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)

Southern Cross University (external studies)

Queensland Marine Science and Marine Biology courses

University of Queensland

James Cook University

Griffith University

New South Wales  Marine Science and Marine Biology courses

MacQuarie University 

University of New South Wales

University of Sydney

Victoria Marine Science and Marine Biology courses

Deakin University

University of Melbourne

University of Wollongong

South Australia Marine Science, Marine Biology and Aquaculture courses

Adelaide University

Flinders University

Tasmania Marine Science and Marine Environment courses

University of Tasmania

Western Australia Marine Science, Marine Biology and Coastal Science courses

Curtin University

Edith Cowan University

Murchoch University

University of Western Australia

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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.