Bachelor of Marine Science
Griffith University - Gold Coast

Course outline

Our oceans cover 70% of the surface of the earth and are some of the most poorly understood ecosystems on the planet. 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. Griffith is the ideal location to study marine science, because we are like a natural laboratory, with the perfect mix of pristine natural areas and urbanised developments. In the degree you’ll have plenty of opportunities to learn outside of the classroom with a range of flexible and innovative programs that get you out into the environment at locations including the Great Barrier Reef and Heron Island. Our Bachelor of Marine Science has a broad interdisciplinary approach, encompassing marine biology, chemistry and quantitative physical science, ensuring you will graduate as a well-rounded coastal and marine professional. For more course information, visit Bachelor of Marine Science at GU.


Coastal management; marine chemistry and biotechnology; marine ecology.

Combined diploma/degrees

Refer to entry under Griffith College for: D Science/B Marine Science.

Fee notes

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Admissions Criteria

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Applicants must meet the minimum age requirements for admission, see the QTAC website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Griffith VET Guarantee and the Year 12 Early Offer Guarantee apply to this program. For more information visit

Assumed knowledge

This program has assumed and recommended knowledge. Refer to QTAC’s Course Search.

Minimum Selection thresholds (ATAR/Selection Rank) for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024
ATAR/Selection Rank profile for those offered places wholly or partly on the basis of ATAR/Selection Rank for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Highest Rank to receive an offer

Median Rank to receive an offer

Lowest Rank to receive an offer

ATAR/Selection Rank excluding adjustment factors




ATAR/Selection Rank including adjustment factors




Excluding: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made, excluding adjustment factors.
Including: The lowest ATAR/Selection Rank to which an offer was made including any adjustment factors that may have been applied.

Student Profile by Applicant background for semester/trimester/term 1, 2024

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Career opportunities

Marine biology, environmental consulting, pollution control and mitigation, fisheries and aquaculture, modelling and meteorology, oceanography, coastal planning and marine parks, marine education and tourism, environmental assessment and planning.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
5 Jun 2025

CSP/$8000 (1st year contribution)
Level of Qualification
Bachelor degree
Study Area
Study Mode
Full time, Part time
Course Duration

3 years Full time or 6 years Part time

Gold Coast