Marine Science and Management

Study mode:On campus Study type:Full-time Languages: English
Foreign:$ 16.5 k / Year(s) Deadline: Jul 8, 2025
601–800 place StudyQA ranking:8365 Duration:3 years

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This course develops practical skills in managing a range of tropical and subtropical coastal and marine environments focusing on the Solitary Islands, Cape Byron and Great Barrier Reef marine parks.

First year general science and most second year environmental science and fisheries units are based at Lismore campus. Some second year and most third year units are based at the University’s National Marine Science Centre (NMSC) in Coffs Harbour, situated near the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Units taught at the NMSC are usually run as intensives with a compulsory six-day on-campus period for all students. In these units, students study specialist topics such as ocean change biology, aquaculture, marine pollution and marine ecosystem management.

Other highlights include units in marine mammal conservation and coral reef ecology. The coral reefs unit integrates the skills taught throughout the course and includes an extended residential period on a Great Barrier Reef island.

The National Marine Science Centre is part of the School of Environment, Science and Engineering. It provides students, academic and professional researchers practical opportunities in the study of marine science and management.

Compulsory courses

  • Biology
  • Ecology
  • Fisheries Biology
  • Coastal Marine Ecosystems
  • Global Environmental Issues
  • Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere
  • Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere
  • Environmental Information Analysis
  • Chemistry
  • Environmental Mapping
  • Marine Systems Science and Management
  • Successful Sampling

Electives

  • Marine Communities as Sentinels of Change
  • Ocean Change Biology
  • Sustainable Use of the Marine Environment
  • Marine Pollution
  • Coral Reefs on the Edge
  • Marine Mammals: Biology and Conservation
  • Environmental Chemistry
  • Coastlines - Diversity, Dynamics and Risks
  • Coastal Biogeochemistry
  • Aquaculture Management
  • Scientific Diving
  • Water and Catchment Management
  • Wildlife Conservation
  • Fisheries Management
  • Protected Area Management
  • Principles of Coastal Resource Management
  • Ecological and Environmental Economics for Sustainable Development
  • Wetland Ecosystems
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Remote Sensing and Spatial Analysis
  • Extension and Professional Practice in Natural Resource Management
  • Integrated Project
  • Outdoor Education I
  • Internship Study
  • Coastal and Marine Tourism

Requirements

  • Applicants from Russia and CIS  need to go through an Education Agent.
  • A qualification equivalent to Australian Year 12 and the required entry grade for your preferred course
  • Russia FCCSE - 4.3
  • Certified copy of academic transcripts (including grading system).
  • English language test results (eg. IELTS, TOEFL or other).
  • Academic or employer references (if required).
  • Advanced Standing application (if relevant).

Scholarships

  • Equity scholarships
  • Commencing undergraduate scholarships
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