Ocean, fisheries and aquaculture sciences (Bachelor of Marine Science)



Fisheries and aquaculture provide food for millions of people around the world every day, however marine and aquatic ecosystems are under stress – from climate change, unsustainable fishing and aquaculture practices, and pollution leading to ocean acidification and declining biodiversity. This major sequence enhances your understanding of the sciences underpinning fisheries and aquaculture through exploration of topics in physical geography, marine microbiology and genomics, oceanography, and marine science.

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Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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Six (6) credit points - one credit point per unit

Level 1 – Trimester 1

No major unit

Level 1 – Trimester 2

  • Physical Geography SLE102
  • Level 2 – Trimester 1

  • Marine Microbiology and Genomics SLE236
  • Level 2 – Trimester 2

  • Quantitative Marine Science SLE240
  • Level 3 – Trimester 1

  • Oceanography SLE345
  • Level 3 – Trimester 2

  • Aquaculture SLE362
  • Fisheries Science SLE327