Timetable and Unit of Study information

The Sydney Marine Science and Management program is experience-focused. As well as classroom-based teaching, you will undertake an array of intensive field experiences and practical work. Some courses are delivered traditionally, in an on-campus week-to-week ('weekly delivery') mode; whereas others are delivered in the field in blocks of up to 2 weeks. Courses can also be a combination of field and classroom delivery.

You should take into account the varying modes of delivery when planning your degree and if in doubt, contact the unit of study coordinator.

The units of study offered in the program are divided into 4 areas of knowledge:

AREAS OF KNOWLEDGE - COLOUR KEY
BIOS: Marine biology / Biological oceanography
GEOS: Marine geosciences / Coastal engineering
PHYS: Physical oceanography / Marine engineering
ENVI: Environmental management / Sustainability

Below is a list of ALL units of study in this program offered at Sydney University and the area of knowledge they belong to; there is also information on the mode of delivery. As timetables vary from semester to semester, you should always confirm dates and mode of delivery with the unit of study coordinator.

This is a cross-institutional program and students are encouraged to take two units of study from our partner universities. Please read the information on how to apply for cross-institutional study at the partner universities.

Program requirements and units of study offered at our partner universities are found at the following websites:

Macquarie University
University of New South Wales
University of Technology, Sydney

Units of study at the University of Sydney (including Mode of Delivery)

  SEMESTER 1 SEMESTER 2
Core MARS5009 Topics in Australian Marine Science (Capstone)
Weekly delivery at SIMS (Chowder Bay) over the entire semester.
ENVI5904 Methods in Applied Ecology
Weeks 7-13
MARS5001 Coastal Processes and Systems
Weeks 3-10, normally including a field trip
MARS5004 Coastal Management Field School
Field School held in the July mid-year break, ie. before the commencement of Semester 2.
If you are starting mid-year, make sure that you allow time to enrol and take this unit of study.
Core MSc (Research) MARS5005 Coastal Management Project
Research project, meetings arranged with supervisor
MARS5005 Coastal Management Project
Research project, meetings arranged with supervisor
Electives (BIOL) MARS5006 Coral Reefs Science and Management
Lectures on campus weeks 3-9 (not necessarily all of them). Field trip to One Tree Island (OTI) in April/May. The fieldtrip is arranged so students can take both MARS5007 and MARS5006 while travelling only once to OTI.
BIOL5002 Bioinformatics: Sequences and Genomes
Weekly delivery
BIOL5001 Molecular genetics and inheritance
*Not running in 2012
VETS7014 Aquatic Animal Epidemiology
Online delivery. Weeks 8-14.
Electives (GEOS) MARS5007 Coral Reefs and Climate Change
Lectures on campus weeks 2-5. Field trip to One Tree Island (OTI) in April/May. The fieldtrip is arranged so students can take both MARS5007 and MARS5006 while travelling only once to OTI.
GEOG5004 Environmental Mapping and Monitoring
Weekly delivery
ENVI5708 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
Weekly delivery plus fieldtrip over a weekend
GEOG5001 Geographic Information Science A
Weeks 1-7
GEOG5001 Geographic Information Science A
Weeks 1-7
GEOG5003 Environmental Remote Sensing
Weekly delivery
GEOG5002 Geographic Information Science B
Weeks 7-13
Electives (PHYS)  CIVL5511 Foundations of Fluid Mechanics
Weekly delivery 
CIVL5670 Reservoir, streams and coastal engineering
Weekly delivery
ENGG5601 Greenhouse gas mitigation
Weekly delivery
Electives
(ENVI)   

ENVI5803 Law and the environment
Weekly delivery (weeks 4-13)

ENVI5903 Sustainable Development
Weeks 1-7 (2 evenings per week) 
ENVI5809 Environmental Simulation Modelling
Weekly delivery (weeks 1-6)
LAWS6971 Coastal Adaptation Law
*Not running in 2012
LAWS6047 Law of the sea
Intensive mode (4 full days). In 2012 it will run in May. 
LAWS6165 Biodiversity Law
*Not running in 2012