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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 minor draws together relevant material to create a multi disciplinary curriculum that provides you with in-depth knowledge in a range of marine science. The minor 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.

Career pathways
Courses that offer this minor

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