Marine Science and Management

Course overview

The Master of Marine Science and Management is a cross institutional program in collaboration with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science; the University of Technology Sydney; the University of New South Wales and Macquarie University.

The program is designed to give students the opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in a range of disciplines in marine science and management. The program includes units in marine ecology and conservation, coastal management and engineering, climate change, biological and physical oceanography, and modelling.

 

Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management

Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management

Master of Marine Science and Management


These resolutions must be read in conjunction with applicable University By-laws, Rules and policies including (but not limited to) the University of Sydney (Coursework) Rule 2014 (the 'Coursework Rule'), the Coursework Policy 2014, the Resolutions of the Faculty, the University of Sydney (Student Appeals against Academic Decisions) Rule 2006 (as amended), the Academic Honesty in Coursework Policy 2015 and the Academic Honesty Procedures 2016. Up to date versions of all such documents are available from the Policy Register: http://sydney.edu.au/policies.

Course Resolutions

1 Course codes

Code

Course title

GCMASCMG-01

Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management

GNMASCMG-02

Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management

MAMASCMG-02

Master of Marine Science and Management

 

2 Attendance pattern

The attendance pattern for these courses is full time or part time according to candidate choice.

3 Master's type

The master's degree in these resolutions is an advanced learning master's course.

4 Embedded courses in this sequence

(1)
The embedded courses in this sequence are:
(a)
Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management
(b)
Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management
(c)
Master of Marine Science and Management
(2)
Providing candidates satisfy the admission requirements for each stage, a candidate may progress to the award of any of the courses in this sequence. Only the highest award completed will be conferred.

5 Admission to candidature

(1)
With approval from the Dean, available places will be offered to qualified applicants according to the following admissions criteria.
(2)
In exceptional circumstances, the Dean may admit applicants to the Graduate Certificate or Graduate Diploma without the following qualifications but whose evidence of experience and achievement is deemed by the Dean to be equivalent.
(3)
Admission to the Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management requires a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney in the discipline of biology, chemistry, physics, mathematics, ecology, climate and atmospheric sciences, marine science, geosciences, geography, geology environmental studies, environmental engineering, civil engineering, aquaculture, agriculture or natural resource management, or equivalent qualification.
(4)
Admission to the Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney in one or more of the disciplines listed under subsection (3), or equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the embedded graduate certificate in this discipline, from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.
(5)
Admission to the Master of Marine Science and Management requires:
(a)
a Bachelor of Science from the University of Sydney in one or more of the disciplines listed under subsection (3), with at least a credit average, or equivalent qualification; or
(b)
completion of the embedded graduate diploma in this discipline, from the University of Sydney, or equivalent qualification.

6 Requirements for award

(1)
The units of study that may be taken for these awards are set out in the Marine Science and Management degree table. With the approval of the Dean and the program coordinator, candidates for the graduate diploma or master's degree, with special aims or interests, may be allowed to substitute up to 12 credit points with relevant postgraduate units from outside the table.
(2)
It is a requirement of the master's degree that students undertake units of study in a minimum of three of the four available areas of knowledge:
(a)
Marine biology/Biological oceanography
(b)
Marine geosciences/Coastal engineering
(c)
Physical oceanography/Marine engineering
(d)
Environmental Management/sustainability
(3)
To qualify for the Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management, a candidate must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a)
12 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study.
(4)
To qualify for the Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management, a candidate must complete 48 credit points across at least two of the defined areas of knowledge, including:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study taken at the University of Sydney; and
(c)
12 credit points of elective units of study which may be taken from the other partner universities under the equivalent program (University of NSW, University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University) via Cross Institutional Study.
(5)
To qualify for the Master of Marine Science and Management coursework pathway, a candidate must complete 72 credit points across at least three of the defined areas of knowledge, including:
(a)
24 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
36 credit points of elective units of study taken at the University of Sydney; and
(c)
12 credit points of elective units of study which may be taken from the other partner universities under the equivalent program (University of NSW, University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University) via Cross Institutional Study.
(6)
Subject to the availability of supervision and suitable projects, candidates with a distinction average or higher in 24 credit points of study from the degree may be admitted to the research pathway.
(7)
To qualify for the Master of Marine Science and Management research pathway, a candidate must complete 72 credit points across at least three of the defined areas of knowledge, including:
(a)
48 credit points of core units of study; and
(b)
12 credit points of elective units of study taken at the University of Sydney; and
(c)
12 credit points of elective units of study which may be taken from the other partner universities under the equivalent program (University of NSW, University of Technology Sydney, Macquarie University) via Cross Institutional Study.

7 Recognition of prior learning

Candidates offered admission to the Master of Marine Science and Management may be eligible for recognition of prior learning in accordance with the University Coursework Policy.

8 Transitional provisions

(1)
These resolutions apply to students who commenced their candidature after 1 January 2020 and students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 who elect to proceed under these resolutions. Students who commenced their candidature prior to 1 January 2020 may complete the requirements in accordance with the resolutions in force at the time of their commencement.