The entry requirement is one of the following:
A Bachelor of Science degree with a weighted average mark (WAM) of 65 or greater. The BSc. degree may be in any discipline of Science; OR
A Bachelor of Science Honours degree in any Science discipline; OR
A Bachelor of Science degree with a WAM of 50-65 plus at least 5 years professional experience in a relevant field of marine science or environmental science; OR
Any degree with an appropriate Science major with numerical or data handing skills plus at least 5 years professional experience in a relevant field of marine science or environmental science.
Students are expected to have completed undergraduate level statistical analysis before commencing this program. Students who do not have this knowledge will be required to enrol into BEES5041 Data Analysis for Environmental Science and Management as one of their directed electives.
Applicants with other relevant qualifications and experience not listed above may apply for admission to this program. In accordance with UNSW Policy and Procedure on Recognition of Prior Learning, applicants will need to demonstrate that they have achieved the same knowledge and skills (learning outcomes) through their formal or informal learning as the qualifications listed for entry into this program. This may be evidenced by qualification certificates, records of assessment activities relating to course or program learning outcomes, examples of experience from the workplace, community, or other context which demonstrate relevant skills, knowledge or competencies, membership (or eligibility for membership) of professional organisations which require attainment of certain qualifications, or testimonials of skills, knowledge or competencies from workplace supervisors. Any relevant documentation should be attached to the application and will be considered by the Academic Coordinator for the Program.
Students with an Honours degree (AQF Level 8) in science may be eligible for up to 24 UOC of advanced standing, depending upon numerical literacy and background in marine science. These students will then need to complete 48 UOC of courses to complete the program which includes 24 UOC of compulsory core courses, 12 UOC of directed electives at UNSW and 12 UOC of electives at two of the partner universities. Advanced standing will be determined on a case-by-case basis by the Program Coordinator.