Marine Science

Honours

Honours in Marine Science is a one-year program embedded as part of the Bachelor of Advanced Studies allowing students to pursue an area of specific interest from within the broad multi-disciplinary world of marine science, with disciplines ranging from Biology to Geology. Topics include areas such as coastal management and ecosystem services, climate change, marine ecology and pollution studies.

Students will complete a 36-credit point research project in collaboration with their supervisor(s) to develop and carry out their project in an immersive research experience. Consequently, students will develop their capacity to design, conduct and critically evaluate scientific studies and build highly sought-after skills in areas including quantitative science (coding, statistical analysis), geographic information systems, fieldwork and laboratory studies. Students will also complete two 6-credit point coursework units that will aid in the development of fundamental research and communication skills.

Admittance into the program is determined by the Faculty of Science as well as the marine science honours coordinator and available to students with a major in relevant to their research project for example, Biology, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, Geography, Environmental Science etc.

Honours Coordinator:

Professor Dale Dominey-Howes
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Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

MARINE SCIENCE (HONOURS)

The Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours) (Marine Science) requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 4000-level Honours coursework selective units, and
(ii) 36 credit points of 4000-level Honours research project units

Honours Coursework Selective

GEOL4101
Research Skills in Geology and Geophysics A
6    A Have a coherent understanding of key themes in geology and geophysics within the context of Earth system science, and understand principles and concepts relating to Earth's structure, its internal and external dynamics and evolution.


This unit must be taken by all students in the Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Honours, Geology; and Honours, Geophysics)
Semester 1
Semester 2
SCIE4001
Science Communication
6    A Completion of a major in a science discipline. Basic knowledge of other sciences is beneficial. Experience in communication such as delivering oral presentations and producing written reports. An awareness of science in a societal context, e.g., of disciplinary applications.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.


Mid-year honours students would take this unit of study in S1 (their second semester of study).
Semester 1
SCIE4002
Experimental Design and Data Analysis
6    A Completion of units in quantitative research methods, mathematics or statistical analysis at least at 1000-level.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A.
N ENVX3002 or STAT3X22 or STAT4022 or STAT3X12
Intensive March
SCIE4003
Ethics in Science
6    A Successful completion of a Science major.
P 144 credit points of units of study and including a minimum of 24 credit points at the 3000- or 4000-level and 18 credit points of 3000- or 4000-level units from Science Table A
N HSBH3004 or HPSC3107
Intensive August
Intensive March

Honours Core Research Project

MARS4103
Marine Science Honours Project A
6      Semester 1
Semester 2
MARS4104
Marine Science Honours Project B
6    C MARS4103
Semester 1
Semester 2
MARS4105
Marine Science Honours Project C
6    C MARS4104
Semester 1
Semester 2
MARS4106
Marine Science Honours Project D
6    C MARS4105
Semester 1
Semester 2
MARS4107
Marine Science Honours Project E
6    C MARS4106
Semester 1
Semester 2
MARS4108
Marine Science Honours Project F
6    C MARS4107
Semester 1
Semester 2