Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science (Professional Honours) (K4M)

Overview  2019

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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

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

This course is being replaced by S7Z Master of Marine and Antarctic Science (a new two-year program) in 2018.  A one-year Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science is also available (S6Z).  

All new students from semester 1, 2018 will enrol in the new GradDipMarAntSc or the MMarAntSc.

This honours degree provides advanced teaching and training in marine and Antarctic sciences. It is for students with a Bachelors degree in science (or equivalent). This coursewill be delivered over 12 months in Hobart. Most units will be delivered in flexible modes, which will include intensively taught in two week blocks.

Note:  Students who commenced this course prior to 2016, should refer to the course schedules relevant to their year of entry.

To provide a vehicle for science graduates e.g. BSc, BAntSc and BMarSc, to carry out specialised research in marine and Antarctic science at Honours level. The course aims to facilitate the development of the following educational objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of marine science concepts and their relationships to polar and general marine science fields of study.
  • Provide understanding of and practise with the methodology and related scientific techniques used in the study of polar environments, including emerging ideas an technologies used in the collection and analysis of data.
  • Experience in the scientific method as it is practised by professional scientists. These experiences include exposure to the process of scholarly critique, collaboration and practical field operations.

Career outcomes

This course provides high level training in the marine and Antarctic sciences. It will provide students with the background and skills necessary to enter science jobs in government, research and industry science centres. It will also articulate into the Masters in Marine and Antarctic Science, which provides the research skills necessary to enter a research degree such as a PhD.

Professional Recognition

Course structure

The course is composed of four core units (50%) and four elective units (50%).

The elective units are selected from Tables 1, 2 or 3. Units listed in Table 1 do not have pre-requisites and are available to all students. Some units however may have a restriction on numbers and some may be run only if minimum capacity is reached. Students that meet the pre-requisites (mainly Maths and Physics) may also select from the Quantitative Marine Science units listed in Table 2. Students may also take up to four of the elective units at an approved international university offering courses in marine and Antarctic science. Students intending to include units from another universities need prior approval from the Course Co-ordinator.

Core Units

This unit will equip students with skills necessary to join the scientific technical workforce or undertake a research project at the Honours or Masters level. It will include a range of skills including scientific communication (writing, presentation skills), research (project…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

This unit will give students an understanding of the historical, geographical and political background of Antarctica and the oceans. It also includes an introduction to the scientific processes at work in the biological, physical and chemical environment of the Antarctic…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Mar

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

This unit is an introduction to quantitative data analysis techniques. Covering topics from basic inference through to generalised linear models, time series analysis and clustering and discrimination, this subject gives students the opportunity to become familiar with a variety of…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartIntensive Session Jun

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

This unit is a literature review that supports a student subsequently doing a research project. The student will use the scientific literature to write a review that includes: relevant background on the research topic; good coverage of important literature and…

Credit Points: 12.5

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

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

Four elective units selected from Tables 1, 2 or 3

Units listed in Table 1 do not have pre-requisites and are available to all students. Some units however may have a restriction on numbers and some may be run only if minimum capacity is reached. Students that meet the pre-requisites (mainly Maths and Physics) may also select from the Quantitative Marine Science units listed in Table 2. Students may also take up to four of the elective units at an approved international university offering courses in marine and Antarctic science. Students intending to include units from another universities need prior approval from the Course Co-ordinator.

Table 1

This unit introduces the latest approaches and innovative technologies used in polar marine phytoplankton. After a review of current methodologies and techniques, the theory and application of Electron Microscopy, Microelectrodes, Fast Repetition Rate Fluorometers, Pulse Amplitude Fluorometers, HPLC pigment analysis,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

This unit covers aspects of acoustic, radio and satellite telemetry along with archival tag technology. Specific examples will be drawn from satellite tracking of marine mammals and birds in the Southern Ocean. Acoustic telemetry will cover specific examples of continental…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Aug

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

This unit explores the suite of molecular tools available to biologists and how they can be applied to questions concerning the biology, ecology, diversity, phylogeography and evolution of marine organisms. Topics covered include theory and practice of key molecular tools…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The unit covers aspects of Antarctic zooplankton including biochemistry, physiology, habitats, spatial/temporal ecology and climate change issues. Practicals will involve laboratory identification and investigation techniques, and current and historical literature investigations of Southern Ocean zooplankton research. There will also be…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart11 Week Session Apr

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

This unit will explore the need for, and promotion of, wise, informed and sustainable Antarctic resource utilisation through integration of informed governance and decision making with scientifically based environmental conservation. It will focus on promoting a synergetic and iterative approach…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart11 Week Session Oct

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

The Southern Ocean encompasses all the waters from Australia to the Antarctic continent, and is home to a diverse range of seabirds and marine mammals. These animals play a significant role in marine ecosystems in southern Australia and the Antarctic.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSpring school (late)

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

The goal of the unit is to introduce students to research at sea and provide hand-on exposure to standard methods in physical, chemical and biological oceanography. Students will have the opportunity to participate in either a 3 – 10 day…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Table 2

The purpose of this unit is to introduce physical oceanographic concepts, including the ocean's circulation and physical structure to students with a broad background in university level physics and mathematics. The unit will cover seawater properties, instruments and observing platforms,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb B

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

This unit covers biogeochemical processes that influence the marine carbon cycle, including its role in the control of atmospheric CO2 concentrations and the influence of CO2 emissions in increasing the acidity of the ocean. The course applies chemical approaches to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit discusses the science behind management of fisheries, and introduces key concepts in fisheries population dynamics, assessment of fisheries stocks, interpreting data from tagged fish, ecosystem interactions with fisheries, fishery economics, and assessing fishery impacts.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb B

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

The unit covers the structure, functioning and dynamics of marine ecosystems through a modelling approach. This knowledge of and approach to studying marine ecosystems is fundamental to informed management of marine natural resources, marine conservation, and assessment of the health,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
Hobart5 Week Session Feb B

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

Satellite remote sensing has revolutionised the way that marine scientists can study the ocean and the physical and biological processes that are present. Students will gain knowledge of relevant satellites, sensors and techniques that are useful in marine research.…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit presents a range of advanced statistical and data analysis techniques used in the marine sciences for students with an existing background in quantitative analysis. The course covers concepts of generalised linear models (GLMs), generalised additive models (GAMs), Bayes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)

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

Table 3

This unit is for K4M/S7O students wishing to undertake a marine and Antarctic science unit from an approved international university. Prior approval is required from the Course Co-ordinator and Faculty to enrol in this unit.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

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

This unit is for K4M/S7O students wishing to undertake a marine and Antarctic science unit from an approved international university. Prior approval is required from the Course Co-ordinator and Faculty to enrol in this unit.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

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

This unit is for K4M/S7O students wishing to undertake a marine and Antarctic science unit from an approved international university. Prior approval is required from the Course Co-ordinator and Faculty to enrol in this unit.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

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

This unit is for K4M/S7O students wishing to undertake a marine and Antarctic science unit from an approved international university. Prior approval is required from the Course Co-ordinator and Faculty to enrol in this unit.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1
HobartSemester 2
HobartSummer school
HobartWinter school
HobartSpring school

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

Entry requirements

Standard admission requirements, BSc (or equivalent) with a major in life sciences.

Successful candidates will be eligible to enter the Master of Marine and Antarctic Science (S7O)

Fees & scholarships

Domestic students

Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in. Full fee paying domestic students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

Domestic students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place will be charged a fee based on the number of units a student enrols in. In 2018, this fee is $44.70 per unit. In 2018, the maximum charge for full time students is $298.

Scholarships

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

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