The major in Marine Science provides students with the opportunity to develop graduate attributes that are recognised as appropriate by professional scientists working within the broad subject areas of marine ecology, coastal physical processes, conservation, biodiversity, and spatial ecology.

Marine Science is available as a first major or second major in the Bachelor of Science (BSc) and Bachelor of Science (Technology), or as a minor in other undergraduate degrees, subject to approval of the Division in which the student is enrolled.

To complete Marine Science as a single major for the BSc or BSc(Tech), students must gain 135 points including 105 points above 100 level, and 45 points above 200 level. Students must complete MARIN101, MARIN102, BIOEB202, EARTH241, ENVSC201, MARIN201, AQCUL302, BIOEB305 and EARTH341.

To complete Marine Science as a double major for the BSc or BSc(Tech), students must gain 120 points including 90 points above 100 level, and at least 30 points above 200 level. Students must complete MARIN101, MARIN102, MARIN201, and 75 points from BIOEB202, EARTH241, ENVSC201, ENVSC202, AQCUL302, BIOEB305, or EARTH341.

To complete a minor in Marine Science, students must complete 60 points from the papers listed for the Marine Science major, including at least 30 points above 100 level. Students must complete MARIN101, MARIN102 and 30 points from BIOEB202, EARTH241, MARIN201, AQCUL302, BIOEB305 or EARTH341.

Other qualifications

Prescriptions for:

Marine Science papers

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Code and paper title Points
MARIN101 Marine Biodiversity - Rerenga Rauropi Taimoana right arrow

This paper provides an introduction to marine ecosystems, the form and function of key marine taxa, the identification of New Zealand marine plants...

15 24A (Tauranga)
MARIN102 Marine Mammals, Birds and Apex Predators right arrow

This paper provides an overview of marine charismatic megafauna and ecosystem processes including food webs, biogeochemical cycling, trophic...

15 24B (Tauranga)
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BIOEB202 Principles of Ecology right arrow

This paper covers the principles of ecology, including adaptation to the environment, intra- and inter-specific interactions, community and ecosystem...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
EARTH241 Oceanography right arrow

This paper introduces students to the broad scale properties, issues, and research importance of the global ocean via the main disciplines of...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
ENVSC201 Environmental Monitoring right arrow

An introduction to reasons for, and design and implementation of, environmental monitoring in New Zealand. Skills in data collection, management...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
Code and paper title Points
AQCUL302 Research Tools for the Aquaculture Industry right arrow

Research and development is essential to develop an efficient and sustainable aquaculture industry. This paper provides students with a knowledge and...

15 24B (Tauranga)
BIOEB305 Marine Ecology right arrow

An introduction to the structure and functioning of marine ecosystems. The paper explores the fundamentals of ecology (e.g. disturbance/recovery...

15 24B (Hamilton) & 24B (Tauranga)
EARTH341 Coastal Oceanography right arrow

This paper focuses on the physical oceanography of the coastal zone. Topics include estuarine circulation, wind driven currents on the shelf...

15 24A (Hamilton) & 24A (Tauranga)
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2024 Catalogue of Papers information current as of 24 May 2024 01:00am