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Bachelor of Marine Science,
Bachelor of Marine Science Advanced (Honours)

The Bachelor of Marine Science is a 3-year coursework program with a broad emphasis on the marine sciences taught jointly by the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Earth and Environmental Sciences. The program consists of core subjects in each of the three years plus a flexible range of optional subjects. At Second Year students choose either a single strand in Marine Biology or Marine Geosciences or a combination of these specialisations. Subjects from across the range of relevant disciplines have been included together with a number of specially-designed marine subjects.

Entry Requirements / Assumed Knowledge
Bachelor of Marine Science (789): New South Wales HSC University Admission Index (UAI) of 85 (or equivalent). The UAI is reviewed each year.

Bachelor of Marine Science Honours Advanced (789A): New South Wales HSC University Admission Index (UAI) of 90 (or equivalent). The UAI is reviewed each year.

Assumed knowledge: Chemistry and Mathematics. Students who have not completed Chemistry and/or Biology at the HSC are strongly recommended to enrol in bridging courses offered in February each year. Students without at least Mathematics Band 4 may take a special Maths subject in the first year or consider early entry to complete this subject in Summer Session prior to commencement of the course.

Course Requirements
Bachelor of Marine Science (789): This is a prescribed program of study comprising core and optional subjects as set out below.

Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours) Advanced (789A): Students who are eligible for this degree fulfil all the same requirements as Bachelor of Marine Science candidates but are also eligible for additional benefits and challenges, and proceed directly to a fourth Honours year. For further information refer to the Bachelor of Science (Honours) Advanced (741A) and consult the Degree Coordinator.

Course Program

Subjects   Credit points
100 -Level
EESC102 Earth Environments and Resources 6
EESC103 Landscape changes and climatology 6
BIOL103 Molecules, Cells and Organisms 6
BIOL104 Evolution, Biodiversity and Environment 6
CHEM101 Chemistry 1A (or CHEM104 Chemistry 1D) 6
CHEM102 Chemistry 1B (or CHEM105 Chemistry 1E) 6
MATH151 General Mathematics 1A (required if entering the program without at least HSC mathematics Band 4) 6
Plus one or two of the following subjects
EESC101 Planet Earth 6
EESC104 The Human Environment: Problems and Change 6
PHYS233 Introduction to Environmental Physics 6
STAT252 Statistics for the Natural Sciences 6
STS112 The Scientific Revolution: History, Philosophy and Politics of Science 6
STS116 Environment in Crisis: Technology and Society 6
MATH111 Applied Mathematical Modelling 6
MGMT110 Introduction to Management 6
Or 1-2 elective 100 or 200 level subjects chosen from the Science Schedule or the General Schedule.
At Second Year students choose either a single strand in Marine Biology or Marine Geosciences or a combination of these specialisations. Any variations on the strands and pathways listed below requires approval by the degree coordinator. Note that optional subjects selected in Year 2 must be chosen to satisfy prequisites required for year 3 subjects.
 
Marine Biology Strand - Marine Ecology Pathway
200-Level
BIOL241 Biodiversity: Classification and Sampling 6
BIOL251 Principles of Ecology and Evolution 6
BIOL240 Functional Biology of Plants and animals 6
EESC204 Introductory Spatial Sciences 6
STAT252 Statistics for the Natural Sciences 6
MARE200 Introduction to Oceanography 6
Plus one of the following two subjects:
EESC201 Earth Surface processes and products 6
EESC203 Biogeography and Environmental change 6
Plus one of the following three subjects:
CHEM214 Analytical and Environmental Chemistry 6
EESC208 Environmental impact of societies 6
EESC250 Field Geology (summer session) 6
300-level
MARE300 Fisheries and Aquaculture 8
BIOL351 Conservation Biology: Marine and Terrestrial Populations 8
BIOL355 Marine and Terrestrial Ecology 8
BIOL332 Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology 8
Plus one of the following three subjects
EESC305 Remote sensing of the environment 8
MARE393 Advanced Marine Science Project 8
STAT355 Sample Surveys and Experimental Design (with project) 8
Plus one of the following four subjects
EESC302 Coastal Environments: Process & Management 8
EESC304 Geographic Information Science 8
MARE357 Advances in Molluscan Biology 8
MARE393 Advanced Marine Science Project (also available in summer)  
Or other subjects approved by the Coordinator
 
Marine Biology Strand - Biotechnology Pathway
200-level
MARE200 Introduction to Oceanography 6
BIOL213 Principles of Biochemistry 6
BIOL214 The Biochemistry of Energy and Metabolism 6
BIOL215 Introductory Genetics 6
BIOL241 Biodiversity: Classification and Sampling 6
BIOL251 Principles of Ecology & Evolution 6
BIOL240 Functional biology of Plants and Animals 6
STAT252 Statistics for the natural science 6
300-level
MARE300 Fisheries and Aquaculture 8
BIOL355 Marine and Terrestrial Ecology 8
Plus three of the following four subjects:
BIOL303 Biotechnology: Applied Cell and Molecular Biology 8
BIOL320 Cell and Molecular Biology 8
BIOL351 Conservation Biology: Marine and Terrestrial Populations 8
BIOL332 Ecological and Evolutionary Physiology 8
Plus one of the following four subjects:  
BIOL321 Cellular and Molecular Immunology 8
CHEM320 Bioinformatics: from genome to structure 8
MARE393 Advanced Marine Science Project (also avail. in summer) 8
MARE357 Advances in Molluscan Biology (summer) 8
Or other subjects approved by the Coordinator
 
Marine Geosciences Strand
200 - level
Note: It is possible to take a double major (Marine Biology-Marine Geosciences) in the Marine Geosciences strand
MARE200 Introduction to Oceanography 6
EESC201 Earth Surface Process and Products 6
EESC203 Biogeography and Environmental change 6
EESC204 Introduction to spatial science 6
BIOL241 Biodiversity: classification and sampling 6
BIOL251 Principles of Ecology and Evolution 6
STAT252 Statistics for the natural sciences 6
Plus one of the following three subjects
CHEM214 Analytical and Environmental Chemistry 6
EESC208 Environmental Impact of Societies 6
EESC250 Field Geology (Summer session) 6
300-level
EESC305 Remote Sensing of the Environment 8
EESC302 Coastal Environments: Process & Management 8
Plus two of the following subjects:  
BIOL303 Biotechnology: Applied Cell and molecular biology 8
BIOL301 Plate Tectonics, Macrotopography and Earth History 8
BIOL351 Conservation biology: Marine and Terrestrial populations 8
MARE393 Advanced Marine Science Project 8
Plus two of the following subjects:
BIOL355 Marine and Terrestrial Ecology 8
EESC304 Geographic Information Science 8
EESC306 Resources and Environments 8
EESC308 Environmental and Heritage Management 8
MARE300 Fisheries and Aquaculture 8
MARE393 Advanced Marine Science Project (also avail. in summer) 8
MARE357 Advances in Molluscan biology 8
Or other subjects approved by the Coordinator

Honours
Students may apply to enrol in an Honours degree, Bachelor of Marine Science (Honours) (789M) after the requirements of the pass degree have been fulfilled, normally at the prescribed academic standard. This standard is normally an average of at least credit level for the 300-level subjects in the major study. Admission to Honours is by recommendation of the degree Coordinator and approval of the Dean or Associate Dean.

Other Information
For further information contact the Faculty of Science Office, 41.258, or telephone 42213481, web site: http://www.uow.edu.au/science/biol/info/UOW009847.html

The Coordinator is Associate Professor Andy Davis, Room 35.G09B, telephone 42213423, email: adavis@uow.edu.au

 
 
 

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