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2012 Bachelor of Antarctic Studies with Honours(S4G)

Responsible faculty or institute:
Science, Engineering and Technology (principal)
Campus(es) Offered:
Course Duration: Minimum 1 yrs, Maximum 2 yrs.
Course Contact (faculty or school): Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology (03) 6226 2125 or IMAS (03) 6226 2971


The Bachelor of Antarctic Studies with Honours combines a general overview of Antarctic and Southern Ocean matters with specialist training in a research topic, generally within physical sciences, biological sciences, law, polity, international relations, environmental management, or polar technology. Honours supervision is provided by staff from the Institute for Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS).

The degree satisfies the usual eligibility requirements for research higher degrees and postgraduate scholarships.

The program can be taken in one year full-time or two years part-time study. Students can commence the program in either semester 1 or semester 2.

Interested students are encouraged to contact IMAS directly (03) 6226 2971.

Admission & Prerequisites

Graduates in all disciplines are able to apply, and admission is based on the applicant's undergraduate record and work experience.

Course Objectives

The course provides instruction in a broad range of aspects of topics related to the Antarctic and the Southern Ocean. To provide specific training in a research topic selected in consultation with University supervisors. To develop skills in oral and written communication, and in personal time management of both course work and a research project.

Career Outcomes

The course leads to career opportunities in oceanography, glaciology, climate modelling, meteorology, ice core chemistry, marine biology, terrestrial ecology, international relations. Many graduates of the honours program have become members of various professional organisations, for instance: International Glaciological Society, American Geophysical Union, Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society, American Meteorological Society, Australian Marine Science Association, Australian Geological Society. The society or societies that they were able to join depended somewhat on the nature of the research that they undertook.

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