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Master of Oceanography

The University of Western Australia

18 months
Duration
83400 AUD/year
42450 AUD/year
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About

In this Master of Oceanography course from The University of Western Australia, you will develop advanced knowledge of the physical, chemical, geological and biological interactions applied to coastal and ocean systems as well as important practical and problem-solving skills. 

Overview

Graduates with an advanced knowledge of ocean processes are needed to manage coastal and marine resources, respond to the impacts of climate change, and drive sustainable use of the ocean.

The oceans provide food for the global population, act as a conduit for global trade, provide a source of renewable energy and drive vibrant coastal economies. To utilise the ocean in a sustainable manner, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and drive the Blue Economy, graduates are in demand with a sound understanding of coastal and ocean processes. Western Australia’s location on the Indian Ocean rim, and unique mix of coastal and ocean environments, creates an excellent living laboratory for studying oceanography at a world class university.

The Master of Oceanography course from The University of Western Australia provides a pathway for students with undergraduate degrees in marine science or engineering, or related disciplines, to undertake advanced study for careers in the marine sector. The Master of Oceanography has core units that will ensure graduates have strong interdisciplinary knowledge and technical skills to take advantage of diverse career opportunities in government, industry, consultancies, and research institutions. These units span climate geoscience, coastal hazards and adaptation, marine geoscience, coastal dynamics, physical oceanography and observational methods and modelling. Elective units provide additional breadth and allow student to specialise in a range of oceanography sub-disciplines (e.g. physical, biological, chemical and geological), while the research project or capstone units provide specific advanced disciplinary knowledge and skills.

Career Pathways

The Master of Oceanography has core units that seek to ensure students have strong interdisciplinary knowledge and technical skills to take advantage of diverse career opportunities in government, industry, consultancies and research institutions. The need for marine and coastal management, marine renewable energy, safe use of the ocean and aquaculture will require graduates with interdisciplinary knowledge of oceanography.

Specific job titles could include:

  • Oceanographer
  • Coastal Officer
  • Marine Consultant
  • Coastal Geologist
  • Coastal Manager
  • Meteorologist
  • Fisheries Scientist
  • Marine Conservation Specialist
  • Marine Geochemist
  • Applied Ocean Scientist

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Oceanography
  • Geographic Information Systems Applications
  • Data Use in Science
  • The Conduct, Ethics and Communication of Science
  • Coastal Hazards and Adaptation
  • Climate Geoscience 
  • Marine Geoscience

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 18 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
82

Delivered

On Campus, Blended

Academic requirements

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

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
82

Other requirements

General requirements

CRICOS CODE 107555J  

To be considered for admission to this course an applicant must have -

  • a Bachelor of Science, or an equivalent qualification as recognised by UWA; and
  • the equivalent of a UWA weighted average mark of at least 50 per cent; and
  • successfully completed prior tertiary study in - marine science, environmental, engineering or physical sciences; or a related cognate discipline, as recognised by UWA

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    83400 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 83400 AUD per year during 18 months.
  • National

    42450 AUD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42450 AUD per year during 18 months.

Living costs for Perth

1328 - 2367 AUD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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