The University of Newcastle, Australia

Marine and Coastal Science

Australia has some of the most unique and diverse coastlines and marine ecosystems in the world. The Marine and Coastal Science major will allow you to explore our marine environments – from beaches to coral and rocky reefs – understand current conservation and management issues such as climate change, pollution and overfishing, and find solutions to these problems.

You’ll learn about the ocean environment, marine habitat types, classification and description of marine organisms and the interaction between humans and marine ecosystems.

This major prepares graduates for a range of challenges including the conservation of resources, control of pollution and management of species. Students might go on to roles as a coasts and estuary officer, fisheries officer, research scientist or marine biologist.

Marine and Coastal Science is a 80 unit major, specific courses can be found in the program handbook.

The Marine and Coastal Science major within the Bachelor of Science is only available at our Central Coast (Ourimbah) campus.