The major 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.
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On Campus at Joondalup
Marine Biologist, Marine Scientist, Environmental Officer, Water Manager, Marine Park Manager, Marine Park Ranger
|Unit Code||Unit Title||Credit Points|
|SCI1187||Form and Function in Biology||15|
|SCM2110||Marine and Freshwater Processes||15|
|SCI2111||Marine and Fisheries Biology||15|
|SCI3210||Marine and Coastal Ecosystems||15|
|Plus 1 unit from:|
|SCB3201 ^||Studies in Ecology||15|
|SCI3120 ^||Natural Sciences Project||15|
|SCM2201 ^ *||Soil and Land Processes||15|
|SCI3453 ^||Sustainable Natural Resource Management||15|
^ Core Option
* Students will be assessed to see if they have achieved the ECU minimum standard of English language proficiency in this unit. Students who don't meet the minimum standard will be provided with appropriate English language support and development.
For the purposes of considering a request for Reasonable Adjustments under the Disability Standards for Education (Commonwealth 2005), inherent requirements for this subject are articulated in the Unit Description, Learning Outcomes and Assessment Requirements of this entry. The University is dedicated to provide support to those with special requirements. Further details on the support for students with disabilities or medical conditions can be found at the Student Equity, Diversity and Disability Service website.