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The new Sydney Marine Science and Management Program offers a unique opportunity to gain in-depth knowledge in a range of marine science and management disciplines including units in the science and management of coasts, marine ecology and conservation, coral reefs, climate change, oceanography (physical, geological and biological) and engineering (coastal and marine). Study can be taken at the Master, Graduate Diploma, and Graduate Certificate levels.

Developed in collaboration with the Sydney Institute of Marine Science, the University of Technology, Sydney, Macquarie University, and the University of New South Wales, the aim of the program is to equip you with the skills, knowledge and confidence to work in the multidisciplinary field of marine science. You will gain both a theoretical understanding and applied skills to connect marine processes and the challenges that are associated with managing such a dynamic environment.

Topics include coastal management, modelling, geographic information systems, ecological statistics, remotely sensed data analysis and environmental law amongst others. You will undertake core units at the University of Sydney, and have the opportunity to take elective units at one of our partner universities.

This program is suitable for you if you are a local or international student who seeks a marine science qualification for entry into the field, or if you wish to gain new and specialised skills in a range of theoretical and practical applications to extend your area of expertise.

The Sydney Advantage

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The coastal expertise at the University of Sydney is one of the best in Australia. In the latest QS World University Rankings, Earth and Marine Science at Sydney were ranked as 17th in the world. We have international leaders in areas that go from coastal science and management to coastal ecology and biology. We have a tropical research station in the Great Barrier Reef and several units of study that take place there.

Sydney is an outstanding location to undertake Marine Science and Management studies, due to our extensive coastline, Harbour and unique marine ecology. The Sydney Institute of Marine Science is located in recently refurbished heritage buildings by Sydney Harbour, with state-of-the-art laboratories and facilities. Some of the units of study will be taught there, including Topics in Australian Marine Science which provides a capstone experience by introducing you to the Integrated Marine Observing System, a national infrastructure facility that monitors the coastal and marine environment in Australia. You will work with data from the Integrated Marine Observing System to solve real-world problems and learn how to tackle multifaceted problems concerning our coasts and the ocean.

To get an insight into what we do, please read a special issue of Marine Science News