Are you interested in becoming a highly trained scientist, researcher, or leader in academic institutions, industry, government and communities across the world? At IMAS we deliver exciting, innovative, relevant, globally distinctive, practical and first-class education programs.
Positioned at the gateway to the Southern Ocean and Antarctica and with collaborations and partners with the world's leading scientific institutions, IMAS can provide the next step in your career.
Our Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science with Honours degree has been developed to provide students with advanced knowledge and scientific training in a specialised area of marine or Antarctic science.
Students will be trained in research methodology as preparation for employment in a research organisation or for postgraduate study in Masters or PhD programs; and to equip them with knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for employment in many industries.
The degree is fully equivalent to an honours degree with any other University School and satisfies the usual eligibility requirements for research higher degrees and postgraduate scholarships.
Available specialisations in Antarctic and Southern Ocean matters include: biological sciences, physical sciences, chemical sciences, marine geosciences, law and policy, international relations, environmental management, and polar technology.
This course specifically aims to equip students with knowledge, skills, competencies and awareness in preparation for employment in translation of science research into practice, management and policy in government and industry. Specialisations offered are: Aquaculture, Fisheries Management and Marine Conservation.
The course also provides an entry point to a research higher degree for students who have graduated from the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) or other science-based degrees this and other approved institutions.
For domestic students, the Bachelor of Marine and Antarctic Science (Professional Honours) is your first year of the Masters of Marine and Antarctic Science course.
Our Professional Honours course aims to facilitate the development of the following educational objectives:
Successful candidates will then be eligible to enter the Master of Marine and Antarctic Science.
Designed by internationally recognised experts, our Master of Marine and Antarctic Science provides students with advanced instruction and training in emerging approaches and technologies in marine and Antarctic science. The course is designed to produce expertly trained scientists with an international perspective and research skills that are widely applicable. In particular, students of the Master program will develop an understanding of the roles the Southern Ocean and the Antarctic marine ecosystem in the global climate system.
This course has a flexible structure with numerous electives to choose from including:
Students are able to cross-credit study programs and may choose to take electives available at one of the 20 partner universities as well as undertake their research project in association with an IAI partner.
The Master of Environmental Governance (Oceans, Polar and Climate) is a new degree that offers a sophisticated, interdisciplinary and practical approach to understanding how global spaces and areas of common environmental concern are managed through law, public policy and other governance approaches.
A unique feature of the program of study is the combination of individually supervised, in-depth research, a work experience internship, and classroom-based learning. Each student completes a major supervised research paper (25% of the program), a one month work experience placement with a government or nongovernment organisation (25% of the program) and four traditional units that are offered through online or face-to-face learning. The core unit, Global Environmental Governance, is taught in an intensive format over one week.
The Graduate Diploma of Applied Science (Marine Environment) provides graduates with advanced specialist skills and professional development in one of four degree major specialisations. With specialisation options in fisheries management, aquaculture, marine conservation and aquatic animal health, graduates will demonstrate maximum value to employers in industry, government and non-government organisations. Graduates are well positioned to contribute in areas of marine resource and environmental management, science policy, and technical management across a range of marine and maritime industries.
Eight coursework units are completed according to the requirements for the chosen major specialisation. The coursework in the fisheries management specialisation can be undertaken by distance education.
A non-weighted practicum (work experience) component is a requirement of the course.