Marine Science (Extended Major)
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 areas:
- 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
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 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
- 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
- demonstrate a profound understanding of the theoretical basis of biochemistry, molecular biology, genetics in animals, plants and microorganisms
- gain technical competency and practical skills to master state-of-the-art molecular techniques
- develop and demonstrate your skills in critical thinking, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation
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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Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre
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