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Southern Cross University (SCU)

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Bachelor of Marine Science and Management

  • Bachelor

Understanding and conserving our marine environment is vital to a sustainable future. Help make a difference with the Bachelor of Marine Science and Management. This degree has a strong practical component.

Key details

Degree Type
Bachelor
Duration
3 years full-time, 6 years part-time
Course Code
3007157, 058084A, 058084A
Study Mode
In person, Online
International Fees
$30,400 per year / $91,200 total
ATAR
60

About this course

Understanding and conserving our marine environment is vital to a sustainable future. Help make a difference with the Bachelor of Marine Science and Management.

The course combines marine science with contemporary management concepts and has a focus on conservation issues in both coastal and marine ecosystems.

This degree has a strong practical component. You will develop skills in the laboratory and field in a range of tropical and subtropical environments including the Solitary Islands, Cape Byron and Great Barrier Reef marine parks.

Explore global environmental issues including marine pollution and climate change, while also learning more about coral reef ecology and marine mammal conservation among other fascinating subjects.

Study locations

National Marine Science Centre

Lismore

Coffs Harbour

Online

What you will learn

This course combines marine science with contemporary management concepts and includes a wide range of elective units such as ocean change biology, marine mammals, coral reef ecology and marine pollution.

Career pathways

Students acquire skills that are highly desired by a range of employers. Career opportunities exist in marine park management, fisheries and aquaculture, marine-based tourism, state or federal government, marine consulting, or marine research and technical assistance.

Course structure

To be eligible to receive the Bachelor of Marine Science and Management, students must complete the equivalent of 24 units (288 credit points), comprising:

  • 12 core units (144 credit points),
  • 7 option units (84 credit points),
  • 5 equivalent elective units (60 credit points) which may include option units.

Exit Awards

Students may be eligible to exit with an Associate Degree of Environmental Science after completing the equivalent of 16 units (192 credit points), comprising 8 core units and 8 option/elective units with no more than 8 units awarded as Advanced Standing.

Students may be eligible to exit with the Diploma of Environmental Science after completing the equivalent of 8 units (96 credit points), comprising 8 core units with no more than 4 units awarded as Advanced Standing.