Courses & Units

International Marine Management KSA302

Cradle Coast, Hobart, Launceston



This unit integrates the natural and social sciences to place contemporary maritime issues into a broader context. Its objective is to provide a comprehensive, multidisciplinary introduction to the management of uses of the international marine environment. It includes a series of lectures on oceanography, marine biology, chemistry and international law as enabling instruction for the more complex lectures to follow. International Marine Management incorporates distinct yet interconnected themes: commercial resource exploitation (living and non-living); tourism, recreation and other non-extractive commercial uses of the oceans; shipping; piracy and other important security matters; conservation of the environment; and emerging techniques and findings in marine scientific research. The oceans are steeped in lore and tradition, and much of this is now codified into international law. In addition, oceans are complex, diverse and interdependent environments and understanding the dynamics from a scientific perspective (in basic terms) is critical. The overarching approach of the unit is to explore our stewardship of the world’s oceans as global commons and therefore through the rule of international rather than domestic law. The differences between the two legal regimes will be explained in an introduction to international law lecture. Completing the unit will equip students from a wide variety of academic disciplines with the ability to view the world’s oceans from a more holistic perspective. Your new knowledge will assist you to understand the scientific basis for international policy decisions and legal approaches, or help you to refine the structure of your own marine scientific research so that it may have greater utility in policy and law formulation.


Unit name International Marine Management
Unit code KSA302
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
Discipline Oceans and Cryosphere
Coordinator Professor Marcus Haward
Available as student elective? Yes
Delivered By University of Tasmania
Level Advanced


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Cradle Coast Semester 2 Off-Campus International Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Learning Outcomes

  • Analyse the relevant aspects of international marine management regimes that are applicable to the marine environment.
  • Identify the rights and duties of States, derived from the international marine management regimes described in lectures and tutorials.
  • Evaluate the potential environmental impacts of identified international maritime operations.
  • Critically analyse the ability of international marine management regimes to avoid and mitigate harmful practices.
  • Appraise the effectiveness of specified policy and legal approaches to solving problems faced by international marine management regimes.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
050900 $993.00 $993.00 not applicable $2,783.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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50 credit points of intermediate level units


Teaching Pattern

3x 1-hr lectures, 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 weeks)

AssessmentExamination - invigilated (externally - Exams Office) (40%)|Discussion Posts (online) and/or Tutorial Participation (20%)|Essay (40%)
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