Bachelor of Science - Marine Science

Murdoch University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00125J

In this course you will explore marine biology, oceanography and management, examining the complex physical, chemical and biological interactions within the ocean. You will learn how to assess the state of the marine environment, recognise the impacts of climate change and be trained in marine management with an emphasis on coastal ecosystems. Studying Marine Science will help you develop a wide range of skills including state-of-the-art field techniques, laboratory and research training, scientific theory, problem solving, policy and management. As part of your studies, you will gain valuable experience in marine, coastal and estuarine environments with field camps and field trips along the coast of WA, and have the opportunity to get involved in industry and community projects. When you graduate, you will be qualified to work in marine environmental management, fisheries, aquaculture, the offshore oil and gas industry, tourism and recreation, marine biotechnology, marine biodiversity conservation, marine biology and ecology.


To expand your expertise and career prospects even further, you can combine this course with another major including Environmental Science, Conservation and Wildlife Biology, Environmental Management and Sustainability, Biological Sciences and Mathematics and Statistics.


  • Marine science

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12 or equivalent
  • Selection via ATAR
  • Or mature age entry via STAT
  • Or TAFE Certificate IV or higher
  • English language competency

Study pathways

An Honours year is available for suitable applicants.

Study information

Campus Fees Entry Mid year intake Attendance
Perth campus International: $98,422 No information available Yes No information available

Further information

Students undertaking units in Marine Science will not be required to kill any vertebrate animal but they will be required to work with fresh tissue from dead animals in certain units.

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