Major - Marine Biology

Western Sydney University Major Code: M3081.1

This version of the specialisation is available only to continuing or completing students.

Related Courses

3675.4 Bachelor of Science
3677.2 Bachelor of Science (Biological Sciences)
3680.3 Bachelor of Science (Environmental Science)
3681.2 Bachelor of Science (Zoology)
3732.1 Bachelor of Science (Zoology)/Bachelor of Natural Science (Animal Science)
6004.1 Diploma in Science/Bachelor of Science

Available to students in other Western Sydney University Courses: YES, but restrictions apply.

Marine environments play vital roles in providing food, water, recreation and other ecosystem services to human society, as well as providing habitat for important species that make up global biodiversity. This major will equip students with the background knowledge and training to work in marine environments, to learn skills in inquiry and problem solving, so that they can contribute beneficially to management and/or conservation of waterways and oceans and the biodiversity within them.


Campus Mode Specialisation Advice
Hawkesbury Campus Internal Assoc Prof Pauline Ross

Major Structure

Students must complete the following eight units

Level 1

300802 Biodiversity
300824 Management of Aquatic Environments

Level 2

Choose three of

300838 Comparative Physiology
300839 Ecology
300979 Principles of Zoology
300877 Toxicology

Level 3

300978 Marine and Aquatic Ecology
300909 Biological Adaptation to Climate Change

300929 - Aquatic Ecology replaced by 300978 Marine and Aquatic Ecology from Autumn 2016.

Choose one of

300924 Science Research Project
300861 Vertebrate Biodiversity
300870 Water in the Landscape

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