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What will I learn?

Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science

Is the ocean and coast part of your lifestyle? Are you wanting to learn about the marine environment?

The coastal and marine environment provides recreation, food, energy, and other resources, and needs to be sustainably managed in the face of an uncertain future. Australia is home to some of the most unique and diverse coastlines and marine ecosystems in the world.

By understanding the ecological, physical, conservation, societal and management issues they face – such as climate change, pollution, urbanization and conflicting users – we can help find solutions to these problems. When you study a Bachelor of Coastal and Marine Science you’ll be learning from experts in marine, coastal and ecological fields – giving you practical skills to make a difference to our world.

What you will study

Students will engage in contemporary issues in the marine environment from their first day at university, and the program culminates in a skills-based course and the integration of biology, ecology and management of the coastal zone that is underpinned by the NSW Coastal Management Act and Marine Estate Management Act.

Students will experience relevant field-based scenarios and engage with managers and policy makers from industry, government and the not-for-profit sectors. This will enable students to progress into a career that spans all sectors of the coastal and marine space.

You’ll gain the fundamental skills needed for a career in coastal and marine science which can be supplemented by a broad choice in minors – from traditional sciences to communication, social science and Aboriginal studies.

Career opportunities

The flexible structure of this degree allows students purse careers that span all sectors of the marine and coastal industry. Some career examples include:

Waterways and Coastal Officer

Fisheries Technician

Fisheries Research Assistant

Environmental Compliance Officer

Biologist

Ecologist

Environmental Consultant

Coastal and Marine Park Governance

Marine Biologist

Sustainability Officer

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Science

CRICOS

100479

Study options

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,505.00 (20,61,296) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

University of Newcastle

Callaghan Campus,

University Drive,

CALLAGHAN,

New South Wales,

2308, NEWCASTLE, Australia

Full Time (3 years)

Tuition fees
A$38,505.00 (20,61,296) per year
The University of Newcastle is pleased to announce a new Study from Home Fee Waiver for commencing international students who cannot study in Australia due to border closures. Do not delay your study plans – start studying online and complete your studies in Australia when borders open. For students who commence studies online and offshore, we are offering a discount of up to 20%.

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

21 February 2022, 18 July 2022

Venue

Central Coast Campus

10 Chittaway Road,

OURIMBAH,

New South Wales,

2258, CENTRAL COAST, Australia

Entry requirements

For students from United States

There are a number of ways to gain entry to undergraduate programs at the University of Newcastle. You may be considered for admission on the basis of: a completed NSW Higher School Certificate (HSC) or equivalent – irrespective of age of qualification; completed or partly completed higher education studies; TAFE/VET qualifications, with a minimum of a completed Certificate III (AQF level 3), excluding the Bachelor of Nursing; TAFE/VET qualifications, with a minimum of a completed Certificate II (AQF level 2) in conjunction with meeting additional performance based selection criteria for the Bachelor of Music and associated combined degrees; completion of a recognised enabling program within a 10 year period preceding admission to the University; overseas qualifications equivalent to Australian studies. English language requirement: TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

For international students

Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC).

TOEFL paper-based test score of 500; TOEFL internet based score of 60; IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0; PTE GSE score of 50; Cambridge English: Advanced score of 52.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.

Pathways options

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