|Marine Science & Management - 8270|
The Program is aimed at both domestic and international students interested in the interdisciplinary field of marine science and management. Topics in marine science including coastal management and engineering, climate change, marine ecology and conservation, physical oceanography and modelling. The Master of Marine Science and Management is a joint program between UNSW and three Sydney Institute of Marine Science partner universities. Students enrol in the program at UNSW, but complete two courses at two of the partner universities (meaning students will take courses from three universities in total), and a seminar series at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science at Chowder Bay (offered under MSCI6681).
The objectives of the programs are:
Marine Science and Management is a 48 UoC coursework program. At UNSW, students undertake compulsory courses (24 UoC) and two electives (12 UoC). These can be taken in any order, full-time or part-time. Students take the other two electives (12 UoC) at two of the three SIMS partner universities (University of Technology Sydney, University of Sydney, and Macquarie University). To fulfil the program requirements students need to complete at least one course from three of the four core topics (Marine Biology / Biological Oceanography, Marine Geosciences / Coastal Engineering, Physical Oceanography / Marine Engineering, Environmental Management / Sustainability).
An applicant to a Postgraduate coursework program shall, as approved by the Program Authority:
Compulsory Courses (24 UOC)
Marine Biology / Biological Oceanography:
Marine Geosciences / Coastal Engineering:
Physical Oceanography / Marine Engineering:
Environmental Management / Sustainability:
Elective Courses (24 UOC)
The degree of Master of Marine Science and Management by formal coursework may be awarded by the Council to a candidate who has satisfactorily completed a program of advanced study. The criteria for students enrolling in the program is as follows:
(1) A candidate for the degree shall:
(a) have been awarded an appropriate degree of Bachelor of three full-time years duration (or the part-time equivalent) from the University of New South Wales or
(b) a qualification considered equivalent from another university or tertiary institution at a level acceptable to the Postgraduate Coursework Education Committee of the Faculty (hereinafter referred to as the Committee)
(2) An applicant who submits evidence of such other academic or professional attainments as may be approved by the Committee may be permitted to enrol for the degree.
(3) If the Committee is not satisfied with the qualifications submitted by an applicant the Committee may require the applicant to undergo such assessment or carry out such work as the Committee may prescribe, before permitting enrolment.
Enrolment and Progression
(1) An application to enrol as a candidate for the degree shall be made in the first instance using the online form by the application closing date. Where this is not possible the hard copy of the prescribed form may be obtained from Direct Admissions and submitted by the application closing date.
(2) A candidate for the degree shall be required to undertake such formal courses including the submission of a report on a project, and pass such assessment as prescribed. The project shall be under the supervision of an academic staff member and shall be assessed by two examiners (for a major project).
(3) The progress of a candidate shall be reviewed at least once a year by the Committee and as a result of its review the Committee may cancel enrolment or take such other action as it considers appropriate.
(4) No candidate shall be awarded the degree until the lapse of two academic sessions from the date of enrolment in the case of a full-time candidate and four sessions in the case of a part-time candidate. The maximum period of candidature shall be four academic sessions from the date of enrolment for a full-time candidate, eight sessions for a part-time candidate, and ten sessions for an external candidate. In special cases an extension of these times may be granted by the Committee.
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