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|Award granted||Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology)|
|Campus||Offered at Warrnambool Campus|
|Length||3 years full-time or part-time equivalent|
|Next available intake|
March (Trimester 1), July (Trimester 2)
|Indicative annual fee 2013||$8,360* - Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
Faculty of Science, Engineering and Built Environment
|VTAC Codes||18041 - Warrnambool, Commonwealth Supported Place (HECS)|
|CRICOS course code||053749E|
|Deakin course code||S399|
Deakin's Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) will provide you with a unique opportunity to study temperate marine biology, in a marine environment that has some of the highest biological diversity in Australia.
You will undertake fieldwork in natural marine environments on the Victorian coast throughout your course, providing you with an exciting and hands-on program of study.
You can also experience the environment first hand through state-of-the-art, remotely operated underwater vehicles which beam images back to the boat as they are being generated on the sea floor. These images are to bring the marine environment to life, giving you the opportunity to participate in activities like identifying marine plants and animals as the underwater vehicle runs across a reef or along the seabed. The course has a strong ecological focus, linking biological and oceanographic processes in the study of marine environments.
The combination of knowledge and skills gained from this course will give you the capacity as a graduate to contribute significantly to the management of the marine environment in Australia and overseas.
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.
The course comprises a total of 24 credit points, which must include the following:
|SLE103||Ecology and the Environment|
|SLE104||The Blue Planet: Water and Life|
|SLE111||Cells and Genes|
|SLE010||Laboratory and Fieldwork Safety Induction Program *|
|SLE161||Aquaculture and the Environment|
plus one elective unit
|SLE251||Research Methods and Data Analysis|
|SLE263||Marine and Coastal Ecosystems|
|SLE261||Diversity of Fishes|
|SLE223||Water Quality and Ecological Health|
plus one elective unit
|SLE304||Geographic Information Systems: Uses in Aquatic Environments|
|SLE325||Human Impacts On Aquatic Ecosystems|
|SLE315||Comparative Animal Physiology|
|SLE319||Environmental Planning and Assessment|
plus two elective units
* SLE010 is a compulsory 0-credit point unit
Available elective units:
|SLE162||Marine and Coastal Environmental Interpretation|
|SLE217||Aquaculture Nutrition and Seafood Quality|
|SLE328||Oceans, Coasts and Climate Change|
|SLE343||Fisheries Management ^|
|SLE329||Advanced Aquaculture ^|
^ Not available until 2014
Applicants should have successfully completed VCE or equivalent. Refer to the VTAC Guide for the latest pre-requisite information www.vtac.edu.au
Those aged 21 or over on 1 January and who do not hold VCE or equivalent should apply under Alternative Admission. This category is open to those who do not satisfy normal entrance requirements, but can demonstrate relevant work or life experience.
Applications for Trimester 2 and Trimester 3 must be made directly to the University through the Applicant Portal. For information on the application process and closing dates, see the Apply web page. Please note that closing dates may vary for individual courses.