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Comments about Bachelor of Aquatic Science (Coastal Zone Management) - On Campus - Bentley - Western Australia
With the ever-increasing pressure to develop our coastal zone for resorts, commercial fisheries, oil and gas, townships, holiday destinations and recreational fisheries, the importance of managing our coasts sustainably is more important than ever. Coastal zone management refers to the management issues facing not only the actual coastline, but the oceanic and inland regions that affect the coast. Sound management decisions are underpinned by quality science and research which demonstrate the costs and benefits of a particular decision. As a coastal zone manager you will manage the environmental impact of commercial developments on the coastal zone, with particular reference to the marine environment. This course will provide you with the knowledge and practical skills to plan and manage human activities while conserving the coastal aquatic environment. The emphasis of this course is on science and management, including biology, aquatic ecology, geographic information systems, aquaculture and fisheries, geology and physical environment of the coastal zone, and environmental management. You will focus primarily on the Australian coastal zone, however some international case studies will also be incorporated. In your first year you will develop an understanding of the fundamentals of coastal zone science. Management of the aquatic environment will be the focus of your second and third years. You will be given the flexibility to model the course to suit your objectives and undertake a research project.
One TEE mathematics and one TEE science desirable.
Bachelor of Aquatic Science (Coastal Zone Management)
Bachelor of Aquatic Science (Coastal Zone Management)
Course CRICOS Code: 054617J
Registered full-time Duration for International Onshore Students on student visas: 3 Years
This course provides students with the knowledge and practical skills to plan and manage human activities while conserving the coastal environment. The emphasis of the course material will be on science and management techniques for the aquatic environment. Fields of study will include biology, geology and physical environment of the coastal zone and environmental management. The curriculum will focus on the Australian coastal zone, however, international case studies will be incorporated. This degree isan opportunity to meet the need for increased research into the coastal environment while managing the sustainability of the current and future anthropogenic activities within the coastal zone.
Course Entry Requirements/Prerequisites
None. One TEE mathematics subject and one TEE science subject are desirable.
STAT elements considered are E and either V or Q.
Recognition of Prior Learning
Applications for recognition of prior learning are assessed on an individual basis.
Duration and Availability
This course is three years full-time study or equivalent part-time study.
The focus of the first year of this course is to develop an understanding of the fundamentals of coastal zone science. Management of the aquatic environment is the focus of second and third year. Options are also available in second and third year so that students are able to model the course to suit their objectives. In the final year students are required to undertake a research project.
Graduates can be expected to be employed by government and private environmental management industries.
Additional Course Expenses
Students may be expected to purchase a number of textbooks, readers and other essential study materials.
For further information about the program, contact staff in the Muresk Academic Office.
Course Structure Disclaimer
Curtin University reserves the right to alter the internal composition of any course to ensure learning outcomes retain maximum relevance. Any changes to the internal composition of a course will protect the right of students to complete the course within the normal timeframe and will not result in additional cost to students through a requirement to undertake additional units.
Course Structure Hrs/Wk Credit
Optional Units to Select from in Semester 2 (No Year Level Specified) Hrs/Wk Credit
10518 v.4 Aquatic Toxicology 202 4.0 25.0
11934 v.7 Aquatic Science Research Project 302 5.0 25.0
303373 v.4 Aquatic Science Study Tour 202 5.0 25.0
303382 v.4 Aquatic Science International Study Tour 302 13.0 25.0
310814 v.1 Sustainable Aquaculture 302 5.0 25.0
310818 v.1 Aquaculture Principles 202 6.0 25.0
310820 v.1 Shellfish Aquaculture 202 5.0 25.0
Optional Units to Select from in Year 3 Semester 1 Hrs/Wk Credit
11952 v.8 Aquaculture Nutrition 301 5.0 25.0
303350 v.5 Seafood Quality Management 202 5.0 25.0
303361 v.3 Finfish Aquaculture 201 5.0 25.0
8974 v.8 Australian Flora 201 5.0 25.0
8976 v.7 Invertebrate Animals 201 5.0 25.0
9526 v.7 Ecology 301 5.0 25.0
Year Location Period Internal
2009 Bentley Campus Semester 1 Y
2009 Bentley Campus Semester 2 Y
The information displayed above refers to study periods and locations where the course is available for first time entry. Students are normally only offered or admitted to a course once.
*The course itself may not be available either solely internally or externally but individual units may be offered in either or both of those modes. Prospective students should contact the Course Coordinator for further information.
^Course and associated units are offered in this mode permitting International Onshore student enrolment.
#Course and associated units are offered in this online only mode and DO NOT permit International Onshore student enrolment.