Bachelor of Marine Science

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


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


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



  • Townsville: February, July



+estimated annual tuition fee
Plus Student Services and Amenities fee
Scholarships and financial aid available if eligible


3 years full-time

Entry Requirements

Recommended Knowledge

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

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



Course detail

Real stories

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    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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    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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    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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    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.