Study in the discipline of Marine Geoscience is offered as an interdisciplinary major. Units of study in this major are available at standard and advanced level.
Programme structure and content
The University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science (USIMS) provides for undergraduate units of study of a transdisciplinary nature in the marine sciences at the Intermediate, Senior and Honours levels. Staff from the School of Biological Sciences and the School of Geosciences teach these units.
First year planning for a Marine Geoscience major
Essential: 24 credit points of Junior Science study.
Recommended: To complete a Marine Geoscience major the minimum requirement is 24 credit points of GEOS units listed under Table 1 for marine science. It is recommended to prepare for this that a student complete 12 credit points of Junior Biology, 12 credit points of Junior Chemistry and 12 credit points of Junior Geosciences.
Requirements for a major
For a major in Marine Geoscience, the minimum requirement is 24 credit points from senior units listed in this subject area. Intermediate units leading to a major in Marine Geoscience are 12 credit points of intermediate GEOS units OR 6 credit points of intermediate GEOS units and 6 credit points of BIOL2028/2928.
Students undertaking Honours do so in specific projects in Biological Science or Geoscience.
Contact and further information
Undergraduate adviser: Associate Professor Peter Cowell
Phone: +61 2 9351 2189
The University of Sydney Institute of Marine Science (USIMS)
Room 308, Madsen Building F09
University of Sydney