Bachelor of Marine Science

University of Wollongong

The Bachelor of Marine Science takes advantage of the diverse NSW South Coast environment, which is an ideal location to undertake specialist marine training. This setting provides substantial fieldwork opportunities in addition to the extensive laboratory-based learning you will undertake during the course. The specialist marine training, combined with a broad background in biology and geosciences opens up a range of employment opportunities in government and industry organisations such as State Fisheries, CSIRO, museums, local councils and environmental organisations.

Course Fee:


International: $93,024

Entry Requirements:

DOMESTIC STUDENTS - ATAR-BASED ADMISSION OPTIONS Guaranteed entry selection ranks: Entry to this course can be gained with: Minimum ATAR (Australian Tertiary Admission Rank) International Baccalaureate (IB) Interstate equivalent (such as the Victorian ENTER or Queensland OP) Results in an overseas qualification deemed equivalent to Australian year 12. The minimum score for guaranteed entry (or for consideration if this course has limited places) is an ATAR-Selection Rank of 85 or an IB of 31. This includes the effect of adjustment factors. Adjustment factors, such as the subjects you are studying, the area in which you live or equity and access schemes, are taken into consideration and these will be combined with your ATAR to adjust your selection rank and make it higher than your ATAR. These adjustments used to be called bonus points. ASSUMED KNOWLEDGE AND RECOMMENDED STUDIES The University assumes students will have studied Mathematics and 2 units of Science. Students who have not completed Chemistry and/or Biology at the HSC are strongly recommended to enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. Students without at least Mathematics (Band 4) are required to pass an approved mathematics subject during their degree. Ideally, students will have studied Four units of Science (including Biology and Chemistry). INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS Applicants need to have achieved the required score in a qualification equivalent to the completion of 13 years of schooling in Australia. In order to succeed in the students chosen course, it is assumed they have completed relevant subjects in your senior high school studies or other relevant qualifications. This is particularly important for degrees which have a strong basis in Mathematics or Science.

Structure:

Students will study common core science subjects such as Biodiversity of Marine and Freshwater Organisms, Ecology, Oceanography, Conservation Biology, Marine and Terrestrial Ecology, Coastal Environments and; Fisheries and Aquacultureearly, before focusing on subjects fundamental to the understanding of marine science. On completion, high performing students considering further study or a career in research should consider the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program. This one-year degree offers students a pathway to expand their knowledge in marine science and achieve their research aspirations.

Subjects you can Study:

Marine science

Study Pathways:

If applicants can demonstrate they have met the learning outcomes for UOW subjects through prior learning, such as previous tertiary or TAFE qualifications, they may be eligible for credit towards their degree. Where relevant to the UOW degree, specified credit may be given for a specific subject(s); where not relevant to the degree, unspecified credit may be awarded.

Recognition:

Graduates qualify to apply for membership of relevant professional societies, such as the Australian Marine Science Association.

Accepts International Students:

Yes

Provider CRICOS: 00102E

Related Careers:

Life Scientist,
Campus ATAR/OP Mid Year Intake Study Mode Duration
Wollongong 85 Yes Full time 3 years
Wollongong 85 Yes Part time 6 years
The University of Wollongong (UOW) has earned a place among the top 20 modern universities in the world through world-class research and teaching. With an international network of campuses and regional learning centres, UOW consistently rates among the top Australian universities in key areas, including graduate satisfaction and starting salaries.par par UOW offers 450 degree programs across all levels of study (undergraduate and postgraduate coursework and research), as well as English language and academic bridging programs through UOW College. The University currently has 36,180 students enrolled in its onshore and offshore campuses, including 15,820 international students.

The University's commitment to students is evident in UOW graduates, who are recognised for their capability, quality and success in the global workplace. UOW continues to focus on offering personalised experiences and outstanding learning environments.

The city of Wollongong is located just 90 minutes south of Sydney - close enough to be within the daily reach of the Sydney central business district, but without the rush and expense of a big city. Wollongong is the primary city of the Illawarra region of New South Wales, and is Australia's ninth-largest city. More than 295,500 people live in the region. There are very strong support networks for international students and their families to help settle into life in Wollongong.

The UOW Wollongong campus lies between tree-covered mountains and the broad, blue waters of the Pacific Ocean offering students the perfect Australian lifestyle. It's an ideal learning environment that helps students get the most out of their studies. With its parkland setting and extensive learning and recreational facilities, the campus is arguably the most beautiful university campus in Australia. And the UOW Innovation Campus - an award winning, world-class research and commercial precinct developed by UOW - is located less than 10 minutes away.

Provider CRICOS: 00102E

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