Bachelor of Marine Science

Course Code

50110M

Version

8

Faculty

Science and Engineering

Award Requirements

Admission Requirements

Course pre-requisites

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

Nil

Special admission requirements

Nil

Academic Requirements for Course Completion

Credit points

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

Nil

Learning Outcomes

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).

Course Structure

Core Subjects

Level 1

BZ1001:03 Fundamentals of Biology

BZ1004:03 The Diversity of Animal Life

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

PLUS

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

or

CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

PLUS

MA1401:03 Statistics and Data Analysis 1

or

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundations

Level 2

BZ2001:03 Quantitative Methods in Biology

EV2502:03 Introduction to Geographic Information Systems

PH2006:03 Descriptive Physical Oceanography

Options

Select 9 credit points of specified level 1 subjects

BZ1003:03 Introduction to Plant Science

CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

or

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

PLUS

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

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of Science level 2 subjects.

PLUS

Select 9 credit points of specified EA or EV level 3 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

PLUS

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

PLUS

Select 6 credit points of specified CS, MA, MBPH level 3 subjects

CS3008:03 Fluid Mechanics

MA3109:03 Applied Complex Variable Theory

PH3003:03 Classical Mechanics (no current availabilities)

PH3006:03 Oceanography and Meteorology

or

Select 6 credit points of any AQ, BZ, CH , EA, EV, MB , MA or PH level 3 subjects

Campus

COURSE AVAILABLE AT

NOTES

Cairns

 

Townsville

 

Candidature

Expected time to complete

3 years full-time or equivalent part-time

Maximum time to complete

10 years

Maximum leave of absence

3 years

Progression

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)

No

Special assessment requirements

Nil

Accreditation requirements

Nil

Maximum allowed Pass Conceded (PC) grade

Nil

Supplementary exam for final subject

Not applicable

Advanced Standing

Eligibility

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.

Maximum allowed

48 credit points

Currency

Advanced standing will be granted only for studies completed in the 10 years prior to the commencement of this course.

Expiry

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.

Other restrictions

A maximum of 6 credit points of advanced standing may be granted at level 3.

Award Details

Inclusion of majors on testamur

Not applicable - this course does not have majors

Exit with lesser award

Not applicable

Course articulation

Not applicable

Honours

Honours availability

Honours is available as a separate graduate entry course.

Eligibility

Candidates must satisfy the school requirements relating to the standard of academic achievement necessary to proceed to the honours degree.