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    Joondalup
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    Mt Lawley
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    4 years full-time or equivalent part-time
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    Education and Arts
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    Communications and Arts
  • Code:
    Y48
  • CRICOS:
    074065D
  • Indicative ATAR (TER):
    55
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Bachelor of Arts Bachelor of Science

Major In Marine and Freshwater Science

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.

Related careers

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

Related studies

Students combining this major with Biological Science will be well skilled in understanding the biological aspects of the aquatic realm, while those studying a second major in either Conservation Biology or Environmental Management will have a skill set suited to management of marine systems.

Those interested in working in fisheries should ensure that they include additional mathematics and computing among their course electives.

Major structure

This Major structure will be available to students commencing the Major from Semester 1, 2015 onwards.

This unitset structure contains information about the units which comprise the course as well as the credit points required to successfully complete it.

The major in Marine and Freshwater Science is 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.

Students combining this major with Biological Science will be well skilled in understanding the biological aspects of the aquatic realm, while those studying a second major in either Conservation Biology or Environmental Management will have a skill set suited to management of marine systems. Those interested in working in fisheries should ensure that they include additional mathematics and computing among their course electives.

This major requires a total of eight units (120 credit points) selected from the list below.

If you plan to commence this major in Semester 2 2014, please refer to this major structure: http://www.ecu.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0007/597355/MAMAFW-Major-structure.pdf



REQUIRED UNITS

UnitDescription Points
Students must complete the following seven units:
SCI1185Ecology 15
SCI1187Form and Function in Biology 15
SCM2110Marine and Freshwater Processes 15
SCI2111Marine and Fisheries Biology 15
SCI2204Wetland Ecosystems 15
SCI3113Freshwater Ecosystems 15
SCI3210Marine and Coastal Ecosystems 15
plus 15 Credit Points chosen from the following:
SCB3201Studies in Ecology 15
SCI3120Natural Sciences Project 15
SCI3122Sustainable Water Resource Management 15
 

This major can also be studied in the following courses:

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