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Bachelor of Marine Science

Faculty:
Faculty of Science
Department:
Department of Biological Sciences
Award:
Bachelor of Marine Science (BMarSc)
General requirements:
Minimum number of credit points for the degree 69
Minimum number of credit points at 200 level or above 39
Minimum number of credit points at 300 level or above 18
Minimum number of credit points designated as Science 42
Completion of a designated People unit
Completion of a designated Planet unit
Completion of other specific minimum requirements as set out below
Note:
Students must complete one designated People unit and one designated Planet unit. One of those units must be taken outside the Department administering the program of study which the student is admitted to, and the other unit must be taken outside the Faculty administering the program of study which the student is admitted to. Units which are already a required unit of the student's program of study will not satisfy the People unit requirement or Planet unit requirement.

In order to graduate students must ensure that they have satisfied all of the general requirements of the award: see the general requirements listed above.

Marine Biology

MARS03

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

100 level

Required
3
Evolution and Biodiversity (3)
 
Required
3
The Thread of Life (3)
 
Required
3
Marine Biology and Ecosystems (3)
 
Required
3
Marine Geoscience (3)
 
Required
3
Introductory Statistics (3)
 

200 level

Required
3
Ecology (3)
 
Required
either
or
 
Climate Change (3)
 
3
Climate Change (3)
 
Required
either
or
 
Field Skills for the Marine Sciences (3)
 
3
Marine Environmental Issues (3)
 

300 level

Required
3 cp from
 
Biology Special Interest Project (3)
C
 
Marine Science Project (3)
C
 
BIOL units at 300 level
 
Liquid Fuels and Energy Security (3)
C
3
Marine Science Capstone (3)
C
Required
3
Marine Ecology (3)
 
Required
9cp from
9
BIOL units at 300 level
Required
3cp from
3
300 level units designated as Science

Balance of credit points required:

 
 
27
Electives

TOTAL CREDIT POINTS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM

69
Note:
Units marked with a C are Capstone units.

Marine Geoscience

MARS04

Specific minimum requirements:

Credit points

100 level

Required
3
Evolution and Biodiversity (3)
 
Required
3
Marine Biology and Ecosystems (3)
 
Required
3
The Planet Earth (3)
 
Required
3
Marine Geoscience (3)
 
Required
3
Introductory Statistics (3)
 
Required
one of
 
Biophysical Environments (3)
 
 
Biophysical Environments (3)
 
3
Earth Dynamics (3)
 

200 level

Required
3
Ecology (3)
 
Required
either
or
 
The Atmospheric Environment (3)
 
3
Marine Environmental Issues (3)
 
Required
3
Marine Depositional Environments (3)
 
Required
either
or
 
Field Skills for the Marine Sciences (3)
 
3
Marine Environmental Issues (3)
 
Required
6cp from
 
Palaeontology (3)
 
 
Palaeontology: The History of Life (3)
 
 
Introduction to Geographic Information Science (3)
 
 
Climate Change (3)
 
 
Earth Surface Processes (3)
 
 
Climate Change (3)
 
 
Introduction to Geographic Information Science (3)
 
 
Earth Surface Processes (3)
 
 
Introduction to Geophysics (3)
 
 
Field and Laboratory Studies in Geoscience (3)
 
6
Introduction to Field Geology (3)
 

300 level

Required
3 cp from
 
Biology Special Interest Project (3)
C
 
Marine Science Project (3)
C
 
BIOL units at 300 level
 
Marine Ecology (3)
C
3
Marine Science Capstone (3)
C
Required
either
or
 
Climate Change, Coasts and Oceans (3)
 
3
Climate Change, Coasts and Oceans (3)
 
Required
3
Liquid Fuels and Energy Security (3)
 
Required
9cp from
 
BIOL units at 300 level
 
ENVE units at 300 level
9
GEOS units at 300 level

Balance of credit points required:

 
 
15
Electives

TOTAL CREDIT POINTS REQUIRED FOR THIS PROGRAM

69
Note:
Units marked with a C are Capstone units.