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Bachelor of Science (International) - Marine Science Major

Bachelor (ISCED 2011 level 6)


Duration 8 semesters
Cost At UNSW fees are generally charged at course level and therefore dependent upon individual enrolment and other factors such as student's residency status. 2020 Indicative First Year Fee $8,106


In an increasingly globalised business and research environment, scientists need to be experts in their field and qualified to interact effectively with colleagues around the world. This degree focuses on a Science major as well as cross-cultural skills, knowledge and understanding. It includes study overseas at a UNSW partner university and you will receive financial assistance to help fund your study abroad.The wide range of majors will give you a solid education in scientific theory, method and research. A minor in a language and electives covering cultural studies, international business, development studies and globalisation will prepare you for a science career in a global

Structural components
Laboratory training
Practical/Field work

Application procedure

Applications for undergraduate study from domestic students (Australian citizens, Australian permanent residents, Australian permanent humanitarian visa holders and New Zealand citizens) are processed by the Universities Admissions Centre (UAC).

Visit the ‘Apply’ section of the UAC website and you can nominate up to five degrees in order of preference, with the first being your most desired degree and university.

On-time applications for admission usually close at the end of September each year for Term 1 admission. Late applications can be submitted, but a late fee will apply. For study starting in Term 1, the majority of offers are made in December and January.

Visit the UAC website for key dates for admission outside of Term 1.

Grant opportunities

We offer a range of scholarships for local and international students, including high school leavers, other future students and current UNSW students.

Learning outcomes

1. Demonstrate understanding of the social, cultural and global context of science with an ability to communicate across cultures and to develop an international professional network


2. Teamwork, collaborative and management skills. Ability to recognise opportunities and contribute positively to collaborative scientific research, and to perceive the potential value of ideas towards practical applications. Demonstrate a capacity for self management, teamwork, leadership and decision making based on open-mindedness, objectivity and reasoned analysis in order to achieve common goals and further the learning of themselves and others


3. Capability and motivation for intellectual development. Capacity for creativity, critical evaluation and entrepreneurship. Ability to take responsibility for and demonstrate commitment to their own learning, motivated by curiosity and an appreciation of the value of learning


4. Ethical, Social and Professional Understanding. Ability to critically reflect upon broad ethical principles and codes of conduct in order to behave consistently with a personal respect and commitment to ethical practice and social responsibility. Understanding of responsibility to contribute to the community. Respect and value social, multicultural, cultural and personal diversity.


5. Communication. Effective and appropriate communication in both professional (intra and inter disciplinary) and social (local and international) contexts.


6. Information literacy. Ability to make appropriate and effective use of information and information technology relevant to their discipline.


7. Research, inquiry and analytical thinking abilities. Technical competence and discipline specific knowledge. Ability to construct new concepts or create new understanding through the process of enquiry, critical analysis, problem solving, research and inquiry.




1. 2019 Lowest Selection Rank

The 2019 Lowest Selection Rank (LSR) is the adjusted rank (ATAR plus adjustment factors) you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019.

2. 2019 QLD OP

QLD OP is an indication of the OP you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

3. 2020 Guaranteed Entry

Find more information on Guaranteed Entry here.

4. 2019 A levels

The 2019 A levels score is based on four Advanced Level (A2) subject. Entry scores are calculated from the best three or four A2 subjects (excluding repeated subjects) using the following values: A*=6, A=5, B=4, C=3, D=2, E=1. At most one Applied A Level subject may be included in the best four subjects used to calculate the aggregate.

5. 2019 IB Diploma

The 2019 IB Diploma is an indication of the IB you would have needed to gain entry to this degree in 2019. It is to be used as a guide only.

6. 2019 Lowest ATAR

The 2019 Lowest ATAR is the lowest ATAR (before adjustment factors were applied) to which an offer was made. Where <5 is listed, this indicates that less than 5 ATAR-based offers were made and so the score has not been published. N/A indicates no offers were made on the basis of ATAR.



ISCED Categories

Conservation and environmental management
Physical and chemical oceanography
Marine spatial planning