Bachelor of Science - Marine Biology and Aquaculture

Flinders University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00114A

Aquaculture/Marine Biology is available as a double specialisation in the Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Science (Honours). Marine biology is the study of the living world in the sea, from the simple molecules that support life, to mammals and to entire marine ecosystems. Aquaculture is applied science at the most practical level - and is more than just fish farming. It includes research and production of animals such as oysters, crayfish, and even aquatic plants such as seaweed. This double specialisation is an opportunity for students to gain specialised skills in both marine biology and aquaculture. Students will gain a broad based foundation in science together with practical and theoretical skills. An understanding of marine organisms, their relationships with the marine environment and responses to change will be examined.

Structure

This degree comprises core (compulsory) topics in Marine Biology and Aquaculture. Students will gain a broad based foundation in science together with practical and theoretical skills. An understanding of marine organisms, their relationships with the marine environment and responses to change will be examined. Studies will be in areas such as animal diversity, genetics, conservation, fisheries, ecology, coasts and oceans, aquaculture nutrition and water quality, aquaculture systems and technology, business planning, and aquaculture reproduction, health and quality. Students complete a Biology research project in a research laboratory or field placement and have the opportunity to apply knowledge they have gained in the degree. Another practically orientated component in the degree is in the development of a public conservation plan or environmental impact study which puts theoretical knowledge into a societal setting.

Subjects

  • Aquaculture
  • Marine Biology, Diversity, Genetics, Conservation, Fisheries, Ecology, Coasts and Oceans.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent qualifications
  • Mature age entry (STAT)
  • TAFE/VET qualifications
  • Higher education transfers or completion of a foundation studies program.

Study pathways

Admission to an honours program may be offered to a student who meets certain academic criteria and subject to the College being able to provide appropriate resources and staff to supervise the program of study. Refer to Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Bedford Park International: $98,700 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

The Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology and Aquaculture) may also be studied in a combined degree program with another Bachelor degree in the College of Science and Engineering where the combination meets the requirements of the credit transfer policy.

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