Undergraduate

Marine and Coastal Processes

Coastlines globally face unprecedented threats from continued development and climate change.
80
ATAR

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Hours

8.30am – 5pm AWST, Monday – Friday

Frequently asked questions

Careers and further study

This major 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

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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

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.

How to apply

Ready to apply for this major? 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
Full time/part time duration
  • 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
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
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)
Faculty
  • Faculty of Science

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 29th in the world for Earth and Marine Sciences (QS 2020)
Ranked 24th in the world for Geology (ARWU 2020)

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