Bachelor of Marine Science

Griffith University

Type of institution: University/Higher Education Institution
Level: Undergraduate
CRICOS: 00233E

As a student you will address and manage complex issues to ensure that marine industries prosper sustainably in healthy marine ecosystems. As a graduate, you will be equipped to tackle problems that affect our oceans, tourism, fisheries and food production, climate change, maritime pollution and waste management.With cutting-edge teaching and research strengths, Griffith University is an ideal location to study marine science. Located within easy access to a variety of extensive natural and artificial waterways, iconic surf beaches and the diverse wetlands and coastal biodiversity of Moreton Bay, the Gold Coast is the perfect natural laboratory.You will be offered a marine industry placement, through the Industry Affiliates Program and/or a capstone experience that will expose you to professional activities in fisheries, aquaculture, marine conservation, coastal management and/or coastal engineering.In your first year, you will take core courses that provide the necessary foundations in the basic sciences. In second and third years, you focus on your chosen area of specialisation.


  • Applied Data Science
  • Biological Systems
  • Calculus I
  • Calculus II
  • Chemistry I
  • Chemistry II
  • Coastal Environments
  • Earth Systems
  • Environmental Capstone
  • Environmental Chemistry and Monitoring
  • Estuarine Ecology
  • Genetics and Evolutionary Biology
  • Introduction to Environmental Sustainability
  • Introduction to Geographic Information Systems
  • Introduction to Marine Science
  • Introduction to Oceanography
  • Language and Communication for Sciences
  • Linear Algebra
  • Marine Ecosystem Modelling
  • Marine Megafauna: Sentinels of the Sea
  • Microbial Ecology and Biogeochemistry
  • Physics 1A
  • Quantitative Reasoning
  • Standard pathway with 80 credit points of advanced standing
  • Statistics
  • Work Integrated Learning Placement
  • Zoology


Griffith University grants credit and recognition of prior learning which may relate to prior formal learning or prior informal and non-formal learning. For more information, please visit the following website: Credit transfer Griffith's innovative Credit Precedent Database allows you to find out what credit decisions have been made in the past. These precedents will give you an idea of what you can expect. View credit precedents for this program

Study pathways

Graduates of the Bachelor of Marine Science may be eligible to apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Honours).

Study information

CampusFeesMid year intakeAttendance
Gold Coast Campus International: $109,500 No
  • Full-time : 3 years
  • Part-time : 6 years

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