Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science (S6O)

Overview  2017

ATAR

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.

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See entry requirements

Duration

mode.loadCategory not equal to Part Time
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

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2, Summer school (early), Winter school (early)

Commonwealth Supported places available

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

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“Tasmania is so beautiful, The environment here is really good. Nice people, nice place to study. It’s really quiet, really peaceful.”

Audrey Daning Turzan – Marine and Antarctic Science student

The Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science is only available to students concurrently enrolled in the Quantitative Marine Science or Quantitative Antarctic Science PhD program.

This Graduate Diploma specifically aims to equip students with discipline specific researchknowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for further studies particularly at the postgraduate level. Employers are suggesting that marine and Antarctic science graduates, particularly at the postgraduate level require a broad basis of understanding of the key scientific, environment, law and policy issues that relate to the marine/Antarctic environment.

Career outcomes

Graduates will have improved their career potential and broadened the scope for alternative professional pathways.

Professional Recognition

Course structure

The Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science consists of eight units (100%). Please refer to the Schedule for unit choices.

Schedule

Core Units

Introduction to Higher Degree by Research will introduce PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.Candidates will be introduced to a range of topics including what it means to be an HDR…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)
HobartSpring school (extended)
Hobart11 Week Session Feb
Hobart11 Week Session Apr
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonWinter school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Launceston11 Week Session Feb
Rozelle - Sydney11 Week Session Apr

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

Communicating Research introduces principles of academic writing and broad presentation skills to PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.This unit will focus on a range of topics including: managing and reviewing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)
HobartSpring school (extended)
Hobart11 Week Session Feb
Hobart11 Week Session Apr
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonWinter school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Launceston11 Week Session Feb
Rozelle - Sydney11 Week Session Apr

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

The purpose of this unit is to give new students an introduction to the QMS program and to bring all students up to a basic level of specialized computing skill. Students will be taught how to use a widely used…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces a range of statistical and data analysis techniques used in the marine sciences. The course covers concepts of generalised linear models (GLMs), generalised additive models (GAMs), Bayes rules, bayesian versus frequentist interpretation, Markov chain Monte Carlo fundamentals,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Elective Units
Choose 1 from:

The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to physical oceanographic concepts, including the ocean's circulation and physical structure. The unit will cover seawater properties, instruments and observing platforms, equations of motion, geostrophic circulation, Ekman layer theory and wind…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to 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 introduces chemical…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 from:

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit provides an introduction to 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Choose 1 from:

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 will introduce students to the concepts and techniques used to make formal comparison of alternative options for management of marine systems and resources. As there are generally several ways to model a given system and different approaches to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

To make up the 8 units choose another unit from the above electives
Core Units

Introduction to Higher Degree by Research will introduce PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.Candidates will be introduced to a range of topics including what it means to be an HDR…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)
HobartSpring school (extended)
Hobart11 Week Session Feb
Hobart11 Week Session Apr
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonWinter school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Launceston11 Week Session Feb
Rozelle - Sydney11 Week Session Apr

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

Communicating Research introduces principles of academic writing and broad presentation skills to PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.This unit will focus on a range of topics including: managing and reviewing…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartWinter school (late)
HobartSpring school (extended)
Hobart11 Week Session Feb
Hobart11 Week Session Apr
LauncestonSemester 1
LauncestonWinter school (late)
LauncestonSpring school (extended)
Launceston11 Week Session Feb
Rozelle - Sydney11 Week Session Apr

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

The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the role of the cryosphere in the global climate system and to fundamental glaciological concepts. This will include the transformation of snow to ice, mass balance, ice flow, properties of…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to Antarctic terrestrial and near-shore ecosystems and their regional significance. Concepts covered will include biodiversity and biogeography, adaptations to the cold, global and local impacts on ecosystems. Driving forces that influence…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Elective Units (four from the following list)

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

The purpose of this unit is to give new students an introduction to the QMS program and to bring all students up to a basic level of specialized computing skill. Students will be taught how to use a widely used…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to physical oceanographic concepts, including the ocean's circulation and physical structure. The unit will cover seawater properties, instruments and observing platforms, equations of motion, geostrophic circulation, Ekman layer theory and wind…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces students to 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 introduces chemical…

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

This unit is currently unavailable.

The unit provides an introduction to 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…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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 will introduce students to the concepts and techniques used to make formal comparison of alternative options for management of marine systems and resources. As there are generally several ways to model a given system and different approaches to…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

This unit introduces a range of statistical and data analysis techniques used in the marine sciences. The course covers concepts of generalised linear models (GLMs), generalised additive models (GAMs), Bayes rules, bayesian versus frequentist interpretation, Markov chain Monte Carlo fundamentals,…

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

XGR504 will provide the postgraduate researcher with a greater understanding of the diversity, capability and applicability of the specialist analytical equipment housed within the Central Science Laboratory (CSL). The unit will include an introductory overview of CSL capabilities followed by…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartFull Year Period

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

Entry requirements

An undergraduate degree with a major (or the equivalent there of) directly related to the marine or Antarctic environment.

NOTE: Please contact IMAS if you are interested in applying for direct entry to the Graduate Diploma as this course is not listed on the online Admissions System.

Credit for appropriate equivalent studies completed in other university courses may be granted. You can apply for advanced standing as part of the application process.

Please contact us for further information.

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.

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): $29,250 AUD*.

* Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

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.

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

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

International students

There is a large range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) website.

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International
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