University of Newcastle

Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science

University of Newcastle

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00109J

Australia is home to some of the most unique and diverse coastlines and marine ecosystems in the world. By understanding the ecological, physical, conservation, societal and management issues we face in coastal and marine environments, such as climate change, pollution, urbanisation and conflicting users, we can help find solutions to these problems. From the first day in your program you will engage in practical, hands-on learning experiences, developing the fundamental skills needed for a career in coastal and marine science. You'll be learning from experts in marine, coastal and ecological fields, and engage with managers and policy makers from industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors, thus beginning the important process of establishing the professional networks that will be critical throughout your career. By the time you finish your Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science, you will have the practical skills to make a difference in the world, and contribute new solutions to the many scientific challenges we face.


Total of 240 units comprising of:100 units of compulsory courses30 units of directed courses (Mathematics, Statistics and Program Directed)40 unit minor40 unit second minor or 40 units of electives30 units of electives


  • Minors are available in the following areas: Animal Biology
  • Biodiversity and Conservation
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Chemistry
  • Coastal and Surface Processes
  • Communication
  • Education Studies
  • Environmental Regulation
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Toxicology and Health
  • Food Science
  • Geography
  • Indigenous Environmental and Community Practice
  • Microbiology
  • Plant Biology
  • Public and Community Health
  • Riparian Restoration and Sustainability
  • Social Science
  • Sustainability
  • Tourism and Event Management
  • Water and Resource Management.

Standard entry requirements

  • Year 12
  • Selection based on ATAR or equivalent

Study information

CampusFeesEntryMid year intakeAttendance
Callaghan International: $121,318
  • ATAR: 62
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 8 years
Ourimbah International: $121,318
  • ATAR: 62
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 8 years

Fee comments

Campuses: Callaghan, Ourimbah.

Fees are indicative and subject to variation. Overall program fee may vary based on course selection.

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