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The University of Western Australia (UWA)

  • 22% international / 78% domestic

Bachelor of Marine Science and Master of Oceanography

  • Bachelor

Challenge yourself with a Bachelor of Marine Science and Australia's only Master of Oceanography while gaining a unique experience at UWA.

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About this course

This course opens up a world of future study pathways and career options.

The University of Western Australia welcomes applications from international and domestic school-leavers. If you're interested in studying this major, find out the admission details below.

This Combined Bachelor and Master (CBM) is a four-year accelerated program for those with an ATAR of 90 or above. The Bachelor component will provide you with a strong academic foundation in marine science, covering both physical and biological aspects and their interactions. The master's component will delve into the physical, chemical, geological, and biological processes in coastal and deep marine environments.

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Career pathways

The combined bachelor's and master's has core units that seek to ensure students have strong interdisciplinary knowledge and technical skills to take advantage of diverse career opportunities in government, industry, consultancies and research institutions. The need for marine and coastal management, marine renewable energy, safe use of the ocean and aquaculture will require graduates with interdisciplinary knowledge of marine science and oceanography.

Career options include:

  • Oceanographer
  • Coastal Manager/Officer
  • Coastal & Oceanographic Consultant
  • Coastal Geologist
  • Meteorologist
  • Applied Ocean Scientist
  • Cimate Scientist
  • Ocean Data Scientist

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