Courses & Units

Bachelor of Marine Science (73K)

This 3-year (minimum) full-time or part-time course is offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology at Hobart and builds on the University's global reputation of excellence in temperate marine research.

Duration

3 Years full time

Up to 7 Years part time

Location

Not currently available

ATAR

See entry requirements below


Course rules

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Course contact

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


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Duration

3 Years full time

Location

Not currently available

Academic Requirements

See entry requirements below

CRICOS

Code: 056838B


Course rules

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Course contact

Phone:+61 3 8676 7017
Online: International enquiries


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Course objectives

The BMarSc aims to provide students with knowledge, competencies, skills and awareness of a variety of subjects linked together by the common theme of Marine Science. Marine Science is a rich and diverse discipline, which emphasises an interdisciplinary approach that includes elements of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, oceanography, mathematics and other sciences.

The teaching program provides a rigorous education in plant science and zoology with a focus on the biology and ecology of marine organisms, such as algae, invertebrates, fish and mammals, and their dynamics in marine ecosystems. At the same time, the course provides an introduction in the physical sciences (mathematics, physics, earth sciences) allowing students to specialise in physical oceanography, chemical oceanography or marine geosciences.

Course structure

In the Bachelor of Marine Science, you enrol in 2 majors, a minor and 4 student electives. The 2 majors and the minor are compulsory for all students and you have a choice of student elective units.

This degree consists of a total of 24 units comprising:
  • A reversed major of 8 units: 4 introductory, 2 intermediate, 2 advanced units
  • A (standard) major of 8 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate, 4 advanced units
  • A minor of 4 units: 2 introductory, 2 intermediate units
  • Four student elective units: units which may be chosen from this or any other subject area within the University, provided they meet the unit level requirements for the degree (see next point below), unit pre-requisites and quotas. You may take individual units or study the equivalent of a second minor through your student electives and try out different subject areas – it’s your choice.
  • Unit level requirements for the degree are: between 8-10 units at introductory level, 6-10 units at intermediate level and 6-10 units at advanced level.

Compulsory major

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

Provides an introduction to the scientific study of animals. Students are introduced to animal diversity through studying the major invertebrate and vertebrate phyla with an emphasis on Australian examples. We consider the structural and functional characteristics of each group from…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

A series of lectures and associated practicals introduces fundamental concepts in experimental design, animal and plant ecology and in behavioural and evolutionary ecology. A strong emphasis is placed on developing skills in practical ecology and scientific writing. Students are expected…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

This core unit provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of population and community ecology and (with other core units in the School of Biological Sciences) forms an essential basis for specialist studies at third year level. This unit focuses…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

This core unit provides a broad training in fundamental aspects of zoology, and with KZA211 (the other core unit), forms an essential basis for specialist studies in Zoology at level 3. This unit focuses on developing students' understanding of functional…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Year 3
Compulsory advanced units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Develops the ecological and physiochemical concepts that are essential for the study of lakes, wetlands, and rivers. The unit emphasises the processes responsible for structuring populations and communities of organisms in open water and benthic habitats. Biological interactions (e.g. predation)…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

Compulsory reverse major

Compulsory introductory units

Together with Chemistry 1B, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to 2nd year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Biology of Plants is a 1st year core unit for students specialising in plant science, biotechnology, and marine science. In Biology of Plants we introduce you to the origin, diversity, structure and internal processes of plants. In lectures and practical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Cell biology, genetics and evolution are fundamental to an understanding of the processes of life. In this unit, we examine the structure and function of prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, including a discussion of the energy flow in photosynthesis, respiration and…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Together with KRA113 Chemistry 1A, this unit is a required prerequisite for those students intending to major in Chemistry and for those intending to proceed to second-year chemistry. It provides students with fundamental knowledge and concepts in inorganic, physical, analytical,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Compulsory intermediate units

Genetics & Evolution is a core second year unit for BBiotechMedRes, BMarAntSc, and BSc students majoring in Plant Science or Genetics, and important for any student studying Biological Sciences. The unit offers an introduction to genetics and evolution, and integrates…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

The purpose of the unit is to provide students with an introduction to the oceans, its various environments and how they function, including a history of oceanography and its early development; basic properties of the oceans and atmosphere; physical processes…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Compulsory advanced units

Credit Points: 12.5

This unit is currently unavailable.

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

Compulsory minor

Year 1
Compulsory introductory units

This unit is designed to give students examples of the way science is used in the Antarctic and Southern Ocean and enable students in the Bachelor of Antarctic Science to select specialised fields of study in years 2 and 3.…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2
LauncestonSemester 2
Cradle CoastSemester 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

Year 2
Compulsory intermediate units

Provides students with a basic knowledge of microbiology including bacteria, archaea and viruses. The unit considers the place of microorganisms in the evolution of life on earth, their structure, chemistry, biology and ecology, and consideration of their role in disease,…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 1

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

Extension of the themes introduced in KMA153 by examination of problems involving several treatments or several explanatory variables. The unit covers properties of designs and tests; regression; multiple comparisons and analysis of variance; and an introduction to principles of statistical…

Credit Points: 12.5

LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
HobartSemester 2

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

Graduates of the Bachelor of Marine Science will be competitive applicants for jobs in a wide range of fields, for example:

Marine and freshwater research
Biological, chemical or physical oceanography
Managing commercial and sport fisheries
Marine ecosystems, climate research and impact assessments
Environmental conservation
Management of marine coastal resources

This course is in teach-out. Please refer to K3S Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science instead.

Minimum University entrance requirements including TCE CHM315109 Chemistry and MTA315109 Mathematics Applied (or higher).

These pre-requisites can also be met by completion of appropriate foundation units provided by the University of Tasmania, namely KRA001 Chemistry Foundation Unit and KMA003 Mathematics Foundation Unit.

Credit Transfer and Articulation

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

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

Scholarships

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