Careers and further study
This major opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.
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
You might consider further studies in:
Master of Environmental Science
Fees and scholarships
Fees for this course are currently being finalised, refer back to this page in the coming weeks as more information will be made available then.
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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
How to apply
Ready to apply for this major? Follow the steps and you’ll be on your way to joining us at UWA.
About the course
- Available 2021
- Perth (Crawley campus)
- Albany (Regional campus)
- Semester 1, Semester 2
- 3 years (BSc), 4 years (BSc[Hons])
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
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.
School of Earth Sciences
Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre
Purpose-built collaborative facility for marine science and ocean engineering research.
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.