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In response to COVID-19, the University of Sydney has reviewed the availability of courses to be delivered remotely for students commencing their studies in Semester 1, 2021.

This course component will be available to study remotely for students commencing in Semester 1, 2021. Please note that some units of study that are not essential to completing the course component may not be available to be studied remotely.

Note: The University intends to offer as many units of study as possible in a remote as well as face-to-face learning method of delivery in Semester 1, 2021 and subject to ongoing border closures and public health orders impacting attendance on campus, in Semester 2, 2021. However, some units of study and courses require students to study in-person at the relevant University of Sydney campus/es and host locations for placements and will not be available remotely.

About this major

Mitigating and managing the marine environment to withstand constant and highly variable climate change is a strategic science and research priority of the Australian government. The Marine Science major draws together relevant material to create a multi disciplinary curriculum that provides you with in-depth knowledge in a range of marine science. The major is explicitly science-based but seeks to provide you with with a broader range of capabilities and an interdisciplinary mind-set to service the large and growing demand for coastal and marine experts in a range of fields.

Graduate opportunities

As a marine scientist, you can observe, measure and experiment in marine environments and habitats. You might find work constructing theories to explain what you see and measure in marine environments. You may work in laboratories, or in the field - gathering and interpreting data and material which may be collected in a variety of ways, from the physical collection of data and specimens to the utilisation of satellite data-gathering technology.
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