Marine Sciences Table

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

MARINE SCIENCE

Marine Science major

A major in Marine Science requires 48 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units
(iv) 6 credit points of 3000-level core interdisciplinary project units
(v) 6 credit points of 3000-level disciplinary selective or interdisciplinary projective units
NOTE: BIOL3X08 and BIOL3X16 are offered in alternate years

Marine Science minor

A minor in Marine Science requires 36 credit points from this table including:
(i) 12 credit points of 1000-level selective units
(ii) 12 credit points of 2000-level core units
(iii) 12 credit points of 3000-level core units

Units of study

The units of study are listed below.

1000-level units of study

Selective
BIOL1006
Life and Evolution
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1996
Semester 1
BIOL1906
Life and Evolution (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent.
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1996

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1996
Life and Evolution (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1001 or BIOL1911 or BIOL1991 or BIOL1006 or BIOL1906 or BIOL1993 or BIOL1998

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
BIOL1007
From Molecules to Ecosystems
6    A HSC Biology. Students who have not completed HSC Biology (or equivalent) are strongly advised to take the Biology Bridging Course (offered in February).
N BIOL1907 or BIOL1997
Semester 2
BIOL1907
From Molecules to Ecosystems (Advanced)
6    A 85 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1997

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
BIOL1997
From Molecules to Ecosystems (SSP)
6    A 90 or above in HSC Biology or equivalent
N BIOL1007 or BIOL1907

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2
GEOS1001
Earth, Environment and Society
6    N GEOS1901 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001
Semester 1
GEOS1003
Introduction to Geology
6    N GEOS1903 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOL1501
Intensive January
Semester 2
GEOS1901
Earth, Environment and Society Advanced
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1001 or GEOG1001 or GEOG1002 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902 or ENSY1001

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 1
GEOS1903
Introduction to Geology (Advanced)
6    A (ATAR 90 or above) or equivalent
N GEOS1003 or GEOL1002 or GEOL1902

Note: Department permission required for enrolment

Semester 2

2000-level units of study

Core
GEOS2115
Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change
6    A GEOG1001 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903 or ENVI1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOL1501
P 24 credit points from Junior Units of Study
N GEOS2915
Semester 1
GEOS2915
Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change (Adv)
6    A GEOG1001 or GEOL1001 or GEOL1002 or GEOS1003 or GEOS1903 or ENVI1002 or GEOL1902 or GEOL1501
P Distinction average in 48 credit points from Junior units of study.
N GEOS2115
Semester 1
BIOL2022
Biology Experimental Design and Analysis
6    A BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX
P 6cp from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or DATA1001 or MATH1XX5)
N BIOL2922 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906
Semester 2
BIOL2922
Biol Experimental Design and Analysis Adv

This unit of study is not available in 2020

6    A BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX
P [An annual average mark of at least 70 in the previous year] and [6cp from (BIOL1XXX or MBLG1XXX or ENVX1001 or ENVX1002 or DATA1001 or MATH1XX5)]
N BIOL2022 or BIOL3006 or BIOL3906
Semester 2

3000-level units of study

Core
GEOS3009
Coastal Environments and Processes
6    P (6 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units) and (6 further credit points of Intermediate Geoscience or 6 credit points of Physics or Mathematics or Information Technology or Engineering units)
N GEOS3909 or MARS3003 or MARS3105
Semester 1
GEOS3909
Coastal Environments and Processes (Adv)
6    P Distinction average in (6 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units) and (6 further credit points of Intermediate Geoscience or 6 credit points of Physics or Mathematics or Information Technology or Engineering units)
N GEOS3009 or MARS3003 or MARS3105


A distinction average in prior Geography or Geology units is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 1
BIOL3013
Marine Biology
6    P [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp from BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N BIOL3913
Semester 2
BIOL3913
Marine Biology (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 or above in [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp of BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N BIOL3013
Semester 2
Core Interdisciplinary project
MARS3888
Marine Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    A Students should have general knowledge of fundamental concepts in the geological and biological sciences of marine systems
P GEOS2X15 and BIOL2X22
Semester 1
Disciplinary Selective
GEOS3014
GIS in Coastal Management
6    P Either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115 or GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)]
N GEOS3914
Semester 2
GEOS3914
GIS in Coastal Management (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either 12 credit points of Intermediate Geoscience units or [(GEOS2115 or GEOS2915) and (BIOL2018 or BIOL2918 or BIOL2024 or BIOL2924 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928)].
N GEOS3014

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
A distinction average in prior Geography, Geology or Marine Science units of study is normally required for admission. This requirement may be varied and students should consult the unit of study coordinator.
Semester 2
BIOL3008
Marine Field Ecology
6    P 12 credit points of Intermediate BIOL, or (6 credit points of Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3908 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. Students must apply via the School of Life Environmental Sciences rather than directly through Sydney Student Unit of Study Selection. Information on how to apply will be on the SOLES Student Portal on Canvas: https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/7931
Intensive July
BIOL3908
Marine Field Ecology (Advanced)
6    P Distinction average in either- 12cp Intermediate BIOL or (6cp Intermediate BIOL and (MBLG2072 or MBLG2972))
N BIOL3008 or BIOL2028 or BIOL2928

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. Students must apply via the School of Life Environmental Sciences rather than directly through Sydney Student Unit of Study Selection. Information on how to apply will be on the SOLES Student Portal on Canvas: https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/7931
Intensive July
BIOL3016
Coral Reef Biology
6    P [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp from BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N BIOL3916 or BIOL2020 or BIOL2920

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any senior BIOL units of study may also be considered. Students must apply via the School of Life Environmental Sciences rather than directly through Sydney Student Unit of Study Selection. Information on how to apply will be on the SOLES Student Portal on Canvas: https://canvas.sydney.edu.au/courses/7931
Intensive July
BIOL3916
Coral Reef Biology (Advanced)
6    P An average mark of 75 or above in [12cp of BIOL2XXX] OR [6cp of BIOL2XXX and (MBLG2X72 or GEGE2X01 or GENE2002)]
N BIOL3016 or BIOL2020 or BIOL2920

Note: Department permission required for enrolment
This unit requires School permission to enrol; please see the School of Life and Environmental Sciences website for details on how to apply. Entry into the unit is based on placement availability and selection is competitive based on academic performance in the pre-requisite units of study. Academic performance in any Senior BIOL units of study may also be considered.
Intensive July
AVBS3009
Aquaculture
6    A Fundamentals of animal husbandry and management; aquatic animal biology.
P 6 credit points from (AVBS1002 or BIOL1XXX or GEOS1XXX or MBLG1XXX) and 6 credit points from (AVBS2XXX or BIOL2XXX)
N AVBS4009
Semester 2
Interdisciplinary Project Selective
SCPU3001
Science Interdisciplinary Project
6    P Completion of 2000-level units required for at least one Science major.
Intensive February
Intensive July
Semester 1
Semester 2