Bachelor of Marine Science

Study Area


Study Level



University of Wollongong



Course Detail



Intake Time


Standard Duration

3 Years

About the Course

Marine Science is the study of the ocean. Marine scientists look into the biological nature and capacity of oceans, their impact on human society, and the conservation and environmental management of marine and coastal resources and regions. They spend their time observing, defining and experimenting with coastal processes, biodiversity and climate change, as well as using emerging technologies to ensure the sustainable management of these environments. The Bachelor of Marine Science takes advantage of the diverse NSW South Coast environment, which is an ideal location to undertake specialist marine training. This setting provides substantial fieldwork opportunities in addition to the extensive laboratory-based learning you will undertake during the course. The specialist marine training, combined with a broad background in biology and geosciences opens up a range of employment opportunities in government and industry organisations such as State Fisheries, CSIRO, museums, local councils and environmental organisations. What you will study You will study common core science subjects early in this degree before focusing on subjects fundamental to your understanding of marine science: Biodiversity of Marine and Freshwater Organisms Ecology Oceanography Conservation Biology Marine and Terrestrial Ecology Coastal Environments Fisheries and Aquaculture On completion, high performing students considering further study or a career in research should consider the Bachelor of Science (Honours) program. This one-year degree offers students a pathway to expand their knowledge in marine science and achieve their research aspirations.


Average Score


6.0 overall and individual band scores of 6.0

Background Requirements


University of Wollongong

Institute Ranking

"#196 in QS World University Rankings 2021, #10 in Australia"

Program Ranking