Studying Marine Science in Australia

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Marine scientists work in many fields of research and education, including teaching, fisheries laboratories, wildlife conservation, marine parks, planning and management, museums, universities, marine science institutes, the fishing industry, oil companies, power-generating authorities, marine-resource development, and engineering, consulting companies and government agencies.

 

Marine Science is taught at many Australian Universities. 

 

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 Fisheries 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

Murdoch University (external studies)

Bachelor of Science with major in Marine Science or in Marine Biology 

 

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Southern Cross University (external studies)

Bachelor of Marine Science and Management 

 

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Queensland Marine Science and Marine Biology courses

University of Queensland

Bachelor of Science with major in Marine Science or in Marine Biology 

Diploma of Science with Marine Science major

 

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James Cook University

Bachelor of Marine Science
Bachelor of Science with major in Marine Biology or in Aquaculture Science and Technology

 

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Griffith University

Bachelor of Marine Science
Bachelor of Science with major in Marine Biology

 

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New South Wales  Marine Science and Marine Biology courses

MacQuarie University 

Bachelor of Marine Science with specializations in Marine Biology and Marine Geoscience 

 

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University of New South Wales

Bachelor of Science with major in Marine Science

 

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University of Sydney

Bachelor of Science with major in Marine Science

 

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Victoria Marine Science and Marine Biology courses

Deakin University

Bachelor of Environmental Science with major in Marine Biology
Bachelor of Science with major in Marine Biology or with major in Fisheries and Aquaculture

 

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University of Melbourne

Bachelor of Science with major in Marine Biology

 

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University of Wollongong

Bachelor of Marine Science

 

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South Australia Marine Science, Marine Biology and Aquaculture courses

Adelaide University

Bachelor of Science: Marine Biology

 

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Flinders University

Bachelor of Science Marine Biology

Bachelor of Science Marine Biology and Aquaculture

 

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Tasmania Marine Science and Marine Environment courses

University of Tasmania

Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science

Bachelor of applied science: Marine Environment

 

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Western Australia Marine Science, Marine Biology and Coastal Science courses

Curtin University

Bachelor of Science with major in Coastal and Marine Science

 

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Edith Cowan University

Bachelor of Science with major in marine and Fresh Water Science

 

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Murchoch University

Bachelor of Science with major in Marine Science or in Marine Biology

 

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University of Western Australia

Bachelor of Science with major in Marine Science

 

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Marine Science facts

  • Half the Oxygen we breath is produced in the Ocean

 

  •  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

 

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

 

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