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Coastal Environmental Science Major  

The Coastal Environmental Science major is intended for individuals who have an enthusiasm for physical, chemical and biological maritime and atmospheric science.  This major provides opportunity to take on relevant academic study and consequently pursue a professional career in the burgeoning environmental science field.   Delivery of the Coastal Environmental Science major within the Bachelor of Science course occurs at ECU South West in collaboration with the Department of Water, the Bureau of Meteorology, South West Catchments Council and local coast-care agencies.  This major fits with the Surf Science major however it provides a flexible pathway for students to pursue study in any of the science majors offered at ECU Joondalup and Mount Lawley campuses.  Water monitoring, coastal zone management and snorkelling excursions to Rottnest Island and south west venues are some of the exciting aspects of the Coastal Environmental Science major.


The units listed in this major may be subject to change over the duration of the course.


This major requires a total of eight units (120 credit points) listed below.



Environmental Scientist, Hydrographer, Meteorologist, Coastal Zone Manager, Marine Scientist.

This unit set is available on Bunbury Campus.
This unit set is available in the following modes of delivery - On-campus, and Online.
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SST1112 Oceanography 15
SST2117 Meteorology 15
SST2122 Waves, Tides and Beaches 15
SST3130 Coastal Zone Management 15
SST3232 Marine Environmental Issues 15
SST3333 Ocean Ecosystems 15
RPS3110 Applied Research Methods 15
SST3227 Science Project 15

Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014