Deakin University

Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)

Deakin University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00113B

Study Deakin’s Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) at our Warrnambool Campus and gain extensive hands-on experience exploring coastal ecosystems and marine environments in an area that has some of the richest biodiversity in Australia. With a biological and ecological focus, this course equips you with the skills and knowledge to sustainably manage precious marine environments in the classroom and through hands-on field trips in beautiful surrounds. Gain practical experience with hands-on field trips in beautiful surroundings and improve your skills through placement opportunities with prominent marine and environmental organisations. Develop a deep understanding of how marine ecosystems function and skills in modern scientific research methods under the guidance of established scientists, while building professional relationships that can help you when you graduate.


24 credit points over 3 years. Students will undertake fieldwork in natural marine environments on the Victorian coast throughout the course, providing them with an exciting and hands-on program of study.


  • Subjects include: Marine biology
  • Environmental sustainability
  • Marine pollution and water quality
  • Marine and coastal ecosystems
  • Marine invertebrates

Standard entry requirements

VCE Units 3 and 4: a study score of at least 25 in English EAL (English as an additional language) or at least 20 in English other than EAL.This course uses the ATAR and your entire academic record as part of its selection considerations. Selection is competitive, meeting these minimum requirements or their equivalents does not guarantee selection into this course. All applicants must meet the minimum English language requirements. Please refer to this course entry on the Deakin University website to read about ways of satisfying the English language proficiency requirement. Refer to the Deakin University website for more detailed information about additional course requirements for all applicant groups, or equivalent minimum requirements for applicants with a higher education study, VET study or work and life experience.Personal statement. Applicants who wish their work and volunteer/other experience to be considered as part of their application for entry are required to submit a personal statement with details of their work and volunteer/other experience, motivation to study and any other factors relevant to their application for the course.

Study pathways

An Honours year is available to high achieving students.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Warrnambool Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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