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BSc – Marine Biology Major

Handbook year

2022

Major code

BSC-MBY

Credit point value

24 credit points

Owner

Division of Tropical Environments and Societies

College

Science and Engineering

Major Structure (Except as second major with Aquaculture Science and Technology, Zoology and Ecology, and Molecular and Cell Biology)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity

BS1001:03 Introduction to Biological Processes

Level 2

BS2460:03 Fundamentals of Ecology

BS2470:03 Evolution

MB2050:03 Functional Biology of Marine Organisms

Level 3

MB3050:03 Biological Oceanography

MB3190:03 Coral Reef Ecology or MB3270:03 Wetland and Estuarine Ecosystems

MB3210:03 Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals or MB3160:03 Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes

Major Structure (Second major with Zoology and Ecology)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 2

MB2050:03 Functional Biology of Marine Organisms

Level 3

MB3050:03 Biological Oceanography

MB3190:03 Coral Reef Ecology or MB3270:03 Wetland and Estuarine Ecosystems

MB3210:03 Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals or MB3160:03 Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of subjects from List 1 (Breadth Subjects)

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any Level 1, 2, 3 or 5 subjects

PLUS

3 credit points of any Level 2, 3 or 5 subjects

Note: Students studying this as a second major in conjunction with the Zoology and Ecology Major have subject overlaps.  Subject content contained in BS1007, BS1001, BS2460 and BS2470 is completed as part of the Zoology and Ecology Major and this has been taken into account in your study plan.

Major Structure (Second major with Aquaculture Science and Technology)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 2

MB2050:03 Functional Biology of Marine Organisms

BS2460:03 Fundamentals of Ecology

Level 3

MB3050:03 Biological Oceanography

MB3190:03 Coral Reef Ecology or MB3270:03 Wetland and Estuarine Ecosystems

MB3210:03 Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals or MB3160:03 Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes

OPTIONS

Select 6 credit points of subjects from List 1 (Breadth Subjects)

PLUS

Select 3 credit points of any Level 1, 2, 3 or 5 subjects

Note: Students studying this as a second major in conjunction with the Aquaculture Science and Technologies Major have subject overlaps. Subject content contained in BS1007, BS1001 and BS2470 is completed as part of the Aquaculture Science and Technologies Major and this has been taken into account in your study plan.

Major Structure (Second major with Molecular and Cell Biology)

CORE SUBJECTS

Level 1

BS1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity

Level 2

BS2460:03 Fundamentals of Ecology

BS2470:03 Evolution

MB2050:03 Functional Biology of Marine Organisms

Level 3

MB3050:03 Biological Oceanography

MB3190:03 Coral Reef Ecology or MB3270:03 Wetland and Estuarine Ecosystems

MB3210:03 Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals or MB3160:03 Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes

OPTION

Select 3 credit points of subjects from List 1 (Breadth Subjects)

Note: Students studying this as a second major in conjunction with the Molecular and Cell Biology Major have a subject overlap. Subject content contained in BS1001 is completed as part of the Molecular and Cell Biology Major and this has been taken into account in your study plan.

List 1 (Breadth Subjects)

BM1000:03 Introductory Biochemistry and Microbiology* (already core in the Molecular and Cell Biology Major)

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science

CH1002:03 Chemistry: Principles and Applications

CP1401:03 Fundamentals of Problem Solving and Programming I

CP1404:03 Programming II

EA1110:03 Evolution of the Earth

EG1000:03 Engineering 1

EV1005:03 Environmental Processes and Global Change

MA1000:03 Mathematical Foundation

MA1003:03 Mathematical Techniques

MA1580:03 Foundations of Data Science

PH1005:03 Advanced Stream Physics 1

PH1007:03 Advanced Stream Physics 2