Marine Science and Management

Units of study table

Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session
Core Units
Students in the Graduate Certificate must complete 12 credit points of core units of study, i.e. MARS5001 and MARS5004.
Students in the Graduate Diploma and Master's degree must complete 24 credit points of core units of study, i.e. ENVI5904, MARS5001, MARS5004 and MARS5009.
Students in the Master's degree research pathway must complete an additional 24 credit points of core units of study, i.e. MARS5507 and MARS5508.
MARS5009
Topics in Australian Marine Science
6      Semester 1
Marine Geosciences / Coastal Engineering
MARS5001
Coastal Processes and Systems
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
Environmental Management / Sustainability
MARS5004
Coastal Management Field School
6      Intensive July
Intensive October
Marine Biology / Biological Oceanography
ENVI5904
Methods in Applied Ecology
6      Semester 2
Additional Core Units: Master's Research Pathway Only
MARS5507
Marine Research Project A
12    P 24 credit points of Marine Science and Management core units with a 75% average or above
N MARS5005


Students taking MARS5507 must take MARS5508
Semester 1
Semester 2
MARS5508
Marine Research Project B
12    P 24 credit points of Marine Science and Management core units with a 75% average or above
N MARS5005


Students taking MARS5507 must take MARS5508
Semester 1
Semester 2
Electives
Marine Biology / Biological Oceanography
ENVI5705
Ecological Principles
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
MARS5006
Coral Reefs, Science and Management
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
WILD5001
Australasian Wildlife: Introduction
6      Intensive July
WILD5002
Australasian Wildlife: Field Studies
6      Intensive September
WILD5006
Ex Situ Wildlife Management
6      Intensive February
Marine Geosciences / Coastal Engineering
GEOG5001
Geographic Information Science A
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 1
GEOG5004
Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2
MARS5007
Coral Reefs and Climate Change
6      Semester 1a
Physical Oceanography / Marine Engineering
CIVL9612
Fluid Mechanics
6    A (CIVL9201 OR CIVL5502) AND (CIVL9611 OR CIVL5505) AND (ENGG9802 OR ENGG5802). This unit of study follows on from Fluid Mechanics CIVL9611, which provides the essential fundamental fluid mechanics background and theory, and is assumed to be known and fully understood.
N CIVL5511
Semester 1
CIVL5670
Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering
6    A CIVL3612 and MATH2061.
Semester 1
Environmental Management / Sustainability
AFNR5801
Climate Change: Process, History, Issues
6    A A basic understanding of climate change processes and issues.
Semester 2
ENVI5809
Environmental Simulation Modelling
6    A This unit assumes a sound understanding of scientific principles, HSC level Mathematics and understanding of basic statistics.
Semester 2a
ENVI5903
Sustainable Development
6   

This unit of study involves additional costs.
Intensive July
PHYS5032
Techniques for Sustainability Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
PHYS5033
Environmental Footprints and IO Analysis
6   

Minimum class size of 5 students.
Semester 1
Semester 2
SUST5005
Law, Policy and Sustainability
6    C SUST5001


This unit of study involves essay-writing. Academic writing skills equivalent to HSC Advanced English or significant consultation via the Writing Hub is assumed.
Intensive October
Important Note:
  • It is a requirement of the master's program that students undertake units of study in a minimum of three of the four available areas of knowledge.
  • It is a requirement of the Graduate Diploma that students undertake units of study in a minimum of two of the four available areas of knowledge.