Deakin University

Bachelor of Marine Science

Deakin University

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

Study marine science at Deakin’s Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus, where you will have access to spectacular marine environments teeming with rich biodiversity on your doorstep. Become an expert in ocean systems by exploring a broad range of disciplines, including marine microbiology and genomics, oceanography, marine modelling, marine biology and ecology, fisheries and aquaculture. The Bachelor of Marine Science equips you with the skills needed to create a sustainable future for the world’s oceans.You will learn from expert marine science teaching staff in labs and facilities equipped for analytical chemistry, molecular biology and more. With hands-on practical activities located at the Queenscliff Marine Science Centre, you will get direct access to rocky shores, seagrass beds and mangroves as the surf beaches become your classroom.

Structure

24 credit points, 17 core units, 7 elective units

Subjects

  • Marine science
  • Ocean processes
  • Marine environments
  • Aquaculture and environment
  • Marine animal physiology
  • Fisheries science
  • Oceans, coasts and climate change

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.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. Graduates may also have the opportunity to go on to further study and enter postgraduate programs.

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Geelong Waurn Ponds Yes
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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