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About Marine Science

Access the best

Graduate with confidence. Experience a world–class education, learning from lecturers whose research is rated well above world standardsˆ.

Experience has no substitute

Conduct real-life experiments. Be involved in research expeditions to the Great Barrier Reef and field trips to JCU Orpheus Island Field Station.

Big data sets of the future

Be ready today, for tomorrow. JCU students learn using use state–of–the–art technology and understand how to comprehend and apply Big Data.

Dedicated degree

Become a Marine Science expert. Drawing knowledge from many specialties, JCU Marine Science graduates develop the skills to research, manage and conserve the Earth’s oceans and coasts.


Marine Biology and Aquaculture at JCU provides access to a unique tropical learning environment with research stations, state-of-the-art laboratories and the Great Barrier Reef right on our doorstep. Studying with us positions you to understand, protect and manage our marine resources, or to investigate alternative and innovative ways to establish and maintain sustainable fishing and aquaculture industries.