Bachelor of Marine Science and ManagementBachelors Degree
This course develops practical skills in managing a range of tropical and subtropical coastal and marine environments focusing on the Solitary Islands, Cape Byron and Great Barrier Reef marine parks.
First year general science and most second year marine science and fisheries units are based at Lismore campus. Some second year and most third year units are based at the University’s National Marine Science Centre (NMSC) in Coffs Harbour, situated near the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Units taught at the NMSC are usually run as intensives with a compulsory six-day on-campus period for all students. In these units, students study specialist topics such as ocean change biology, aquaculture, marine pollution and marine ecosystem management.
Other highlights include units in marine mammal conservation and coral reef ecology. The coral reefs unit integrates the skills taught throughout the course and includes an extended residential period on a Great Barrier Reef island.
The National Marine Science Centre is part of the School of Environment, Science and Engineering. It provides students, academic and professional researchers practical opportunities in the study of marine science and management.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Demonstrate skills of critical analysis and application of scientific methods in marine science and management.
Make decisions and exercise informed judgement in relation to marine science and management.
Demonstrate imagination, initiative and enterprise in problem-solving.
Respond creatively to intellectual, professional, environmental and social challenges.
Evaluate issues with reference to sound ethical frameworks and sustainability.
Demonstrate well-developed judgement on principles of social justice and professional standards.
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate broad and coherent knowledge of marine science and management.
Apply disciplinary knowledge and skills in professional and community settings.
Demonstrate in-depth knowledge in one or more disciplines or areas of practice.
Demonstrate cognitive and technical skills in self-managed learning.
Critically reflect on practice.
Demonstrate information literacy skills
|Communication and social skills|
Communicate clearly and coherently knowledge and ideas in marine science and management contexts.
Collaborate effectively on personal scholarly and professional terms.
Demonstrate awareness and respect for cultural diversity and the relationship between people and the environment.
Students may elect to undertake an eight-week industry internship during their studies for practical experience to supplement the theory components of the course.
While this course has no majors, it combines marine science with contemporary management concepts. The course includes the units Marine Mammals and Coral Reef on the Edge with a strong focus on conservation and management issues that challenge the marine environment. Additional specialist marine science units include Ocean Change Biology, Pollution of the Marine Environment, Successful Sampling and Marine Systems Science and Management.
|Location||Teaching period||UAC code||QTAC code|
|Lismore||Session 1 , Session 2||334104||054101|
|Online||Session 1 , Session 2||N/A||N/A|
Graduates are eligible for membership of the Environment Institute of Australia and New Zealand. During the course, students will have the option to gain a nationally recognised qualification in scientific scuba diving.
We encourage you to apply for the courses you most want to study. If you are not eligible to enter your chosen course right now, our team will work with you to find the best pathway option.
Before applying, make sure you double check all entry requirements, gather required documentation and review the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, noting any specifics listed below.
To be eligible for the award of Bachelor of Marine Science and Management a candidate shall successfully complete not less than twenty four (24) units comprising:
- all units listed in Part A of the Schedule of Units; and
- at least nine (9) units from Part B of the Schedule, and up to three (3) elective units, which may include units from Part B and C of the Schedule, or other approved units.
A candidate who while enrolled for a Bachelor of Marine Science and Management:
- has successfully completed eight (8) units from Part A of the Schedule of Units, with no more than four (4) units awarded as Advanced Standing may elect to be awarded the Diploma of Environmental Science following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelor Degree; or
- has successfully completed the requirements for the Associate Degree of Environmental Science may elect to be awarded the Associate Degree of Environmental Science following withdrawal from candidature for the Bachelor Degree.
Your course progression is in the recommended order you should complete your course in. It is important that you follow this to ensure you meet the course requirements. For further assistance see How to Enrol in Units using My Enrolment.
Students should use course progression information to select units specific to their course and enrol in these units using My Enrolment.
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Available||Credit points||Level of learning||Notes|
|Session 1, Year 1|
|BIO00201 - Biology||Introductory|
|BIO10187 - Global Environmental Issues||Introductory|
|GLY00201 - Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere||Introductory|
|ISY00241 - Environmental Information Management||Introductory|
|Session 2, Year 1|
|ENS00203 - Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere||Introductory|
|MAT00211 - Environmental Information Analysis||Introductory|
|CHE00201 - Chemistry||Introductory|
|BIO00202 - Ecology||Introductory|
|Session 1, Year 2|
|BIO00232 - Coastal Marine Ecosystems||Intermediate|
|SUR00201 - Environmental Mapping||Introductory|
|BIO01204 - Wetland Ecosystems||Intermediate|
|Choose either CHE00073 - Environmental Chemistry Part B OR 1 unit from Part C||Intermediate|
|Session 2, Year 2|
|BIO00105 - Fisheries Biology||Advanced|
|Choose either: (ENV10655 - Coastlines - Diversity, Dynamics and Risks) and 2 units from: Part C OR 3 unit(s) from: Part C||Intermediate|
|Session 1, Year 3|
|Choose either: 1 unit from: Part C and 3 unit(s) from: <Part B> OR 4 unit(s) from: Part B|
|Session 2, Year 3|
|Choose either: 1 unit from: Part C and 3 unit(s) from: Part B OR 4 unit(s) from: Part B|
Compulsory Residential for External Students
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Level of learning||Notes|
|BIO00232||Coastal Marine Ecosystems||Intermediate|
|BIO10187||Global Environmental Issues||Introductory|
|GLY00201||Earth Systems I: The Lithosphere||Introductory|
|ENS00203||Earth Systems II: The Hydrosphere||Introductory|
|ISY00241||Environmental Information Management||Introductory|
|MAT00211||Environmental Information Analysis||Introductory|