Marine Field Ecology (Advanced) (BIOL3908)


This unit has the same objectives as Marine Field Ecology BIOL3008, and is suitable for students wishing to pursue certain aspects of marine field ecology in a greater depth. Entry is restricted and selection is made from applicants on the basis of past performance. Students taking this unit of study will be expected to take part in a number of additional tutorials after the field course on advanced aspects of experimental design and analysis and will be expected to incorporate these advanced skills into their analyses and project reports. This unit may be taken as part of the BSc(Advanced).

Our courses that offer this unit of study

Further unit of study information


One 8-day field course held in the pre-semester break, plus four 1-hour tutorials during semester 2.


Discussion groups, research project proposal, biodiversity report, data analysis and checking, research project report (100%).


As for BIOL 3008.

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL, or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and(MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))


BIOL3008 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928

Additional Information

This unit cannot be combined with more than one other BIOL field unit during the degree. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. The unit is only available in ODD years (2015, 2017?) but students may apply for entry into an alternative Intermediate field unit in EVEN years.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.