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Field of Study

Coastal and Ocean Science

Bachelor of Science (Honours)

Examine the intricate relationship between climate, coastal systems and marine environments to solve complex challenges facing our oceans.

In this field of study, you'll take on an independent research project under the guidance of one of Australia’s leading marine researchers.

You'll design, implement and present your research project, with emphasis on defining the research issue, establishing a methodology, undertaking appropriate collection and analysis of data, and drawing and defending your conclusions.

Gain practical experience by undertaking field work at UQ’s Heron Island Research Station on the southern Great Barrier Reef or UQ’s Moreton Bay Research Station on North Stradbroke Island.

Supporting workshops and courses will further add to your research training.

Highlights

1 in Queensland for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

44 in the world for earth and marine sciences

QS World University Rankings 2020

Career possibilities

Our programs prepare you for your first job and beyond. Here are some of the careers you could be on your way to:

  • Marine environmental consultant
  • Fisheries research scientist
  • Marine biologist
  • Marine research officer
  • Marine ecosystems researcher
  • Conservation officer
  • Conservation researcher

Graduate salary

Science and mathematics (undergraduate)

$62K–$66K

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Graduate salary

Agriculture & environmental studies (undergraduate)

$53K–$57K

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How you'll learn

Your learning experiences are designed to best suit the learning outcomes of the courses you choose.

  • Research experience
  • Laboratory work
  • Fieldwork
  • Workshops

What you'll study