Teaching at NMSC

Through the School of Environment, Science and Engineering, the National Marine Science Centre (NMSC) hosts a range of undergraduate, honours and postgraduate courses.


Bachelor of Marine Science and Management

The Bachelor of Marine Science and Management combines marine science with contemporary management concepts and has a focus on conservation issues that challenge both coastal and marine ecosystems. Students develop practical skills in the laboratory and through fieldwork in a range of tropical and subtropical environments including the Solitary Islands, Cape Byron and Great Barrier Reef marine parks.

Bachelor of Environmental Science/Marine Science and Management

The four-year full-time combined degree, Bachelor of Environmental Science/Marine Science and Management, brings together the terrestrial aspects of environmental management with marine science and management. It aims to produce graduates who can manage a broad range of environments for future generations. Students may choose to study on-campus or online with a mix of attendance requirements at Lismore and the NMSC (depending on the units selected).


Honours degrees are a fourth year of directed independent study available to students who demonstrate a meritorious performance in their undergraduate studies. The Honours degree may be a completion point for students who want to focus on an area of marine science and management and improve their employment prospects. Alternatively, Honours may provide a starting point for entry into postgraduate studies. Further details can be found at Bachelor of Science with Honours


Postgraduate degrees can be completed by research, coursework or a combination of the two approaches. The Master of Marine Science and Management by coursework is a popular option for those wishing to upgrade their qualifications and develop specialist skills. NMSC staff are able to supervise both Masters and Doctor of Philosophy students on a wide range of topics such as biodiversity, ecological interactions, aquaculture and sustainable fisheries.

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