For complex issues such as global climate change, food production, tourism, oil, gas and mineral extraction, and waste management, the need for highly trained and specialised marine science professionals continues to grow, making this a desirable field of study. In the higher education diploma year, students develop fundamental academic skills and cement their knowledge in core concepts required for a career in science. Students gain the expertise necessary to manage the increasingly complex issues facing marine systems and ensure that marine industries prosper sustainably. On successful completion, students progress into the Bachelor of Marine Science with credit. This degree has a strong practical focus, with students learning through hands-on field-based projects that take advantage of the university’s Gold Coast location. For more information, visit Diploma of Science at Griffith College and Bachelor of Marine Science at Griffith University.
Minors: coastal management; coastal oceanography; marine chemistry; marine ecology.
Fees for the Diploma programs are subject to change each year. Please refer to Griffith College tuition fees published for each program and can be found at https://www.griffithcollege.edu.au/study-options/. To calculate your degree fees use the Fee Calculator at http://www.griffith.edu.au/students/enrolment-timetables-fees/paying-your-fees
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Coastal physical science in modelling and meteorology; coastal resource management; conservation and pollution control management; fisheries; marine parks.
11 Jan 2024
6 Jun 2024
3-31/2 years Full time or 6-7 years Part time