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Bachelor of Marine Science

Pursue your passion for the ocean and marine life at the top marine biology university in the world.*

#1

in the world for Marine Biology* *World University Rankings 2020

#1

in Queensland for full-time employment outcomes* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

Five stars

for skills development, student support, and engagement* *Good Universities Guide 2021, UG study area

Location

Commencing

  • Townsville: February, July

Fees

$9,527.00+

+estimated annual Commonwealth Supported Fee

Fees are based on 2020 figures and are subject to change


Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Fee deferral and scholarships available if eligible

Duration

3 years full-time

or part-time equivalent

Entry Requirements

ATAR 78.1

Assumed Knowledge

English (Units 3/4,C), Mathematical Methods (Units 3/4,C), Chemistry (Units 3/4,C).

Recommended Knowledge

One of Biology, Earth and Environmental Science, Geography, Marine Science, Specialist Maths or Physics (Units 3/4,C)

QTAC Codes

  • 316251

Course detail

Real stories

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    Student

    Marissa Hutchings

    Bachelor of Marine Science

    There is no doubt that JCU is the world’s best place to study marine science. The array of classes is just phenomenal, the field work opportunities are endless and the enthusiasm of all the lecturers is truly inspiring. With so much research going on, there are lots of opportunities for volunteering and networking.

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    Alumni

    Astrid Mackegård

    Bachelor of Marine Science

    The field trips to Orpheus Island are plenty and were big highlights of my degree. Not only the hands-on experience such as measuring coral microatolls, but also surveying reef flats and making strong connections with lecturers, tutors, and fellow students.

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    Lecturer

    Associate Professor Scott Smithers

    Bachelor of Marine Science

    The reasons that brought me to JCU, and have kept me here, are the concentration of world-class expertise in a range of disciplines relevant to marine science, and it is these same attributes, and the global reputation that follows, that make JCU an excellent choice for students considering study in this field.

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    Employer

    Dr. Lyndon Llewellyn

    Australian Institute of Marine Science

    JCU students are of a like mind to us. They want to make the world a better place and they bring that desire into their work with us. They are practical, passionate and willing to tackle challenging problems through science.