MDDU-CMARS v.2 Coastal and Marine Science Double Degree Major (BSc/BA, BSc/BCom)
This major/stream is part of a larger course. Information is specific to the major/stream, please refer to the course for more information.
This Double Degree Major provides students with the knowledge and practical skills to plan and manage human activities while conserving the coastal environment. The emphasis of the course material is on science and management techniques for the aquatic environment. Fields of study include biology, aquatic animal production and management, environmental impact and assessment, aquatic resource management, geology and the physical environment of the coastal zone. The curriculum focuses on the Australian coastal zone, however, international case studies are incorporated. This double major is an opportunity to meet the need for increased research into the coastal environment while managing the sustainability of the current and future anthropogenic activities within the coastal zone.
Major/Stream Entry and Completion Details
Mathematics Application ATAR and an ATAR Science course.
Major/Stream Learning Outcomes
A graduate of this course can:
1. apply principles and practices of environmental and biological science to the planning and sustainable management of coastal zones
2. apply problem solving, critical thinking and decision making skills to the challenges facing coastal zones under increasing anthropogenic pressures and the adverse effects of climate change
3. locate, extract and interpret relevant evidence and scientific literature to inform decision making relevant to the planning and management of the coastal zone
4. demonstrate the use of written, oral and interpersonal communication skills appropriate to the conduct of a professional engaged in the management of coastal zones in the Australasian region
5. use appropriate technologies and their applications to generate information to inform decision makers involved with resource management, biodiversity monitoring and mapping of the coastal zone, with emphasis on the marine environment
6. apply skills in critical analysis and interpretation of the published literature to the development of lifelong learning skills in environmental management and the science underpinning decision making in the coastal zone. Sustain intellectual curiosity about the environment and humankind's role within it
7. recognise the national and global imperatives driving coastal changes to biological, chemical and physical systems. Integrate international case studies and experiences in the application of knowledge to coastal decision making
8. respect individual human rights and other cultures, particularly as they relate to the range of practices historically and currently employed within the coastal zone in other parts of the world
9. demonstrate professional and ethical practice appropriate to engagement with organisations and individuals involved in all aspects of environmental and coastal zone management, both in a multi disciplinary team environment and as independent stakeholders
|Year 1 Semester 1|
|Year 1 Semester 2|
|MATH1015||v.1 #||Linear Algebra 1||4.0||25.0|
|MATH1013||v.1 **||Introductory Mathematics||3.0||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 1|
|CHEM1001||v.1 *||Biological Chemistry||6.0||25.0|
|CHEM1003||v.1 ##||Introduction to Chemistry||4.5||25.0|
|ATOC2000||v.1||Atmospheric and Oceanographic Sciences||25.0|
|Year 2 Semester 2|
|AGRI1000||v.1||Land and Water Resources||5.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 1|
|ERTH3000||v.1||Habitat and Landform Mapping||4.0||25.0|
|Year 3 Semester 2|
|Year 4 Semester 1|
|MARI3000||v.1||Advanced Marine Science and Technology||25.0|
|ENST3000||v.1||Environmental Impact Assessment||4.0||25.0|
|Year 4 Semester 2|
|ECEV3001||v.1||Terrestrial and Marine Science Field Project||4.0||25.0|
# Students with Mathematics Methods ATAR must do MATH1015
## Students with no chemistry must do CHEM1003
* Students with Chemistry ATAR must do CHEM1001
** Students with Mathematics Application ATAR must do MATH1013
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