Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science (S6O)

Overview  2023

Entry Requirements

See entry requirements

Duration

Minimum 1 Year, up to a maximum of 3 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.

Location

This course may not be available to international students. Please see the list of distance courses (i.e. online and taken outside Australia) that are offered to international students

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S6O is reserved for QAS and QMS PhD candidates.  All other students should refer to S6Z.
  • 1 Develop discipline specific research knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for further studies particularly at the postgraduate level.
  • 2 Develop a broad basis of understanding of the key scientific, environment, law and policy issues that relate to the marine/Antarctic environment.
  • Course structure

    Introduction to Higher Degree by Research will introduce doctoral and masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) study at the University of Tasmania.Candidates will be introduced to a range of topics including what it means to be an HDR…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 1
    OnlineSummer school
    OnlineWinter school (late)
    OnlineSpring school (extended)

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

    Communicating Research introduces principles of academic writing, referencing and broad presentation skills to PhD and Masters candidates to higher degrees by research (HDR) training at the University of Tasmania.This unit will focus on a range of topics including: managing and…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    OnlineSemester 2
    OnlineSpring school (extended)
    Online11 Week Session Feb
    Online11 Week Session Apr

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

    Choice of Stream
    75 credit points from the following

    The purpose of this unit is to give new graduate students an introduction to the QMS program and to bring all students up to a basic level of specialized computing skill. This self-paced unit provides basic skills in the use…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    This unit presents a range of advanced statistical and data analysis techniques used in the marine sciences for students with an existing background in quantitative analysis. The course covers concepts of generalised linear models (GLMs), generalised additive models (GAMs), Bayes…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Choice of elective1

    The purpose of this unit is to introduce physical oceanographic concepts, including the ocean's circulation and physical structure to students with a broad background in university level physics and mathematics. The unit will cover seawater properties, instruments and observing platforms,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

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

    Biogeochemistry describes the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and much more through the Earth system. Marine biogeochemistry is a relatively young science which over the past 50 years has grown from the application of chemical analyses of environmental samples to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Choice of elective 2

    This unit discusses the science behind management of fisheries, and introduces key concepts in fisheries population dynamics, assessment of fisheries stocks, interpreting data from tagged fish, ecosystem interactions with fisheries, fishery economics, and assessing fishery impacts. These concepts will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The unit covers the structure, functioning and dynamics of marine ecosystems through a modelling approach. This knowledge of and approach to studying marine ecosystems is fundamental to informed management of marine natural resources, marine conservation, and assessment of the health,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Choice of elective 3

    Satellite remote sensing has revolutionised the way that marine scientists can study the ocean and the physical and biological processes that are present. Students will gain knowledge of relevant satellites, sensors and techniques that are useful in marine research.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

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

    This unit covers the concepts and techniques used to make formal comparison of alternative options for management of marine systems and resources. As there are generally several ways to model a given system and different approaches to specific management issues…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Choice of elective 4

    The purpose of this unit is to introduce physical oceanographic concepts, including the ocean's circulation and physical structure to students with a broad background in university level physics and mathematics. The unit will cover seawater properties, instruments and observing platforms,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

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

    Biogeochemistry describes the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and much more through the Earth system. Marine biogeochemistry is a relatively young science which over the past 50 years has grown from the application of chemical analyses of environmental samples to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit discusses the science behind management of fisheries, and introduces key concepts in fisheries population dynamics, assessment of fisheries stocks, interpreting data from tagged fish, ecosystem interactions with fisheries, fishery economics, and assessing fishery impacts. These concepts will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The unit covers the structure, functioning and dynamics of marine ecosystems through a modelling approach. This knowledge of and approach to studying marine ecosystems is fundamental to informed management of marine natural resources, marine conservation, and assessment of the health,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Satellite remote sensing has revolutionised the way that marine scientists can study the ocean and the physical and biological processes that are present. Students will gain knowledge of relevant satellites, sensors and techniques that are useful in marine research.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

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

    This unit covers the concepts and techniques used to make formal comparison of alternative options for management of marine systems and resources. As there are generally several ways to model a given system and different approaches to specific management issues…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    75 credit points from the following

    The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to the role of the cryosphere in the global climate system and to fundamental glaciological concepts. This will include the transformation of snow to ice, mass balance, ice flow, properties of…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The purpose of this unit is to introduce students to Antarctic terrestrial and near-shore ecosystems and their regional significance. Concepts covered will include biodiversity and biogeography, adaptations to the cold, global and local impacts on ecosystems. Driving forces that influence…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Choice of electives

    This unit covers aspects of acoustic, radio and satellite telemetry along with archival tag technology. Specific examples will be drawn from satellite tracking of marine mammals, fish, sharks and birds in coastal Tasmania and the Southern Ocean. Acoustic telemetry will…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The purpose of this unit is to give new graduate students an introduction to the QMS program and to bring all students up to a basic level of specialized computing skill. This self-paced unit provides basic skills in the use…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartSemester 1

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

    The purpose of this unit is to introduce physical oceanographic concepts, including the ocean's circulation and physical structure to students with a broad background in university level physics and mathematics. The unit will cover seawater properties, instruments and observing platforms,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

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

    Biogeochemistry describes the cycling of carbon, nitrogen, sulfur and much more through the Earth system. Marine biogeochemistry is a relatively young science which over the past 50 years has grown from the application of chemical analyses of environmental samples to…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit discusses the science behind management of fisheries, and introduces key concepts in fisheries population dynamics, assessment of fisheries stocks, interpreting data from tagged fish, ecosystem interactions with fisheries, fishery economics, and assessing fishery impacts. These concepts will be…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    The unit covers the structure, functioning and dynamics of marine ecosystems through a modelling approach. This knowledge of and approach to studying marine ecosystems is fundamental to informed management of marine natural resources, marine conservation, and assessment of the health,…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    Satellite remote sensing has revolutionised the way that marine scientists can study the ocean and the physical and biological processes that are present. Students will gain knowledge of relevant satellites, sensors and techniques that are useful in marine research.…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartWinter school

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

    This unit covers the concepts and techniques used to make formal comparison of alternative options for management of marine systems and resources. As there are generally several ways to model a given system and different approaches to specific management issues…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    This unit presents a range of advanced statistical and data analysis techniques used in the marine sciences for students with an existing background in quantitative analysis. The course covers concepts of generalised linear models (GLMs), generalised additive models (GAMs), Bayes…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    This unit is currently unavailable.

    XGR504 will provide the postgraduate researcher with a greater understanding of the diversity, capability and applicability of the specialist analytical equipment housed within the Central Science Laboratory (CSL). The unit will include an introductory overview of CSL capabilities followed by…

    Credit Points: 12.5

    LocationStudy periodAttendance optionsAvailable to
    HobartFull Year Period

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

    Entry requirements

    The College may accept as a candidate for the award of Graduate Diploma in Marine and Antarctic Science a person who has qualified for admission to a bachelor degree in a related science discipline at the University of Tasmania or holds a degree or other tertiary qualifications deemed by the College to be equivalent for this purpose.

    The Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science forms the coursework component of the QMS PhD program.

    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

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

    Scholarships

    Each year, the University offers more than 900 awards to students from all walks of life, including those who have achieved high academic results; those from low socio-economic backgrounds; students with sporting ability; students undertaking overseas study; and students with a disability.

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

    Applications for most awards that commence in Semester 1 open at the beginning of August and close strictly on 31 October in the year prior to study.

    International students

    There is a large range of scholarships, bursaries and fee discounts available for international students studying at the University of Tasmania. For more information on these, visit the Tasmanian International Scholarships (TIS) website.

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