Students in this course gain a practical experience through a range of field-based experiences in marine environments.
This course sits within the double degree combination of Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Arts, and also the Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Commerce. Applicants have the choice of which double degree combination they would like to study.
Please refer to the handbook for additional course overview information.
What jobs can the Coastal and Marine Science Double Degree Major (BSc/BA, BSc/BCom) lead to?
- Natural resource manager
- Aquaculture technician
- Aquatic biomonitoring consultant
- Conservation analyst
- Environmental planner
- Environmental policy manager/advisor
- EPA inspector
- Fisheries scientist
- Marine mine site ecologist
- Regional development advisor
- Environment consultant
What you'll learn
- apply principles and practices of environmental and biological science to the planning and sustainable management of coastal zones
- apply problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to the challenges facing coastal zones under increasing anthropogenic pressures and the adverse effects of climate change
- locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature to inform decision making relevant to the planning and management of the coastal zone
- demonstrate the use of written, oral and interpersonal communication skills appropriate to the conduct of a professional engaged in the management of coastal zones in the Australasian region
- use appropriate technologies and their applications to generate information to inform decision makers involved with resource management, biodiversity monitoring and mapping of the coastal zone, with emphasis on the marine environment
- apply skills in critical analysis and interpretation of the published literature to the development of lifelong learning skills in environmental management and the science underpinning decision making in the coastal zone. Sustain intellectual curiosity about the environment and humankind's role within it
- recognise the national and global imperatives driving coastal changes to biological, chemical and physical systems. Integrate international case studies and experiences in the application of knowledge to coastal decision making
- respect individual human rights and other cultures, particularly as they relate to the range of practices historically and currently employed within the coastal zone in other parts of the world
- demonstrate professional and ethical practice appropriate to engagement with organisations and individuals involved in all aspects of environmental and coastal zone management, both in a multi disciplinary team environment and as independent stakeholders