Keen to delve deeply into the study of ocean and marine sciences with leading researchers, in state-of-the-art facilities and in some of the most beautiful and fascinating marine ecosystems in the world?
The Master of Marine Science and Management is delivered from the University’s National Marine Science Centre teaching and research facility in Coffs Harbour, on the shores of the Solitary Islands Marine Park.
The curriculum is strongly influenced by the needs of industry and potential employers. It has both a theoretical and a practical focus, with field studies in a range of coastal and marine environments and a focus on sustainability and management. You will move between the classroom and the water as you study marine management and ecology, conservation and biodiversity, and strategies towards environmental sustainability and pollution mitigation.
Graduates may go on to become scientists, science communicators, policy makers across the private and public sectors, or to consider other fields connected with the marine environment.
The course focuses on the sustainability and management of a range of marine ecosystems. Specialist marine units include ocean change biology, pollution of the marine environment, sustainable use of the marine environment and marine research projects that can be tailored to meet your needs or interests.
Students who have completed a relevant Bachelor degree may receive four units of advanced standing towards the Masters degree.
|Graduate Attribute||Course Learning Outcome|
Exercise knowledge of research principles and methods applicable to investigating marine science and management
Make decisions and exercise informed judgement in relation to marine science and management issues
Apply knowledge and skills with initiative and creativity with new challenges or in new situations
Apply sustainability principles to relevant research and professional contexts
Demonstrate highly developed judgement and use of ethical framework(s) in scholarly, research and professional contexts
|Knowledge of a discipline|
Demonstrate an advanced, integrated understanding of a complex body of knowledge in marine science and management
Apply disciplinary knowledge and research skills of marine science and/or management in professional and community settings
Reflect on, assess and regulate their own learning and research capabilities and performance with personal autonomy and accountability
Locate, evaluate, manage and use information in order to create new information
|Communication and social skills|
Communicate arguments, theory, complex knowledge and ideas to specialist and non-specialist audiences in marine science and management contexts
Work collaboratively with individuals and teams to achieve research outcomes
Demonstrate cultural competence in local, Australia-wide and where applicable global settings
2 years full-time; 4 years part-time
2 years full-time
|Location||Session||UAC code||QTAC code|
|National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour||1||N/A||N/A|
|National Marine Science Centre Coffs Harbour||1||$32,000 ($4,000 per unit)||083426J|
See the University’s Rules Relating to Awards, in conjunction with the Specific Award Rules listed below.
To be eligible for the award of Master of Marine Science and Management a candidate shall successfully complete sixteen (16) units (192 credit points) comprising:
- all four (4) units listed in Part A and
- eight (8) units from Part B and
- four (4) units from Part C
- Students who have completed a Bachelor of Science Degree specialising in a field of Biology or Environmental Science will receive advanced standing for four (4) units in Part C.
- Students who have completed a Bachelor of Science Degree specialising in a field of Biology or Environmental Science and who also hold an Honours Degree in Marine or Environmental Science or 5-years relevant research experience in marine/environmental science will receive advanced standing for four (4) units in Part C and four (4) units in Part B.