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 3-year (min) full-time or part-time course is offered in Hobart and builds on the University's global reputation of excellence in temperate marine research.The course 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 (including elements of biology, chemistry, physics, geology, oceanography, mathematics and other sciences.
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.
This course is a minimum 0.5 yr (maximum 2 yrs) offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.
This course is a minimum 1 yr (maximum 3 yrs) offered by the Faculty of Science, Engineering and Technology.
Authorised by the Dean, Faculty of Science, Engineering & Technology
1 May, 2012