Marine Science and Management

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Errata
item Errata Date
1.

The following unit has now been capped at 20 enrolments:

MARS5007 Coral Reefs and Climate Change

13/03/2020
2.

The following unit has been cancelled for 2020:

ENVI5903 Sustainable Development

30/06/2020
Unit of study Credit points A: Assumed knowledge P: Prerequisites C: Corequisites N: Prohibition Session

Marine Science and Management

Graduate Certificate in Marine Science and Management

Students must complete 24 credit points, including:
(a) 12 credit points of core unit of study; and
(b) 12 credit points of elective units of study.

Graduate Diploma in Marine Science and Management

Students 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.
Note: 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.

Master of Marine Science and Management (Coursework)

Students in the coursework pathway 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.
Note: Subject to the availability of supervision and suitable projects, candidates with a distinction average in 24 credit points of study from the degree may be admitted to the research pathway.

Master of Marine Science and Management (Research)

Students in the research pathway 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
Note: 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.

Areas of Knowledge

(a) Marine biology/Biological oceanography
(b) Marine geosciences/Coastal engineering
(c) Physical oceanography/Marine engineering
(d) Environmental Management/sustainability
Core Units
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 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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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
To be developed for offering in 2021: MARS4001 Coral Reefs, Science and Management
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 AND CIVL9611 AND (ENGG9802 OR CIVL9802). 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.
Semester 1
CIVL5670
Reservoir, Stream and Coastal Engineering
6    A (CIVL3612 OR CIVL9612) 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   
Note: Department permission required for enrolment
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