Bachelor of Marine Science

Program code

1328

Available at

Nathan

Gold Coast

Mount Gravatt

Logan

South Bank

Online

Offshore

Other

Duration

3 years full-time

Credit points

240

Indicative fee

$31,000.00* per year (more)
* 2019 indicative annual fee

Entry requirements

6.5

IELTS (Academic) (more)

CRICOS code

059729E

Offered in

Trimester 1 and Trimester 2

Prerequisites

  • English

Assumed knowledge

  • Maths A or B

My details

Programs change over time. Course lists and requirements are specific to the year you started studying.

 

For Domestic and those International students not required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Marine Science (BMarSc), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 40 credit points for a minor and 20 credit points of free-choice electives; or
  • 60 credit points of free-choice electives.

For International students required to complete the English Language Enhancement course

For the award of Bachelor of Marine Science (BMarSc), you must successfully complete 240 credit points, made up of the core courses AND

  • 10 credit points for the English Language Enhancement course (5903LHS);
  • 40 credit points for a minor and 10 credit points for a free-choice elective; or
  • 50 credit points of free-choice electives.

Other program requirements

You must successfully complete:

  • no more than 100 credit points of Level 1 courses (the first digit of a course code denotes the level);
  • at least 60 credit points of Level 3 courses or higher.

This degree/s may be awarded with Distinction where a student achieves a minimum program GPA of 6.5 with no failed courses. The words 'This award was achieved with Distinction' will be recorded on the testamur and will appear below the conferral date of the award.

Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Level and Type

The Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) is the national policy for regulated qualifications in Australian education and training. This qualification is accredited as an AQF Level 7 - Bachelor Degree.

English Language Enhancement

All undergraduate International students are required to complete an English Language Enhancement (ELE) course unless specific criteria are met as specified in Section 1.2 of the Bachelor Degree Policy - Schedule 1: Requirement to Complete the English Language Enhancement Course.

The following course must be completed in the first trimester of study:

Advice regarding the requirement to complete the ELE course is available via the myGriffith portal (in the To Do List).

Students whose first language is English are not permitted to undertake this ELE course.

Program learning outcomes

Program Learning Outcomes communicate to the community the value of the Griffith educational experience as benchmarked against national qualification standards.

Program Learning Outcomes for this award describe the knowledge, skills and the application of knowledge and skills you will acquire through studying the Griffith program of your choice.

Note: Students must check the prerequisite and incompatible requirements before selecting any course within this program.

The first year of study provides both a foundation in the physical sciences and for specialised study in the marine science discipline. You will need to consider the pathway to your minor because some of the core courses for the Coastal Oceanography minor are different to meet prerequisites for later courses.

You will be able to select one of four minors (Coastal Oceanography, Coastal Management, Marine Chemistry, Marine Ecology) each comprising 40 credit points in the second/third years, plus a 10 credit point elective course. Alternatively, you may select 50 credit points of elective courses in the second/third years. You will also complete a 20 credit point capstone course Science Capstone or Industry Affiliates Program in Year 3/Trimester 1 or 2.

English Language Enhancement course

Students required to undertake the English Language Enhancement course must complete the following course in their first trimester of study in place of a free-choice elective:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2 or 3 5903LHS Language and Communication for Sciences  10

Year 1

You must complete the following Level 1 courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 1023SCG Chemistry I  10
Tri 1,3 1015SCG Quantitative Reasoning  10
OR
Tri 1 1201SCG Linear Algebra (Coastal Oceanography minor) 10
Tri 1,3 1041SCG Biological Systems  10
OR
Tri 1 1031SCG Physics 1A (Coastal Oceanography minor) 10
Tri 1 1043SCG Introduction to Environmental Sustainability  10
Tri 2 1044SCG Earth Systems  10
Tri 2,3 1014SCG Statistics  10
OR
Tri 2 1202SCG Calculus I (Coastal Oceanography minor) 10
Tri 2 1024SCG Chemistry II  10
Tri 2 1007ENV Introduction to Marine Science  10

Years 2 and 3

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2206ENV Introduction to Oceanography  10
Tri 1 2804ENV Coastal Environments  10
Tri 1 2291ENV Applied Data Science  10
OR
Tri 1 2205NSC Calculus II (Coastal Oceanography minor) 10
Tri 1 2203ENV Environmental Chemistry and Monitoring  10
Tri 1 2107ENV Introduction to Geographic Information Systems (see Note 2) 10
Tri 2 2305ENV Marine Megafauna: Sentinels of the Sea  10
Tri 2 3701ENV Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 3804ENV Marine Ecosystem Modelling  10
Tri 1,2 3900ESC Work Integrated Learning Placement  20
OR
Tri 2 3892ENV Environmental Capstone  20

You must complete one of the following options:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,2   Minor courses  40
AND
Tri 1 3801ENV Estuarine Ecology (see Note 1) 10
AND
Tri 1,2   Free-choice elective (see Note 2) 10
OR
Tri 1,2   Minor courses  40
AND
Tri 1,2   Free-choice elective (see Note 2) 20
OR
Tri 1,2   Free-choice electives (see Note 2) 60

Note 1: This course is an intensive course run prior to the start of Trimester 1. Coastal Oceanography Minor students may choose an elective instead of 3801ENV.

Note 2: Students required to undertake 5903LHS in Year 1 will do so in place of a free-choice elective.

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1,3 4118ENV Policymaking and Climate Change  10
Tri 2 3332ENV Marine Conservation and Resource Management  10
Tri 2 3306ENV Environmental Management  10
Tri 2 3111ENG Coastal Zone Management (see Note 1) (not offered from 2018) 10
OR
Tri 2 2603ENV Ecology  10

You must complete the following foundation courses

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 1201SCG Linear Algebra  10
Tri 1 1031SCG Physics 1A  10
Tri 1 1202SCG Calculus I  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2002ENG Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics  10
Tri 1 6110ENG Coastal Engineering and Modelling  10
Tri 2 2204NSC Introduction to Mathematical Modelling  10
Tri 2 3504ENV Marine Ecotoxicology (not offered from 2018) 10
OR
Tri 2,3 2212ENV Ecotox and Impact Assessment (offered online) 10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 2 2803ENV Marine Chemical Ecology and Biotechnology  10
Tri 1 3201ENV Aquatic Chemistry and Pollution  10
Tri 2 3504ENV Marine Ecotoxicology (not offered from 2018) 10
OR
Tri 2,3 2212ENV Ecotox and Impact Assessment (offered online) 10
Tri 2 3202ENV Advanced Analytical Chemistry  10

You must complete the following courses:

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2303ENV Zoology  10
Tri 2 2803ENV Marine Chemical Ecology and Biotechnology  10
Tri 2 2603ENV Ecology  10
Tri 2 3332ENV Marine Conservation and Resource Management  10
OR
Tri 2 3504ENV Marine Ecotoxicology (not offered from 2018) 10

You may select free-choice electives from the list below or any Undergraduate free-choice elective offered across the University provided prerequisites are met. If you require guidance please liaise with your Program Director.

Trimester Course code Course title CP
Tri 1 2002ENG Fluid Mechanics and Hydraulics  10
Tri 1 2014MSC Organic Chemistry  10
Tri 1 2201NSC Linear Algebra and Differential Equations  10
Tri 1 2303ENV Zoology  10
Tri 1 2416ENV Environmental Anthropology  10
Tri 1 3201ENV Aquatic Chemistry and Pollution  10
Tri 1 3241ENV Quantitative Ecology (Nathan) 10
Tri 1 3307ENV Environmental and Social Futures  10
Tri 1,3 4118ENV Policymaking and Climate Change  10
Tri 1 6110ENG Coastal Engineering and Modelling  10
Tri 2 2102NSC Spectroscopic and Molecular Analysis  10
Tri 2 2202ENV Physical and Analytical Chemistry  10
Tri 2,3 2212ENV Ecotox and Impact Assessment (offered online) 10
Tri 2 2204NSC Introduction to Mathematical Modelling  10
Tri 2 2221ENV Environmental Politics and Policy  10
Tri 2 2281ENV Economics and the Environment  10
Tri 2 2304ENV Rivers and Catchments  10
Tri 2 2603ENV Ecology  10
Tri 2 2702ENV Botany  10
Tri 2 2803ENV Marine Chemical Ecology and Biotechnology  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 2043MKT Entrepreneurship and New Business Ventures (Tri 1: NA,OL; Tri 2: SB,GC; Tri 3: NA,GC) 10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3031IBA Griffith Innovation Challenge (offered GC only in T2-2019) 10
Tri 2 3119MED Environmental Toxicology and Risk Assessment  10
Tri 2 3202ENV Advanced Analytical Chemistry  10
Tri 2 3306ENV Environmental Management  10
Tri 2 3308ENV Emerging Topics in Conservation  10
Tri 2 3332ENV Marine Conservation and Resource Management  10
Tri 2 3441ENV Land Degradation and Catchment Management (Nathan) 10
Tri 2 3701ENV Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3101ENV Project  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3103ENV Industry Placement  10
Tri 1,2 or 3 3002LFC Community Internship  10