The new Masters program takes an innovative approach to marine science and management education. It will be taught under the framework of the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) as a partnership between four major Australian universities; the University of New South Wales
(UNSW), Macquarie University, Sydney University, and the University of Technology Sydney. It will combine each institute’s strengths in marine science research and education to provide a truly multidisciplinary learning environment.
What are the key features of the new program?
– Access to the diverse facilities of four major universities.
– Large offering of subjects including: climate change science and mitigation, marine biology, coastal management and engineering, physical oceanography, marine ecology and geoscience.
– It goes beyond traditionally taught subjects to address new approaches to marine science including information systems and remotely sensed data analysis, the impact and use of marine science on legislation and management in the marine and coastal zones.
– Taught in cosmopolitan Sydney and on the iconic shores of Sydney Harbour.
– Multidisciplinary teaching allows students to individually tailor their degree.
How is the program structured?
Students will complete a total of eight courses, six through UNSW and the remaining two at the partner university of their choosing. One of the six courses taken through UNSW is the capstone unit, taught at SIMS. The course culminates in a research project taking advantage of the Australian Integrated Marine Observing System database.
International Student Requirements:
A recognized three-year Bachelor degree in a relevant area.