Studying Marine Science in Australia

Marine Science is taught at many Australian Universities. 


The available courses include:

Bachelor degrees in Marine Science and Marine Biology and


Bachelor degrees in Science with majors in Marine Science, Marine Biology, Marine Geoscience, Aquaculture and Marine Environment.


There are also online and distance education Marine Science courses available.


This page is meant as a guide to the courses taught by different Australian Universities, separated by state. Click on the links to read more on each course.

Online and Distance Education courses

Charles Darwin University (external studies)

Murdoch University (external studies)

Southern Cross University (external studies)

Queensland Marine Science courses

University of Queensland

James Cook University

Griffith University

New South Wales  Marine Science courses

MacQuarie University 

University of New South Wales

University of Sydney

Victoria Marine Science courses

Deakin University

University of Melbourne

University of Wollongong

South Australia Marine Science courses 

Adelaide University

Flinders University

Tasmania Marine Science courses

University of Tasmania

Western Australia Marine Science courses

Curtin University

Edith Cowan University

Murchoch University

University of Western Australia

Marine Science News

Study uncovers value of shark dive tourism

Putting the mass coral bleaching event in 2016 into a 30+ year context

Australia’s new marine parks plan is a case of the Emperor’s new clothes

Sunfish spotting: four-year search discovers first new species in 130 years

Exceptional fish diversity found on Australia’s north-west oceanic shoals

Marine Science facts

  •  Irukandji jelly fish, with just a brush of venom leaves almost no mark. But after about a half hour you develop Irukandji syndrome, a debilitating mix of nausea, vomiting, severe pain, difficulty breathing, drenching sweating and sense of impending doom. You get so sick that your biggest worry is that you’re not going to die


  • Half the Oxygen we breath is produced in the Ocean


  • The most remote point in the oceans is called Point Nemo


  • The Pacific, Atlantic, and Indian oceans are known as the three major oceans.