Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Bachelor of Science (Marine Science) and Master of Marine Science
Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
Graduates can find a range of employment opportunities in areas such as:
- Marine environmental consulting
- State and local governments who manage coastal planning and infrastructure
- Government agencies that manage fisheries (e.g. DPRID), marine conservation (e.g. DBCA) or lead marine research projects (e.g. CSIRO,AIMS, Geoscience Australia)
- Resource industry
- Marine industry
- Marine Renewables
Fees and scholarships
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The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers, mature-age applicants and those with previous tertiary study. If you’re interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.
Minimum entry requirements
This major requires a certain level of Mathematics. If you do not meet this level, you may be able to take additional Mathematics units in your first year to satisfy this requirement.
WACE prerequisite: Mathematics Methods ATAR and Chemistry ATAR
How to apply
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About the course
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Semester 1
- Undergraduate + Postgraduate
Why study this course?
- UWA is ranked 29th in the world in Marine Science and Oceanography (QS 2020) and has brand new nationally unique facilities and resources that are used across our marine studies
- Learning is richly embedded with internationally recognised research, often led by UWA’s global experts, encouraging research-based inquiry through cutting edge science
- Western Australia’s unique marine environment has led UWA to identify the understanding our oceans and marine environment as one of its grand challenges, and our double major provides students with the knowledge required to develop solutions to the threats facing our marine and coastal environments
You'll learn to
- use a range of contemporary techniques and instrumentation to collect data in the field and in the laboratory
- analyse, synthesise and interpret data that varies in space and time
- interpret patterns and integrate knowledge of physical and biological processes to address real world problems
In your first three years, you will complete the Marine Science (double major) and a semester of postgraduate study. You will then complete your selected specialisation in either the Master of Biological Science or Master of Environmental Science. Refer to the example study plan for more information.
Asha de Vos
Work Integrated Learning
Work Integrated Learning (WIL) helps bridge the gap between theory and practice by providing opportunities for students to gain hands-on, practical industry relevant experience and for employers to help shape the graduates of tomorrow.
Your degree options
School of Biological Sciences
UWA Oceans Institute
The UWA Oceans Institute brings together the University’s multidisciplinary research strengths across areas including oceanography, ecology, engineering, resource management and governance to address key ocean challenges.
Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre
Purpose-built collaborative facility for marine science and ocean engineering research.