Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)
Course summary for current students
|Year||2016 course information|
|Award granted ||Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)|
|Campus||Offered at Warrnambool|
|Duration||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|CRICOS course code||053749E|
|Deakin course code||S399|
Deakin’s Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) enables students to experience learning about everything marine: from coral reefs to icebergs, estuaries to oceans, the surf zone to the deep abyss.
This course provides students the opportunity to explore the diversity in aquatic systems and expand their knowledge of living and non-living components in marine and coastal ecosystems and catchments.
Students will be able to develop and apply their understanding of environmental sustainability, and use scientific methods and tools to practice sustainable management of natural resources within marine and coastal environments, relevant to both Australia and overseas.
Units in the course may include assessment hurdle requirements.
Career opportunities for graduates of this course include marine biology tour guide, fishery officer, marine biology consultant, laboratory technician, local government environmental officer, aquaculture manager, sustainability project officer, as well as moving into research or pursuing postgraduate study.
In addition to student contribution fees, students should be aware that they may be required to meet their own expenses in connection with food and accommodation while on fieldwork.
Fees and charges
All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the units you study. Please refer to the Pre 2016 Unit Fee Cost in the Unit Search.
2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students
Your course tuition fees are calculated based on the course you study. The following rates apply:
|Commonwealth Supported Place (indicative)*||Domestic Fee Paying||International Fee Paying|
The rates shown are based on 1 Equivalent Full Time Study Load (EFTSL) or 8 credit points. If your study load for the year is less than or more than 1 EFTSL your fees will be adjusted accordingly. Each unit you study has an EFTSL value. You can multiple the course price by the EFSTL value of all units you are enrolled in to determine the unit price.
* The Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) course rates shown are indicative course fees. CSP fees are
indicative because they are calculated based on your unit selection. They should be used as a guide only. The 2016
CSP course fees may change if the Commonwealth Government's proposed fee deregulation and reforms
legislation is passed.
To complete the Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology), students must attain 24 credit points. Most units (think of units as ‘subjects’) are equal to 1 credit point. So that means in order to gain 24 credit points, you’ll need to study 24 units (AKA ‘subjects’) over your entire degree. Most students choose to study 4 units per trimester, and usually undertake two trimesters each year.
The course comprises a total of 24 credit points which must include the following:
- 21 core units
- 3 elective units
- Completion of SLE010 Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
- Completion of STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit-point compulsory unit)
- level 1 - up to 10 credit points
- level 3 - at least 6 credit points of which at least 4 must be science course-grouped
Level 1 - Trimester 1
|SLE103||Ecology and the Environment |
|SIT191||Introduction to Statistics and Data Analysis |
|SLE010||Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program (0 credit points)|
Level 1 - Trimester 2
|SLE132||Biology: Form and Function |
|SLE105||Human Impacts - Pollution |
|SLE104||The Blue Planet: Water and Life |
|SEP122||Physics for the Life Sciences |
|STP010||Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit points)|
Level 2 - Trimester 1
|SLE263||Marine and Coastal Ecosystems |
|SLE262||Aquaculture and the Environment ^|
Level 2 - Trimester 2
|SLE223||Water Quality and Ecological Health |
plus one elective unit
Level 3 - Trimester 1
|SLE304||Geographic Information Systems: Uses in Aquatic Environments |
plus one elective unit
Level 3 - Trimester 2
|SLE315||Comparative Animal Physiology |
|SLE319||Environmental Planning - Catchments to Coast |
|SLE325||Human Impacts - Ecotoxicology and Risk Assessment |
plus one elective unit
# Must have successfully completed STP010 Introduction to Work Placements (0 credit point unit)
^ available from 2017
Select from a range of elective units offered across many courses. In some cases you may even be able to choose elective units from a completely different discipline area (subject to meeting unit requirements).