Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) (J3T)

Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) (J3T)

DURATION:       Min. 3 Years (full-time), Max. 7 years (part-time) *

LOCATION:       Newnham campus (Launceston)

INTAKE:            February, July

CRICOS:           065473G       

* Part-time study is not available to international students on a student visa studying in Australia.

About the Course

This is a vibrant and contemporary undergraduate degree that develops specialist skills and knowledge in the following major disciplines:

  • Aquaculture 
  • Fisheries Management
  • Marine Conservation

The flexible degree structure of this course means that students can gain broad exposure across natural and biological sciences, economics, management, social science, policy and law. This applied science degree leads to a variety of career pathways specific to marine-related research, sustainable resource use and environmental management.

Students gain hands-on experience in field research techniques and laboratory methods, together with opportunities to undertake work placement in industry, government and non-government organisations relevant to their chosen major. The degree has a backbone of eight core units supporting the choice of one of three disciplinary majors. These core units provide a strong foundation to understand the natural science of the marine environment.

Course structure

Please visit the Course & Unit Handbook to read the Course Structure.


Prospective students must meet AMC/UTAS undergraduate general entry requirements:

Mathematics Applied, English and a science subject are also required (though applicants with relevant experience will be considered).

An alternative pathway to the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment) is to complete the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Marine Environment).

Further study options

Honous, Graduate Certificate, Graduate Diploma, Masters, PhD

Career opportunities

This degree is accredited by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science & Technology (IMarEST), with graduates recognised as meeting the academic base requirement (in part) for registration as a chartered scientist and chartered marine scientist, and (in full) for registration as a registered marine scientist.

Graduates can pursue exciting scientific and technical careers in fields such as wild-capture fisheries, aquaculture technology, marine tourism, environmental management and conservation, biosecurity and marine science, policy and research. Career opportunities exist across local, national and international organisations, with graduates securing diverse roles within private companies, at all levels of government, and within non-government organisations (NGOs).

Course Costs

Please visit the Fees and Assistance web page for further information.


Newnham Campus, Launceston, Tasmania, Australia

Scholarships available

The University of Tasmania Scholarships Program provides students with significant financial and academic support to study at the Australian Maritime College, a specialist institute of the University of Tasmania.

For further Scholarship information, please visit the University of Tasmania Scholarships website.

How to apply

Australian & New Zealand students - please visit the AMC Online Application page for details on how to apply. Alternatively, you can apply through your states’ Tertiary Admissions Centres.

International Students – please visit the UTAS International Students Apply for Admission page.

Need further information?

Please complete the Online Enquiry Form and the most appropriate person will respond to you directly.