Course Structure - Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology

Courses and Study Subject alternative pages Course Structure - Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology

All students in the course will study these three core subjects in their first year.

SC1101:03 Science: Nature, Knowledge and Understanding

SC1102:03 Modelling Natural Systems

CH1001:03 Chemistry: A Central Science or CH1011:03 Chemistry for the Natural Sciences

All students must choose a Major to study in detail (see subject list below). You have the option of focussing on another key study area by taking a Second Major, or broadening your scientific knowledge by selecting science subjects from many disciplines. For the rules about the full course structure, please visit the Bachelor of Science handbook page.

Major Structure


Level 1

BZ1001:03 Fundamentals of Biological Processes

BZ1007:03 Introduction to Biodiversity

Level 2

BZ2001:03 Quantitative Methods in Science

MB2050:03 Functional Biology of Marine Organisms

MB2060:03 Marine Ecology and Environmental Assessment

MB2070:03 Evolution and Biogeography of Marine Organisms or MB2080:03 Invertebrate Biology

Level 3

MB3150:03 Fisheries Science

MB3200:03 Marine Conservation Biology


Select 6 credit points of MB level 3 subjects from List 1

List 1

MB3050:03 Biological Oceanography

MB3160:03 Evolution and Ecology of Reef Fishes

MB3210:03 Life History and Evolution of Reef Corals

MB3270:03 Wetland and Estuarine Ecosystems