Bachelor of Marine Science
James Cook University - Townsville

Course outline

This course promotes an interdisciplinary approach to studying the marine environment and includes specialisations in chemistry, earth science, environmental science, fisheries, marine biology, mathematics and physics. It also provides students with the knowledge and practical skills applicable to a range of marine specialities by incorporating key elements of marine biology, oceanography, marine geoscience, and marine resources management. Students without the assumed knowledge must take the relevant enabling subjects within the course.
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Admissions Criteria

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Completion of Year 12 or attained age 18 years

Recommended study
English (Units 3 and 4, C), Chemistry (Units 3 and 4, C), and General Maths or Mathematical Methods (Units 3 and 4, C)
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.

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Career opportunities

Environmental resource management, educational and interpretive ventures, research and teaching (with further study), environmental impact assessment.

Course Code
Start Date

Offer rounds

9 Jan 2025
Regular offers will be made

CSP/$7250 (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