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Bachelor of Science in Marine Biology Major

Auckland University of Technology
Auckland
English
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Program description

Studying a Bachelor of Science is guaranteed to quench your thirst for knowledge about the world, and will be the start of a lifelong career in science.

Study with us and you have access to some of the best lecturers in New Zealand and state-of-the-art equipment. You’ll have lots of opportunities to apply your knowledge in the lab or on field trips. Our strong links with the scientific community extend right across the world – making it easy for you to transition from university to your career.

In the Marine Biology major in the Bachelor of Science you explore marine sciences, including the biology of fish and aquatic plants and marine invertebrates.

With 71 percent of the earth’s surface covered by water, marine life is critical to our existence. It’s one of the most valuable sources of food, medicine and raw materials. New discoveries are made daily in marine biology and ecology, making this an exciting and dynamic career choice with endless potential.

This major covers marine biology (the scientific study of organisms in the ocean) and marine ecology (how marine organisms interact with each other and the environment). Field trips are a key part of this major – you frequently go out on boats to investigate marine life or learn about aquaculture techniques, coastal processes, oceanography, management and conservation theories and practices.
Key features:

  • Dynamic industry with regular new discoveries
  • Hands-on learning in marine environments, using AUT’s custom-built boat
  • Opportunity to complete a research project and industry placement

Career opportunities:

  • Aquaculture business owner
  • Marine scientist or technologist
  • Farm/hatchery manager
  • Production supervisor
  • Science teacher (After completing a graduate diploma in education.)

Admission requirements

All applicants need to meet AUT’s minimum entry requirements qualification equivalent to New Zealand year 13 or University Entrance.

Useful New Zealand school subjects: Biology and other science subjects

English Language requirements:

Minimum IELTS (Academic) score of 6.0 overall with all bands 5.5 or higher; or equivalent; TOEFL iBT score of 80; Certificate in English for Academic Study (CertEAS) with B/B+ grade; GIE with B grade; CAE minimum overall score of 169; PTE minimum overall score of 50.


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Auckland University of Technology

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AUT University offers a unique profile reflecting our innovative approaches to teaching, learning and research. This is a university that is outward-looking, developing and adapting to the social, economic and technological realities which shape the world today. As a result...


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Auckland University of Technology

55 Wellesley Street East
1010 Auckland
New Zealand

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