This program is no longer available for enrolment.

Please refer to the alternative program:

Duration

4 Years full-time (or part-time equivalent)

Commencing 2013

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Marine Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B and one of Chemistry or Physics.

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2013:

Indicative annual fee 2013: AUD$ 8363

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

Enquiries for Australian students

Faculty of Science

Email: science.enquiries@uq.edu.au

Phone: 07 3365 1888

Duration

4 Years full-time

Commencing 2013

Semester 1
Semester 2

Program level

Undergraduate

Units

64

Faculty

Science

Location

St Lucia

Delivery mode

Internal

Course list

View the Course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Marine Studies.

Entry requirements

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B and one of Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for international students.

CRICOS Code: 042710M

English Proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

View the entry requirements for international students.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 30500

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007, on average, the indexation rate has been 4%.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Closing Date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

How to apply

Enquiries for International students

International Student Advisor

Phone: Outside Australia: + 61 3 8676 7004
Within Australia (Free Call): 1800 671 980

Online Enquiries: www.uq.edu.au/international/enquiry

Why study the Bachelor of Marine Studies?

The Bachelor of Marine Studies is no longer available for enrolment. Students interested in Marine Science should consider the Bachelor of Science Marine Science major. This program integrates the study of a range of disciplines relevant to understanding, researching and managing the marine environment. Students benefit from the University's breadth and depth of expertise in aquaculture and marine biotechnology, coastal management, marine biology and ecology, marine geology and coastal processes.
UQ's extensive marine science infrastructure includes field stations on the Great Barrier Reef (Heron Island), Low Isles and Stradbroke Island in Moreton Bay. Students also benefit from the University's regular involvement in scientific research into coral reef ecology and geology, marine botany and marine biotechnology.

Note: Students enrolled in the Bachelor of Marine Studies prior to 2008 should refer to the 2007 program list.

What you can study

Courses

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Marine Studies.

Honours

Honours is a modified program of study in year 4, with entry based on grade point average.

Study options

Graduates will have the opportunity to progress to the following programs:

How to apply

Entry requirements for Australian students

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B and one of Chemistry or Physics.

Additional application information

The Bachelor of Marine Studies (Honours) year commences four weeks prior to the start of Semester 1 in the standard academic calendar (i.e., end of January).
In Semester 2, the Bachelor of Marine Studies (Honours) year commences at the start of the standard academic calendar (e.g., end of July).

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through the Queensland Tertiary Admissions Centre.

Click here for application procedures for Australian students.

Closing date

Please refer to the QTAC website (www.qtac.edu.au) for details of closing dates for the submission of applications, documentation and changes of preference.

Entry requirements for International students

View the entry requirements for international students.

Prerequisites

Queensland Year 12 or equivalent English, Mathematics B and one of Chemistry or Physics. View the equivalent qualifications for International students.

Visa requirements

CRICOS Code: 042710M

International students must undertake this program on campus at UQ on a full time basis to be eligible to apply for an Australian student visa. Please contact UQ International.

Click here for more information on applying for a visa.

English proficiency

IELTS overall 6.5; writing 6, reading 6, speaking 6, and listening 6 (or comparable English language proficiency as per University policy) View the English proficiency policy.

How to apply

Applications must be lodged through UQ International.

Click here for application procedures for International students.

Closing date

To commence study in semester 1 - November 15 of the previous year for Category 1 and 2 countries; October 15 of the previous year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

To commence study in semester 2 - May 15 of the same year for Category 1 and 2 countries; April 15 of the same year for Category 3 and 4 countries.

Please check your country's category with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

What it costs

Fees for Australian students

Commonwealth Supported Place 2013:

Indicative annual fee 2013: AUD$ 8363

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Students' actual annual fees may vary in accordance with their choices of majors and electives and whether they study in Summer Semester. The University reviews fees annually.

Fees for International students

Indicative annual fee: AUD$ 30500

Indicative annual fees are calculated on the basis of two full-time semesters only. Actual annual fees may vary in accordance with your choices of majors and electives and whether you study in Summer Semester. Tuition fees are indexed each year. The indexation rate is fixed 18 months in advance of a particular academic year thereby allowing you to plan your finances ahead of time. The University's intent is that fee rate increases will be kept to a minimum and that indexation rates will remain stable wherever possible. Since 2007 the indexation rate has remained at or less than 4%.

To calculate the fees for any program, you will first need to choose the courses you wish to complete. To see all courses available please refer to the course list.

Fees calculator

Select the Fees Calculator to guide you through a series of options allowing you to select details of courses you are interested in studying to estimate your fees for a semester.

Additional costs

  • Courses that include a field trip component may incur additional costs to cover transport, accommodation and food.

Fee rules

View the 2013 Fee Rules.

What you can do with a Bachelor of Marine Studies

Careers

Marine scientists find employment with organisations including Commonwealth Scientific Industrial Research Organisation (CSIRO) and other government authorities in areas such as:

  • Research and education
  • Wildlife conservation, planning and management
  • Marine resource development
  • Engineering
  • Aquaculture
  • Ecotourism
  • Biotechnology
  • National heritage work and environmental impact studies

Professional memberships

Graduates may be eligible for membership with the following professional bodies:

  • Australian Coral Reef Society
  • Australian Marine Science Association
  • Australian Society for Fish Biology
  • Coastal and Estuarine Research Federation
  • Ecological Society of Australia
  • Estuarine and Coastal Sciences Association
  • Society of Wetland Scientists

While this degree may be accredited by an official industry accreditation body in Australia, completion of the degree may not result in graduates receiving automatic accreditation. Please contact the relevant registration body for details of any conditions for accreditation.

Program Rules and Requirements

To complete the Bachelor of Marine Studies

To complete the Bachelor of Marine Studies, a student must complete a requisite number of courses chosen from the course list and according to the Rules for the program.

Students should be aware of the University of Queensland rules, particularly the General Award Rules, which govern the conduct of UQ programs. Students will find a link to the General Award Rules, and other University rules, on the University Rules page.

A student is required to obtain #64 from the BMarSt List comprising -

  • #48 from Part A in the chosen field of study, including all compulsory courses plus at least #12 for late year courses; and
  • #16 from Part H.
Part H may not be commenced before Part A is complete. Please refer to BMarSt rules for further information. These rules should be read in conjunction with the General Award Rules.

See the course list for courses that can be studied as part of the Bachelor of Marine Studies.

Program Rules for the Bachelor of Marine Studies