Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about feesAUD 39,700 (indicative annual fee, 2021)
Indicative annual fees are based on a full year full time load (80 units). Find out more about fees
Admission to our undergraduate degree programs usually requires successful completion of a senior secondary school qualification similar to the Higher School Certificate (HSC), the highest educational award in New South Wales schools.
Coastal and Marine Science
Why study a coastal and marine science major at the University of Newcastle?
Suitable for science students with:
- An interest in learning about coastal and marine environments, their ecosystems and natural processes.
- Goals to work with organisations facilitating conservation and management efforts in coastal and marine systems.
- A commitment to preserving coastal and marine flora and fauna, conserving oceanic resources, and remediating the impact of human activities upon our marine wildlife.
What do you learn in a coastal and marine science major?
- Marine Biology and Ecology: A primary focus of the coastal and marine science major is understanding how marine ecosystems operate, and how marine populations interact with their environment. Courses in the biology and ecology of oceanic, estuarine and river marine life will provide the foundations for further specialisation in the later stages of your degree.
- Marine Fisheries: You will learn about a variety of marine life including various species of fish, crustaceans, and whales who are targeted by commercial and recreational fisheries. You will study why these species are targeted and how they are used by humans once captured.
- Marine Conservation and Sustainability: After studying courses in marine conservation issues during your first year of your degree, you will be able to specialise in marine conservation. This area of study will see you develop your knowledge of sustainable use of our maritime resources, and learn to develop strategies to advise organisations and communities about sustainability.
What jobs can you get with a coastal and marine science major?
- department of environment and heritage
- department of natural resources
- environmental protection agency
- local councils and shires
- national parks and wildlife service
- private industries such as environmental/marine consultancies, universities
Which degrees include this major?
The University of Newcastle acknowledges the traditional custodians of the lands within our footprint areas: Awabakal, Darkinjung, Biripai, Worimi, Wonnarua, and Eora Nations. We also pay respect to the wisdom of our Elders past and present.