The Bachelor of Marine Science is a multidisciplinary science degree that encompasses many fields, in particular, zoology, chemistry, and statistics. Students gain a specialised knowledge and skill set on coastal and ocean ecosystems through field and laboratory components. The course emphasises an in-depth understanding on resolving the complex problems that affect marine ecosystems.
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.
Marine scientists work within government and private industry in many exciting areas: aquaculture; chemical, physical and biological oceanography; climate change modelling; environmental consulting; fisheries; geography; geoscience; mathematics; statistics and computing; microbiology; ocean technology; remote sensing; marine conservation; education; engineering; and technical careers.
Australian Marine Sciences Association, the Australian Coral Reef Society.
This new three-year full-time or six-year part-time course brings together the Bachelor of Antarctic Science and Bachelor of Marine Science into a single award. The program is arranged around three areas: Marine Biology, Policy and Governance and Physical Sciences (Mathematics, Chemistry, Geology, GIS and remote sensing, Modelling and Technology, Physics). Upon completion of the course students will have the capacity to plan and execute research projects associated with the above, and/or be capable of making decisions in science or policy-related areas.
The Bachelor of Marine Science with Honours has been developed to provide students with advanced knowledge and scientific training in a specialised area of marine science; training in research as preparation for employment in a research organisation or for postgraduate study in Masters or PhD programs; and equip students with knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for employment in industry. The degree is fully equivalent to an honours degree with any other University School and 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. Available specialisations: biological sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences and marine geosciences related to the broad areas of marine science.
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 course will be delivered over 12 months in Hobart. Most units will be delivered in flexible modes, which will include intensively taught in two week blocks. 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 Maters in Marine and Antarctic Science, which provides the research skills necessary to enter a research degree such as a PhD.
This Graduate Certificate (min 0.5 years) specifically aims to equip students with discipline specific research knowledge, 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.
This Graduate Diploma (min 1 year) specifically aims to equip students with discipline specific research knowledge, 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.
The Master of Marine and Antarctic Science is a specialised coursework Masters program in the marine sciences which provides students with advanced instruction and training in emerging approaches and technologies. The course is designed to produce expertly trained scientists with international experience and research skills in marine science. MMarAntSc students will develop an understanding of the roles the marine ecosystem play in the global climate system. The MMarAntSc was developed as part of the International Antarctic Institute (IAI) and the UNESCO/Cousteau Ecotechnie Chair in Antarctic and Southern Ocean Environmental Sciences. The IAI is a multi-disciplinary consortium of international universities. MMarAntSc students are able to cross-credit study programs and may choose to take electives available at one of the twenty partner universities as well as undertake their research project in association with an IAI partner.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
1 April, 2014