Bachelor of Marine Science

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Bachelor of Marine Science

JCU introduced marine science studies to Australia, and today we continue to break new ground in the field. You will too when you study with us.

At JCU you will study with the best marine scientists in the world. We rank number one in Marine and Freshwater Biology out of 26,000 degree-granting institutions in the world on the Centre for World University Ranking scale. With six of the world's top ten tropical marine biologists on staff you will be right there as new discoveries that impact the marine world are made. JCU introduced Marine Science studies to Australia, and continues to take the lead by redeveloping the Marine Science course to focus on developing skills in sensor technology — exciting new tools enabling marine science research into the future.

JCU's Bachelor of Marine Science focuses on developing the high-level skills technologically enabled professionals need if they are to address the challenges facing the world’s oceans over coming decades. A diversity of rapidly evolving technologies are providing marine scientists with increasingly powerful ways to collect diverse data from above and below the waves; data that support and direct solutions to previously insoluble problems. These methods include: water quality sensors, seabed mapping and fish assessment sonar, sensors for detecting underwater mineral deposits and wrecked ships, oceanographic sensors, acoustic tagging and tracking equipment, sensors for monitoring the activity and physical environment of marine mammals, reptiles and fish.

Start dates
February, July
3 years full-time
Part time available
Study mode
On campus
Assumed knowledge
Assumed knowledge: English (4,SA), Maths B (4,SA), Chemistry (4,SA). Recommended: at least one of Biology, Earth Science, Geography, Maths C or Physics (4,SA)

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