What will I learn?

Develop an understanding of a variety of coastal, marine and ocean systems, and examines the physical processes shaping these environments. You will be introduced to the use of coasts and oceans as resources, and a variety of management and policy interventions, with the opportunity to participate in project work and field exercises.

What you will study

First year

A typical first year may include:

  • core topics in earth and environmental sciences, marine sciences, water resources and society, introduction to geographical information systems, and the nature of science
  • a mathematics or numeracy topic
  • a selection of elective topics.

Second year

A typical second year may include:

  • core topics in coasts and oceans, global climate change, coastal processes, and an introduction to remote sensing
  • a choice of earth sciences, environment, archaeology, biology and engineering topics
  • a selection of elective topics.

Third year

A typical third year may include:

  • core topics in coastal environments, and an introduction to managing coastal and marine environments
  • applied environmental practice topics
  • a choice of earth sciences, environment, archaeology, biology and engineering topics
  • a selection of elective topics.

Honours year

A typical honours year may include:

  • a major coasts and oceans research thesis allowing high-performing students to progress to a higher degree by research
  • further development of professional skills, particularly those relevant to research and development.

Your career

Your degree is the first step towards a range of employment opportunities.

Potential occupations include:

  • coastal and estuary officer
  • coastal ocean modeller
  • coastal programs officer
  • marine planning project officer
  • oceanographic officer.

Potential employers include:

  • government institutions
  • government agencies
  • meteorological departments
  • environmental departments
  • research institutes

Which department am I in?

College of Science and Engineering

CRICOS

089671C

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
A$36,500.00 (US$ 27,114) per year
Start date

28 February 2022

Venue

Flinders University

Bedford Park Campus,

Sturt Road,

BEDFORD PARK,

South Australia,

5042, ADELAIDE, Australia

Entry requirements

For international students

Flinders University recognises international secondary schooling for direct entry to undergraduate programs.

English language requirements

IELTS (Academic): 6.0 Overall with 6.0 Speaking, 6.0 Writing; TOEFL (Internet): 72 Overall with 18 Speaking, 18 Writing; Pearson PTE Academic: 50 Overall with 50 Speaking, 50 Writing; Cambridge English Advanced (CAE): B2

There are two admissions cycles for undergraduate degrees: February intake (semester 1): applications open in August for commencement the following year. All courses are open for applications. Midyear intake (semester 2): applications open in August for commencement in July the following year. Not all courses are offered.

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

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