Master of Marine Science and Management
Southern Cross University (SCU)
Master Degree (By Coursework)
|Campus||Mid Year Intake?||Study Mode||Entry Requirements|
|National Marine Science Centre||Yes||External, Full-time internal, Part-time internal||
This program is designed for graduates wanting to pursue specialist expertise in marine science with a focus on sustainability and management. The curriculum is strongly influenced by the needs of industry and potential employers. It has both a theoretical and a practical focus, with field studies in a range of coastal and marine environments, including the Solitary Islands Marine Park at Coffs Harbour. Several of the units are designed to develop research skills in areas that will enhance students' learning, academic and career opportunities. The degree is delivered from the University's National Marine Science Centre teaching and research facility in Coffs Harbour, which is equipped with purpose-built laboratories and field equipment.
Subjects you can Study
Sustainability and management of marine ecosystems
About Southern Cross University (SCU)Southern Cross University (SCU) is a vibrant, contemporary university with a growing teaching and research profile. The University is ranked in the top 500 universities in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016 and in the top 150 universities under 50-years-old. The University achieved a rating of 'at world standard' or above in 24 research areas in the 2015 Excellence in Research for Australia national report (scu.edu.au/era).
The University's campuses are inspiring places at which to study - from the southern Gold Coast, to Lismore and Coffs Harbour, including the National Marine Science Centre. The University operates The Hotel School Sydney and The Hotel School Melbourne.
SCU welcome students from more than 50 countries throughout the world and offer undergraduate and postgraduate courses in a supportive learning environment. Degrees are delivered across a broad range of disciplines, and are designed in consultation with industry.
SCU has built on strengths in the environmental sciences to expand its undergraduate profile to include Honours degrees in civil and mechanical engineering and regional and urban planning.
Students access state-of-the-art specialised laboratories and teaching resources for health science degrees and the SCU Health Clinic provides services to the public as well as placements for students.
Specialised teaching facilities for music, visual arts and media include recording, performance and music production studios; radio and television studios; and purpose-built studios for drawing, painting, printmaking, sculpture, photography, ceramics and digital art and design.
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Master Degree (By Coursework)
National Marine Science Centre
- External = 2 years
- Full-time internal = 2 years
- Part-time internal = 4 years
16 units comprising 6 core units and 12 elective units. Specialist marine studies include marine ecosystem management, survey design, marine communities, marine mammals, global climate change, marine pollution, coral reefs and marine research projects. Students experience a variety of teaching approaches including lectures, tutorials, workshops, laboratory classes, field trips, and online activities.
Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor degree may receive four units of advanced standing towards the Masters degree.
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