Marine and Coastal Science

What is Marine and Coastal Science?
Marine and Coastal Science offers a unique opportunity to study across both, physical and biological aspects of the marine environment. Biologists, geologists and oceanographers strive to learn more about the oceans so we can both use and protect this valuable resource.

Marine biologists work with geologists who study the topography of the ocean floor, sediments and marine resources; with physical oceanographers who study the waves, currents and tides; or with chemists who study the chemical composition of seawater, including the concentrations of pollutants and nutrients.

Marine and Coastal Science as part of your Diploma
UNSW Diploma students learn the fundamentals required for their future studies in discipline-specific diploma courses that are equivalent to First Year undergraduate courses at UNSW Sydney.

The added support that diploma students receive will equip them with academic and English skills and ensure they are well prepared for their journey into Second Year at UNSW Sydney.

Marine and Coastal Science Diploma Courses
View the courses you will be studying in your first year at UNSW Global below.

Marine and Coastal Science Courses
  • Mathematics 1A
  • Mathematics 1B
  • Chemistry A: Atoms, Molecules & Energy
  • Chemistry B: Elements, Compounds & Life
  • Molecules, Cells and Genes
  • Applied Biomolecular Sciences
  • Evolutionary & Functional Biology
  • Communication & Academic Literacy