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Bachelor of Marine Science and Master of Marine Biology
Students completing this double packaged award course will graduate with both a Bachelor of Marine Science majoring in Marine Science, and a Master of Marine Biology.
The Bachelor of Marine Science will expose students to the full breadth of the marine science discipline, allowing deeper understanding of both the physical and biological components through our comprehensive degree. Through experimental design and research, both in the field and in laboratories, students learn to appreciate the complex biological and physical interactions that occur in our coastal and offshore marine ecosystems and gain practical experience through field trips (including multiple field camps) and computer based labs.
The Masters component of the course enables students to Students strengthen their quantitative skills and application of science into industry practice and management. Students will have access to world-leading facilities at the Indian Ocean Marine Research Centre (IOMRC) and will be learning from internationally recognised experts to help give them the best opportunities to kick start their career. This combined degree is the ultimate multi- and interdisciplinary learning environment that will best place students to continue a pathway into research via a PhD or pursue a career in a marine related discipline after graduation.
- Course code
- current / 2022
- Administered by
- Faculty of Biological Sciences
- Course Coordinator(s)
- Dr Renae Hovey
- Credit points required
A standard full-time load is 24 points per semester.
- 192 points comprising 32 six-point units. Students normally take eight units each year, four in each semester.
- Available to international students
- Yes. For information on international student fees see 'Student Procedures: Fees'. (Enquiries: https://www.uwa.edu.au/askuwa)
- Attendance type
- full- or part-time (Student visa holders should read Education Services for Overseas Students Act 2000 for more information.)
- Delivery mode
- Standard full-time completion
- 4 years
- Standard part-time completion
- 8 years (maximum 12 years)
- Locations offered
- UWA (Perth)
- Majors available
- MJD-MARDM Marine Science
- Minors available
- None currently
- Domestic fee type
- Commonwealth supported and/or HECS-HELP
- Visit the fees calculator.
Example Study Plan
Prospective students should see the Future Students website for details on admission requirements, intake periods, fees, availability to international students, careers information etc.
2. The Glossary provides an explanation of the terms used in these rules.
Applicability of the Student Rules, policies and procedures
3.(1) The Student Rules apply to students in this course.
Academic Conduct Essentials module
4.(1) Except as stated in (2), a student who enrols in an undergraduate degree course of the University for the first time irrespective of whether they have previously been enrolled in another course of the University, must undertake the Academic Conduct Essentials module (the ACE module), Communication and Research Skills (the CARS module) and Indigenous Studies Essentials (the ISE module) in the teaching period in which they are first enrolled.
English Language competency requirements
5. To be considered eligible for consideration for admission to this course an applicant must satisfy the University's English language competence requirement as set out in the University Policy on Admission: Coursework.
6.(1) To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have—
(a) achieved an ATAR of at least 90, or equivalent as recognised by UWA; and meet the additional requirements stated at (2) below
Admission ranking and selection
(3) Students may choose to undertake an additional major and/or up to two minors from any undergraduate degree, provided the student will be able to complete all nominated majors and minors within 192 credit points.
- Bachelor of Marine Science (Advanced)
(2) A student who withdraws from this Combined Degree Course before completing it, but after completing a minimum of 144 points of study, comprising 120 credit points of undergraduate study at Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 and at least 24 credit points of study at Level 4 and/or Level 5 may apply to the School to be awarded the exit awards mentioned in (1).
11.(1) To make satisfactory progress a student must pass units to a point value greater than half the total value of units in which they remain enrolled after the final date for withdrawal without academic penalty.
(d) a student who does not make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(2) is assigned a progress status of 'On Probation' unless they have been assigned a progress status of 'Suspended' or 'Excluded' for failure to make satisfactory progress under Rule 11(1).