In this course you will explore marine biology, oceanography and management, examining the complex physical, chemical and biological interactions within the ocean.
- Part or full-time
(Student visa holders must study full-time)
- Part or full-time
- 3 years full-time or part-time equivalent
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.
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.
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.
For further admission information about this course, please download our Information Pack.
- Perth Campus (some units external)
- Mid-year start available (Domestic students)
- Mid-year start available (International students)
- School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
- Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Marine Science
Each course has a core set of units that must be completed for you to graduate. In addition to these core units you are free to choose other units, called general electives, to create your own course.
Entry requirements for
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.
Fees & Scholarships for Domestic StudentsInternational Students
At Murdoch, you pay for the individual units you enrol in, not an overall course fee. The total cost of your course will therefore vary depending on what units you choose. Use our online Course Fee Calculator to estimate the amount you will need to pay.
We understand you may need help financially whilst studying for your qualification. We therefore offer eligible students a wide range of scholarships, prizes and awards across a variety of categories. Find out what scholarships Murdoch has on offer, and whether you’re eligible to apply.
How to apply as a Domestic StudentInternational Student
Apply now to be eligible for a place at Murdoch University. To start studying in Semester 1, you can apply directly to Murdoch using our easy-to-use online application system. Applications close at the start of semester on 27 February.
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