Fees and charges
Fee paying place - International (IFP)
A Fee paying place is one for which the university does not receive any government funding. As such, students enrolled in these places are required to contribute the full cost of their course.
Fees for international students apply to persons living in Australia with Temporary Resident status, provided that there is no limitation on study and persons living abroad who are not Australian citizens and do not have Permanent Resident status in Australia.
Equivalent Full Time Student Load (EFTSL)
EFTSL is the standard annual full time load. Eight credit points is the standard full time load for one year of study.
* The 'indicative annual course fee' cited has been provided as a guide only. It has been calculated on the basis of a typical enrolment of a student undertaking the course in 2009, and reflects the cost involved in undertaking a full-time quota of units within the specified discipline.
The actual fees charged by Deakin University will depend upon the discipline from which each individual unit is chosen, and may vary from the indicative course fee cited, particularly if units are chosen from a number of disciplines. The cost of each unit offered in 2009 can be viewed at http://www.deakin.edu.au/current-students/handbooks2009/search.php.
Please note that the fees per unit/credit point may increase annually due to rises in the cost of course delivery and service.
Deakin assumes no responsibility for persons relying on 'indicative course fees' to calculate the total future cost of their course.
On graduation, you will have the scope to gain employment in both the public and private sectors, in areas such as marine conservation, marine biology and ecology, marine environmental assessment, fisheries assessment, marine and coastal management and estuaries assessment and management. Graduates have secured positions such as fisheries biologist, environmental manager, research scientist, environmental consultant, water quality officer and waterways manager. An increasing number of graduates are actively engaged in research in similar areas.
To be awarded a Bachelor of Environmental Science (Marine Biology) degree, a student must complete 24 credit points including 18-credit-points of core units. There are six elective units available giving students the opportunity to undertake study in another area of interest from the University.
Students should note that they must also comply with the following rules:
* level 1 - up to 10 credit points
* levels 2 and 3 - at least 14 credit points over both levels
* level 3 - at least 6 credit points of which at least 4 must be science course-grouped
* All students are required to complete at least one wholly online unit.
SQA101 Ecology and the Environment
SQB144 Introduction to Marine and Freshwater Biology
SQP105 Introduction to Aquatic Pollution
SQP106 Essential Skills in Marine and Freshwater Science
SBS010 Laboratory Safety Induction Program *
SQA102 The Physical Environment
SQP126 Practical Skills in Marine and Freshwater Science
SQB161 Aquaculture and the Environment
plus one elective unit
* SBS010 is a compulsory 0-credit point unit
SQA201 Society and Environment
SQB244 Aquatic Ecology
SQB255 Marine Biology
SBS251 Research Methods and Data Analysis
SQB261 Diversity of Fishes
SQB263 Marine and Coastal Ecosystems
SQP252 Introduction to Environmental Chemistry
plus one elective unit
SQA301 Professional Practice
SQB334 Temperate Marine Ecology
SQP302 Geographic Information Systems: Uses in Aquatic Environments
plus one elective unit
SQB336 The Seas - Their Use and Misuse
plus three elective units
In addition to student contribution fees, students should be aware that they may be required to meet their own expenses in connection with food and accommodation while on fieldwork.
Admission requirements - general
General admission requirements for entry into undergraduate courses for international students at Deakin are summarised in the undergraduate admission requirements table (194kb).
Some courses may have additional entry requirements.
Students must also meet the undergraduate English language requirements.
Advanced standing - general
If you have completed previous studies which you believe may reduce the number of units you have to complete at Deakin, indicate in the appropriate section on your application that you wish to be considered for advanced standing. You will need to provide your previous course details so your credit can be determined. If you are eligible, your offer letter will then contain information about your advanced standing.
Your advanced standing is formally approved prior to your enrolment at Deakin during the Enrolment and Orientation Program. You must bring original documents relating to your previous study so that this approval can occur.
You can also refer to the Advanced Standing System which outlines the credit that may be granted towards a Deakin University degree.
How to apply
* Applicant Portal: Use our online application system to submit and track your application now.
* Apply through a Deakin International office: Fill out an application form and submit it to a Deakin International office.
* Apply through a Deakin representative: Take your application form to your preferred agent for assistance.
Tracking your application:
If you have already applied and wish to enquire about your application please refer to the relevant area through which you originally applied.
* If you applied online, log back into the Applicant Portal using your username and password.
* If you applied through a Deakin representative please contact your representative.
* If you applied through a Deakin International office please contact that office.