Marine Science

Southern Cross University is situated in northern NSW, a unique tropical/temperate marine overlap zone famous for its diverse marine environment, making it the ideal location to study marine science and management.

The Bachelor of Marine Science and Management combines marine science with contemporary management concepts to equip graduates with the skillset sought by employers in this field. The course develops practical field skills in a range of subtropical coastal and marine environments, including the Solitary Islands Marine Park. Further highlights include the intensive marine mammals and coral reef study units. The course is offered in Lismore and students also attend the University's National Marine Science Centre in Coffs Harbour to study specialist marine science units such as oceanic systems, global climate change and marine biodiversity conservation.

Other course options include a combined undergraduate degree in environmental and marine science and management and a Masters of Marine Science and Management. The masters course is an ideal option for graduates wanting to upgrade their qualification and develop specialised expertise in Marine Resource Management.

Bob Edgar (Research Assistant) conducting surveys of marine life in the lagoon at Lord Howe Island. Benjamin Mos SCU student with sea molluscs