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Marine and Freshwater Science Major


Designed for students with an interest in aquatic environments.

Students study biological and physical processes that occur in both marine and freshwater systems, and develop skills to enable them to contribute to management and understanding of water-based ecosystems. There is an emphasis on the continuity of these environments across the transition from fresh water to estuarine and marine systems.





Mount Lawley

South West (Bunbury)


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Major details



Unit Code Unit Title Credit Points
SCI1187Form and Function in Biology15
SCM2110Marine and Freshwater Processes15
SCI2111Marine and Fisheries Biology15
SCI2371Sustainable Water15
SCI3113Freshwater Ecosystems15
SCI3210Marine and Coastal Ecosystems15
Plus 1 unit from:
SCB3201 ^Studies in Ecology15
SCI3150 ^Science Project15
SCM2201 ^Soil and Land Processes15
SCI3453 ^Sustainable Natural Resource Management15

^ Core Option

Possible future job titles

Marine Biologist, Marine Scientist, Environmental Officer, Water Manager, Marine Park Manager, Marine Park Ranger

This Major can be studied in the following courses

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