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Postgraduate Diploma On Campus

Marine and Antarctic Science

University of Tasmania

12 months
37950 AUD/year
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As a gateway to Antarctica and with a natural marine laboratory on your doorstep, the Marine and Antarctic Science course at University of Tasmania provides an ideal base to study for a career in marine biology and the fisheries and aquaculture industries. 

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The Marine and Antarctic Science course at University of Tasmania provides specialist coursework streams for students to pursue in-depth learning in a particular area of marine science. This is supported with two subjects all students undertake in research methodology.

This course provides students with in-depth knowledge in their chosen area of coursework through a focus on both the quantitative elements of marine and Antarctic science as well as the application and translation of science into industry practice and management.

The skills gained will assist graduates in contributing to world issues such as seafood production and security, climate change and marine stewardship.

Graduates can choose to continue their study and articulate into the Master of Marine and Antarctic Science, and pursue research in IMAS' key research areas of oceanography and cryosphere, fisheries and aquaculture, ecology and biodiversity, climate change, oceans and Antarctic governance and ocean-earth systems.

Career outcomes

The University's Institute of Marine and Antarctic Science (IMAS) provides our students with access to some of the world's leading research facilities giving you the best career foundation.

With an annual value to Australia of approximately $40 billion and growing, graduates from the University of Tasmania are highly sought-after in a range of fields. 

The commercial fishing and aquaculture industry directly employs 7000 people in Australia and Tasmania is the country's largest commercial operator in this area.Career opportunities (dependent on field of study)

  • Scientific Officer
  • Coastal Community Engagement Officer
  • Federal or State Government advisor (policy / environment)
  • Antarctic Researcher – Australian Antarctic Division
  • Marine Park Manager
  • Commercial Diver
  • Conservation Biologist
  • Marine Biologist
  • Australian Customs

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Literature Review
  • Fisheries Management
  • Sustainable Aquaculture 
  • Seafood Science
  • Marine Biology
  • Governance and Policy

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Students living overseas should apply at least 3 months prior to semester start date and on-shore students apply no less than one month prior to semester start date.


100 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS: 096367G

  • To be admitted to study the Graduate Diploma of Marine and Antarctic Science you will need an Australian Bachelor of Science degree or equivalent qualification at a recognised tertiary institution with a major in life sciences (such as biology, chemistry, environmental science, zoology, plant science, marine biology, ecology etc). 
International Students
  • For those applicants who are nationals of and currently residing in a country where English is NOT the official language, evidence of an IELTS or TOEFL test must be provided. The Master of Marine and Antarctic Science requires an IELTS (Academic) of 6.0 (no individual band less than 6.0)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    37950 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 37950 AUD for the full programme during 12 months.
  • Domestic students enrolled in a full fee paying place are charged the Student Services and Amenities Fee and is incorporated in the fees you pay for each unit you enrol in.


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