Bachelor of Marine Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

Students will address and manage complex issues to ensure that marine industries prosper sustainably in healthy marine ecosystems. As a graduate, students will be equipped to tackle problems that affect our oceans, tourism, fisheries and food production, climate change, maritime pollution and waste management.With cutting-edge teaching and research strengths, Griffith University is an ideal location to study marine science. Located within easy access to a variety of extensive natural and artificial waterways, iconic surf beaches and the diverse wetlands and coastal biodiversity of Moreton Bay, the Gold Coast is the perfect natural laboratory.Students will be offered a marine industry placement, through the Industry Affiliates Program and/or a capstone experience that will expose them to professional activities in fisheries, aquaculture, marine conservation, coastal management and/or coastal engineering.In first year, students will take core courses that provide the necessary foundations in the basic sciences. In second and third years, students focus on a chosen area of specialisation.


240 credit points


  • Chemistry
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Linear Algebra
  • Biological Systems
  • Physics
  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
  • Language and Communication for Sciences
  • Earth Systems
  • Language and Communication for Science
  • Statistics
  • plus more

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • VET Award Certificate III
  • Prerequisites: English and Maths A or B
  • Recommended: at least one of Biology, Chemistry, Physics or Marine sciences.

Study pathways

Honours is available

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $97,500 No information available No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

Further information

Minors: Coastal management; Coastal oceanography; Marine chemistry; Marine ecology

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