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.
Availability & Campus
|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|
|SCI3150 ^||Science Project||15|
|SCM2201 ^||Soil and Land Processes||15|
|SCI3453 ^||Sustainable Natural Resource Management||15|
^ Core Option
For more detailed unit information for this Major take a look at our Handbook. To organise your life for next semester visit the Semester timetable.Student handbook
- Apply broad discipline knowledge to a range of theoretical and practical marine and/or freshwater science situations.
- Think critically to analyse, interpret complex marine and/or freshwater science problems and devise strategies for their solutions.
- Think creatively to anticipate challenges and design strategies to address marine or freshwater problems.
- Apply ecological and digital literacies to access, evaluate and synthesise relevant information from multiple sources.
- Communicate disciplinary knowledge and values in professional and public contexts.
- Demonstrate a global outlook on organismal diversity.
- Work collaboratively and demonstrate initiative to implement social, sustainable, and ethical values, including Indigenous cultural competence.
- Demonstrate autonomy, accountability and judgement for own learning and professional practice.
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
"Field experience and flexibility"
Environmental Science and Marine and Biology student Holly Winkle talks about having the flexibility to study across disciplines.