in the marine environment, with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides student with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of protected areas. The unit syllabus addresses the types and roles of protected areas, planning and administration, processes for establishing a protected area and management…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit is designed to provide students planning to undertake or who are undertaking research training with the skills and capacity to learn statistical techniques required for their research. The emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of statistical analyses commonly…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

not available in 2017
OR

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. Students will be able to critically assess, understand, and use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The Discipline units above can also be studied as a Degree Elective

Schedule B: Aquaculture

This unit provides an in-depth view of aquaculture recirculation, cage, tank, raceway and pond systems and their associated technologies such as filtration, aeration, water conditioning, fish pumps, grades, counters, feeding systems etc, both in Australia and overseas. The unit takes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

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

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 concerns detailed examination of the physiology and behaviour of aquatic animals. Respiration, feeding and digestion, locomotion, osmoregulation, excretion, reproduction, endocrinology and neurophysiology are discussed in relation to the effects of natural and artificial environmental changes on physiological processes.…

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 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 integrates 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, animal welfare and sanitary…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit outlines quality assurance systems and the sensory and non-sensory evaluation of seafood. Topics will include key attributes of a quality system, system requirements, product attributes and measurement. The strengths and weaknesses of some quality systems will be reviewed…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This 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 the…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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

This unit provides a solid foundation in fish histopathology. The main focus of the unit is interpretation of histology slides showing structure of normal and diseased organs of teleost fish. Methods used in histology, including different staining techniques, immunohistochemistry and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (late)

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

This unit is designed to provide students planning to undertake or who are undertaking research training with the skills and capacity to learn statistical techniques required for their research. The emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of statistical analyses commonly…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

not available in 2017
OR

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. Students will be able to critically assess, understand, and use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The Discipline units above can also be studied as a Degree Elective

Schedule C: Marine Conservation

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

This 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 marine…

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

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 different stakeholder groups and their interests in the marine environment, with…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

This unit provides student with the principles and practices necessary for the planning and management of protected areas. The unit syllabus addresses the types and roles of protected areas, planning and administration, processes for establishing a protected area and management…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 1

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 PC-based GIS…

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 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 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

This unit is designed to provide students planning to undertake or who are undertaking research training with the skills and capacity to learn statistical techniques required for their research. The emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of statistical analyses commonly…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

not available in 2017
OR

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. Students will be able to critically assess, understand, and use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

The Discipline units above can also be studied as a Degree Elective

Schedule D: Aquatic Animal Health

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

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

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 concerns detailed examination of the physiology and behaviour of aquatic animals. Respiration, feeding and digestion, locomotion, osmoregulation, excretion, reproduction, endocrinology and neurophysiology are discussed in relation to the effects of natural and artificial environmental changes on physiological processes.…

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 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 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 a solid foundation in fish histopathology. The main focus of the unit is interpretation of histology slides showing structure of normal and diseased organs of teleost fish. Methods used in histology, including different staining techniques, immunohistochemistry and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSpring school (late)

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

This unit is designed to provide students planning to undertake or who are undertaking research training with the skills and capacity to learn statistical techniques required for their research. The emphasis is on the conceptual understanding of statistical analyses commonly…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

not available in 2017
OR

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. Students will be able to critically assess, understand, and use…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
LauncestonSemester 2

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

OR
Approved VET Elective Units equivalent to 12.5% weight (Note: VET Units = 6.25% weighting; 2 x VET unit must be completed to equate to 1 x standard 12.5% unit weight)
VETS7004 Veterinary Epidemiology 1
VETS7005 Veterinary Epidemiology 2
VETS7014 Aquatic Animal Epidemiology
VETS7020 Diagnostic Tests
VETS7009 Animal Health Economics
VETS7010 Animal Health Policy Development
The Discipline units above can also be studied as a Degree Elective

Entry requirements

Admission Prerequisites

Applicants for this course will have obtained an Australian Bachelor degree or equivalent qualification at a recognised tertiary institution. Applicants with degrees in environmental management, wildlife management, marine biology, environmental science, environmental or ecological economics, environmental law or policy or related disciplines will be accepted for entry.

Alternative entry is considered on a case by case basis for applicants having demonstrable learning and experience in aquatic or marine science. Those not meeting this requirement may be required to undertake additional study to gain admission.

Articulation from

  • * Graduates of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) (J3T) may enrol; no credit is offered for units completed as part of the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment).
    * Students holding a Bachelor degree majoring in biological, environmental sciences, or other relevant disciplines are eligible to enrol in this course.
    * Graduate Certificate of Applied Science (Marine Environment) (J5T) graduates will be granted credit for relevant units towards the requirements of the Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Environment).

Articulation to

  • * Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Environment) graduates who obtain an overall credit average can articulate directly into the Master of Applied Science (Marine Environment) (J7T) or Master of Applied Science (Marine Environment) Honours (J7V).

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.

Annual Tuition Fee is inclusive of the compulsory Student Services and Amenities (SSA) fee. The SSA fee for 2017 is $294 AUD.

International students

2017 Annual Tuition Fee (international students): $28,500 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

Scholarships

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

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