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Undergraduate

Marine and Coastal Processes

Coastlines globally face unprecedented threats from continued development and climate change.
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ATAR

Contact us

Address

Student Central

The University of Western Australia(M355) 35 Stirling Highway Perth Western Australia 6009

Telephone

(+61 8) 6488 3939

International

1800 653 050

Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

Career Pathways

You might pursue a career in the following industries:

  • Coastal and marine consulting
  • State and local governments who manage coastal planning and infrastructure
  • Government research agencies (e.g. CSIRO, AIMS, Geoscience Australia)
  • Resource industry
  • Marine industry
  • Marine renewables
  • Aquaculture
  • NGOs
  • Academia

You might pursue a career in the following industries:

  • Coastal and marine consulting
  • State and local governments who manage coastal planning and infrastructure
  • Government research agencies (e.g. CSIRO, AIMS, Geoscience Australia)
  • Resource industry
  • Marine industry
  • Marine renewables
  • Aquaculture
  • NGOs
  • Academia
This course could lead to these

Career Opportunities

Further Study

You might consider further studies in:

You might consider further studies in:

Fees and scholarships

Learn more about the fees that apply to you for this course. For fee type definitions and further assistance, see the Fee Calculator Help page. You can also search our database for scholarships that are relevant to you or this course
Domestic Fees

Undergraduate – Commonwealth supported students

The Annual Fee is an estimate only based on a standard annual study load of 48 points.


For Commonwealth Supported Places, student contribution amounts are charged by unit. For an accurate fee estimate, go to the Fee Calculator and select “I want to price my units”.

For Full Fee Paying places, students are charged an annual course fee. Visit the Fee Calculator and select your course to see the annual and total course fees.

Course Credit Points
144
Average Annual Fee - 2021
$8,747.06
Typical Fee Range - 2021
$3,950.00 - $14,500.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.
International Fees

Undergraduate – onshore students

Annual course fees are calculated based on a standard annual study load of 48 credit points.

Course Credit Points
144
Total Course Fee - 2020
$115,800.00
Total Course Fee - 2021
$120,300.00

Scholarships

Scholarships are available to students from a diverse range of backgrounds, including academic achievement, financial need, educational disadvantage, leadership and community service, artistic or sporting achievements, and being from a rural or remote area.

Cost of living

There are a few things to consider before applying to study at university. One could be your cost of living. This can depend on factors such as lifestyle, accommodation, tuition fees, medical insurance, textbooks and more. For an indication of expenses and average costs, see our Cost of living page.

Admission requirements

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

Below you’ll find a list of admission equivalencies for this course's Australian Tertiary Admissions Rank (ATAR).

Admission requirements

For applicants with recent secondary education, information on admission criteria is available on our entry standards page.

Mathematics requirement

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

ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

English competency

English is the language of instruction and assessment at UWA and you will need to meet the English language requirements of the University to be eligible for a place.
ADMISSION REQUIREMENT

How to apply

Ready to apply for this course? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.

Course details

Coastlines globally face unprecedented threats from continued development and climate change. Majoring in Marine and Coastal Processes will provide you with the understanding of how our coastal and marine environments operate such that you can apply this knowledge to ensure coastal communities and marine ecosystems remain resilient in the future.

About the course

Majoring in Marine and Coastal Processes will provide you with the understanding of how our coastal and marine environments operate so you can apply this knowledge to ensure coastal communities and marine ecosystems remain resilient in the future.
Marine and Coastal Processes

Quick details

Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-MARCP
CRICOS code
  • 068914G
  • 068916E
Marine and Coastal Processes
Status
  • Available 2021
Locations
  • Perth (Crawley campus)
  • Albany (Regional campus)
Attendance
  • Full-time
  • Part-time
Delivery
  • On-campus
Starting dates
  • Semester 1, Semester 2
Level of study
  • Undergraduate
Course Code
  • MJD-MARCP
CRICOS code
  • 068914G
  • 068916E
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
TISC Codes
Honours Available
  • Yes
Degrees course is available in
  • Bachelor of Science
  • Bachelor of Philosophy (Honours)

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
  • Learning is led by UWA’s global experts who have access to one of the largest pools of marine field instrumentation in Australia used in units and field trips
  • This interdisciplinary 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 techniques and instrumentation to collect data in the field and in the laboratory
  • analyse, synthesise and interpret data that varies in space and time
  • integrate knowledge of marine and coastal processes and their links to biological processes in order to address real-world problems
Ranked 2nd in Australia and 37th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS 2021)
Ranked 2nd in Australia and 36th in the world for Geology (QS 2021)

Course Structure

Our undergraduate degrees offer you a broad range of options allowing you to combine subjects in a way that matches your career goals and personal interests.

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