Bachelor of Marine Science
Science and Engineering
English, Chemistry, Maths B
Entry requirements for this course are consistent with the Pathways to Qualifications in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7) Guidelines for Bachelor degrees.
Minimum English Language Proficiency Requirements
Students of non English speaking backgrounds must have an adequate English language capacity assessed under the Australian International English Language Testing System (IELTS). The IELTS score required for admission to this course can be found in Schedule II of the JCU Admissions policy.
Additional selection requirements
Special admission requirements
Academic Requirements for Course Completion
72 credit points as per course structure
Additional course rules
A maximum of 30 credit points may be taken at level 1
Additional completion requirements
Characteristics of learning outcomes for this course are consistent with those outlined in the Bachelor degree Guideline in the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF level 7).
BZ1001:03 Fundamentals of Biology
BZ1004:03 The Diversity of Animal Life
EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change
CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science
CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences
MA1401:03 Statistics and Data Analysis 1
MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations
BZ2001:03 Quantitative Methods in Biology
EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
PH2006:03 Descriptive Physical Oceanography
Select 9 credit points of specified level 1 subjects
BZ1003:03 Introduction to Plant Science
CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications
CH1012:03 Molecular Chemistry
EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth
MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations
MB1110:03 Introductory Marine Science
PH1001:03 Preparatory Physics
PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics
PH1007:03 Fundamental Physics
SC1101:03 Science Nature, Knowledge and Understanding
SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems
Select 6 credit points of specified level 2 subjects
CH2042:03 Marine Chemistry and Chemical Ecology
EA2110:03 Introduction to Sedimentology
MB2050:03 Functional Biology of Marine Organisms
MB2060:03 Marine Ecology and Environmental Assessment
Select 9 credit points of Science level 2 subjects.
EA3640:03 Advanced Marine Geoscience Technologies and Applications
EV3201:03 Managing Coastal and Marine Environments
EV3203:03 Conserving Marine Wildlife: Sea Mammals, Birds, Reptiles
EV3401:03 Coastal and Catchment Geomorphology
EV3406:03 Coral Reef Geomorphology
Select 9 credit points of specified MB level 3 subjects
MB3050:03 Biological Oceanography
MB3150:03 Fisheries Science
MB3190:03 Coral Reef Ecology
MB3200:03 Marine Conservation Biology
MB3210:03 Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals
MB3260:03 Ecological Dynamics: An Introduction to Modelling
CS3008:03 Fluid Mechanics
MA3109:03 Applied Complex Variable Theory
PH3003:03 Classical Mechanics (no current availabilities)
PH3006:03 Oceanography and Meteorology
COURSE AVAILABLE AT
Expected time to complete
3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Maximum time to complete
Maximum leave of absence
Course progression requisites
Must complete 12 credit points of level 1 science subjects before attempting any level 2 science subjects.
Must complete 18 credit points of level 1 and 2 science subjects before attempting any level 3 science subjects.
Course includes mandatory professional placement(s)
Special assessment requirements
Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade
Supplementary exam for final subject
Candidates may apply for advanced standing for previous tertiary study in accordance with the Advanced Standing for Previous Studies and Recognised Prior Learning policy associated procedures.
48 credit points
Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.
Advanced standing gained for any subject shall be cancelled 20 years after the date of the examination upon which the advanced standing is based if, by then, the candidate has not completed this course.
A maximum of 6 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.
Inclusion of majors on testamur
Not applicable - this course does not have majors
Exit with lesser award
Honours is available as a separate graduate entry course.
Candidates must satisfy the school requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.