Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours (Specialisation) (K4C)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 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.

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Entry Requirements

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Duration

Minimum 4 Years, up to a maximum of 9 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.

Entry requirements

Location

Hobart
Semester 1, Semester 2
The Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours (Specialisation) is a four-year program with embedded Honours.

Note: this degree is part of a 2+2 agreement for international students. Domestic students should look at the Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Studies (P3L).

The initial specialisation to be offered is Physical Oceanography.  It will provide students with training in advanced physical oceanography and mathematics, as well as training in scientific research principles and techniques such that graduates have the capacity to conduct physical oceanography research appropriately and with a reasonable degree of autonomy.
  • 1 Have a broad and coherent knowledge of the underlying principles and concepts of physical oceanography.
  • 2 Have the cognitive skills to review, analyse, consolidate and synthesise their knowledge of physical oceanography.
  • 3 Be able to communicate a clear and coherent exposition of knowledge and ideas relevant to physical oceanography.
  • 4 Have gained experience of literature research methods and tools, data collection and analysis, and field and/or laboratory techniques relevant to physical oceanography.
  • 5 Gained sufficient research and/or technical skills to allow them to complete a research study in physical oceanography.
  • 6 Have the ability to plan and conduct a research project investigating a defined problem within the field of physical oceanography.
  • 7 Be able to communicate research concepts and findings in a logical manner, in a variety of written and oral forms commonly used by professionals.
  • Career outcomes

    Physical Oceanography

    Successful completion of this course will lead to career opportunities in marine and Antarctic science, especially in the focused discipline areas of physical oceanography and/or climate science. The research training provided in the course may lead to positions in government and state research laboratories involved in either the research or the management of the marine and/or Antarctic environments. The course provides training in research, to prepare candidates for further research study, in MSc and PhD programs, including the joint UTAS-CMAR QMS PhD program and the joint UTAS-AAD QAS PhD program for elite students.

    Course structure

    The course structure consists of majors in Physical Oceanography and Mathematics, and a minor in Physics. In Year 4, students will undertake one of two pathways, depending upon their GPA:

    1. Group Project (for students passing all units in Year 3 and attaining a GPA <5.0)
    2. Individual Project (for students passing all units in Year 3 and attaining a GPA of ≥5.0)

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    OnlineSemester 1

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

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2
    OnlineSemester 2

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

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    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

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    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartSummer school

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

    The unit is designed to develop knowledge and skills in research oriented towards marine science. Students will be taught how to work collaboratively in groups and then will prepare a research plan, present an introductory seminar, then conduct a group…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartSummer school

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

    Geodesy is the study of the Earth's dynamic shape, size, and gravitational field. Modern space geodetic observations underpin not only our ability to determine precise location on Earth and in orbit, but a broad number of scientific fields that address…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit will equip students with skills necessary to join the scientific technical workforce or undertake a research project at the Honours or Masters level. It will include a range of skills such as: scientific communication (writing, presentation, stakeholder engagement…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 2

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

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    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartSummer school

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

    The program is designed to develop knowledge and skills in research oriented towards physical oceanography, beyond those gained in undergraduate courses. Students will first complete a literature review, prepare a research plan and proposal, and present an introductory seminar, then…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartSummer school

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

    The program is designed to develop knowledge and skills in research oriented towards physical oceanography, beyond those gained in undergraduate courses. Students will first complete a literature review, prepare a research plan and proposal, and present an introductory seminar, then…

    Credit Points: 25

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartSummer school

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

    The program is designed to develop knowledge and skills in research oriented towards physical oceanography, beyond those gained in undergraduate courses. Students will first complete a literature review, prepare a research plan and proposal, and present an introductory seminar, then…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1
    HobartSemester 2
    HobartSummer school

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

    Entry requirements

    All international students will need to meet the minimum English Language Requirements, University General Entry Requirements and any course specific requirements such as pre-requisite subjects, if applicable.

    English Language Requirements

    This degree requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0, with no individual band less than 5.5, or a PTE Academic score of 50, with no score lower than 42 or equivalent.

    For students who do not meet the English Language Requirement through citizenship or prior studies in English in an approved country, evidence of an approved English language test completed within the last 2 years must be provided. See the English Language Requirements page for more information.

    General Entry Requirements

    This degree program is available to students who have completed years 1 and 2 in the Bachelor Science (Marine Science) degree at the Ocean University of China. These students will complete years 3 and 4 requirements as described in the “Course Structure” section above.

    Course Specific Requirements

    This course does not have any course specific requirements.

    Ocean University China

    Students who have completed two years of the Ocean University of China Bachelor of Science majoring in Physical Oceanography, and who meet the course English Language requirements, will be permitted to articulate into year three of the UTAS four year BMarAntSc(Hons) (Physical Oceanography) degree with advanced standing for years 1 and 2.

     

    All graduates of the BMarAntSc(PhysOcean) honours degree will be eligible to apply for entry to a research a research higher degree (Masters or PhD) at IMAS.

    Detailed admissions information and advice for all undergraduate courses, including comprehensive, course-level student profiles, is available from UTAS Admissions.

    Fees & scholarships

    Domestic students

    Commonwealth supported places (CSP)

    Domestic undergraduate students may be eligible for a Commonwealth supported place in this course. If you are offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are substantially subsidised by the Australian Government, and you will only be required to pay the student contribution amount for each unit.

    You may be able to defer payment of the student contribution amount by accessing a HECS-HELP loan from the Government. This means you can pay your tuition fees later once you start earning above a specific threshold. For more information, please refer to the Study Assist website.

    The student contribution amount for each unit of study is based on its discipline area. Student contribution amounts are charged for each unit of study, this means that amounts will depend on which units you choose. Find out more about student contribution amounts.

    Detailed fee information for domestic students is available at Scholarships, fees and costs, including additional information in relation to the compulsory Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF).

    International students

    2023 Total Course Fee (international students): $148,106 AUD*.

    Course cost based on a rate of $35,138 AUD per standard, full-time year of study (100 credit points).

    * Please note that this is an indicative fee only.

    International students

    International students are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee but this fee is incorporated in the annual rate. International students do not have to make any additional SSAF payments.

    Scholarships

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

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