Major Overview

Description

Note: this major is only available to re-enrolling students.

If you are fascinated by our amazing marine and coastal environments then Marine Science is the major for you. Western Australia's marine environment is a biodiversity hotspot with up to 80 per cent of fish, invertebrates and other organisms found nowhere else in the world, making WA an ideal living laboratory for your studies. This major includes marine biology and ecology, marine and coastal management, and oceanography. It combines knowledge of marine aquatic life with a solid understanding of the physical environment. Through experimental design and research you will learn to appreciate the complex interactions that occur in marine ecosystems. It is envisaged that there will be up to three overnight field trips (cost of food and accommodation of up to \$500 for around 10 nights to be borne by the student).

Outcomes

Students are able to (1) appreciate the complex interactions between the physical and biotic components of marine ecosystems; (2) understand the range of scales at which these interactions can occur; (3) demonstrate a knowledge of the diversity, life history strategies and functional traits of marine biota; (4) appreciate how the interactions between the physical and biotic components can influence decisions about sustainable management; and (5) conduct quantitative marine research in a safe and professional manner.

Broadening guidelines

All students studying towards a Bachelor's Degree at UWA are required to Broaden their studies by completing a minimum of four units (24 points) of study outside their degree specific major. Broadening is your opportunity to explore other areas of interest, investigate new disciplines and knowledge paradigms and to shape your degree to suit your own aspirations and interests. Many of you will be able to undertake more than this minimum amount of broadening study and we encourage you to do so if this suits your aspirations. Over the next few months you will find here some broadening suggestions related to your degree-specific major. While we know that many students value guidance of this sort, these are only suggestions and students should not lose sight of the opportunity to explore that is afforded by your Broadening Choices. Advice can also be sought from your Allocated Student Advising Office.

Prerequisites

ATAR Mathematics Methods or equivalent or higher.

Courses

Marine Science can be taken as a degree-specific major in the following degree courses:

No study plans found for this major. See study plans for more information.

Units

Key to availability of units:
S1 = Semester 1; S2 = Semester 2

Level 1

Coastal and Ocean Systems specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 EART1105 Dynamic Planet
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Complementary units
Take all complementary units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Applications
or
equivalent
or
Mathematics Methods
or
equivalent
or
Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Co-requisites:
Enrolment in Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Or
SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists Successful completion of Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Or
SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility:
Successful completion of Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
S1 SCOM1101 Communicating Science
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Mathematics Applications
or
ATAR Subject(s) WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Enrolment in
Or
Successful completion of Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Incompatibility:
Nil
Marine Biology specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 EART1105 Dynamic Planet
Prerequisites:
Nil
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Complementary units
Take all complementary units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 SCIE1104 Science, Society and Data Analysis
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of ATAR Subject(s) Mathematics Applications
or
equivalent
or
Mathematics Methods
or
equivalent
or
Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Co-requisites:
Enrolment in Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Or
SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists Successful completion of Unit(s) MATH1721 Mathematics Foundations: Methods
Or
SCIE1500 Analytical Methods for Scientists
Incompatibility:
Successful completion of Unit(s) STAT1520 Economic and Business Statistics
S1 SCOM1101 Communicating Science
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of ATAR Subject(s) ATAR Mathematics Applications
or
ATAR Subject(s) WACE Mathematics 2C/2D
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Enrolment in
Or
Successful completion of Unit(s) MATH1720 Mathematics Fundamentals
Incompatibility:
Nil

Level 2

Coastal and Ocean Systems specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 EART2204 Coastal Processes
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet
or
Unit(s) GEOG1103 Urbanisation and Sustainability
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) GEOG3307 Coastal Environments
S1 SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet
or
Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Complementary units
Take the following complementary unit:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1, S2 GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisites:
36 points of prior study
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
Complementary units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 BIOL2204 Marine Biology
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems (ID 1524) and ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or
Successful completion of Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry (ID 1063)
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (ID 1254)
or
Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology (ID 1244)
or
Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet (ID 1247)
or
Unit(s) ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology (ID 5950)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Marine Biology specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (12 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 BIOL2204 Marine Biology
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems (ID 1524) and ATAR Subject(s) Chemistry
or
Successful completion of Unit(s) CHEM1003 Introductory Chemistry (ID 1063)
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet
or
Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Complementary units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ENVT2250 Ecology
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology
or
Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology
or
Unit(s) ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1, S2 GEOG2201 Geographic Information Systems
Prerequisites:
36 points of prior study
Co-requisites:
Nil.
Incompatibility:
Nil
Complementary units
Take unit(s) to the value of 6 points:
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S2 EART2204 Coastal Processes
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet
or
Unit(s) GEOG1103 Urbanisation and Sustainability
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Unit(s) GEOG3307 Coastal Environments
S2 ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) BIOL1130 Frontiers in Biology (ID 1254)
or
Unit(s) BIOL1131 Plant and Animal Biology (ID 1244)
or
Unit(s) EART1105 Dynamic Planet (ID 1247)
or
Unit(s) ENVT1104 Environmental Science and Technology (ID 5950)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil

Level 3

Coastal and Ocean Systems specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ENVT3306 Coastal Conservation and Management
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ENVT3307 Oceanography
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ENVT3362 Environmental Dynamics
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ENVT2250 Ecology
or
Unit(s) ENVT2220 The Climate System
or
Unit(s) ENVT2251 Hydrology and Water Resource Management
or
Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
or
Unit(s) EART2204 Coastal Processes
or
Unit(s) SCIE2267 Quantitative Methods in Environmental Management
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 SCIE3304 Field Techniques in Marine Science
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of 72 points and one Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
or
ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
Marine Biology specialisation
Degree-specific major units
Take all units (24 points):
Availability Unit code Unit name unit requirements
S1 ENVT3306 Coastal Conservation and Management
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ENVT3307 Oceanography
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S2 ENVT3363 Ecological Processes
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of one Unit(s) ENVT2250 Ecology (ID 1228)
or
Unit(s) ENVT2221 Global Climate Change and Biodiversity (ID 1293)
or
Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems (ID 1524)
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil
S1 SCIE3304 Field Techniques in Marine Science
Prerequisites:
Successful completion of 72 points and one Unit(s) SCIE2204 Marine Systems
or
ENSC3012 Data Collection and Analysis
or
equivalent
Co-requisites:
Nil
Incompatibility:
Nil