The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Science (Coasts and Oceans), Bachelor of Archaeology requires the completion of a minimum of 144 units of study.

Admission requirements

For admission to the program, students must apply for admission to the Bachelor of Science (Coasts and Oceans) combined degrees through SATAC.

Eligible students who decide to take up the combined degrees program in a subsequent year will be required to apply via university internal transfer, for admission to the award in which they are not enrolled.

Students enrolled in a combined degree program must complete the full program specified within the combined program for each degree before they can graduate with either award.

Students who commence, but subsequently do not wish to complete, the combined degrees program may be eligible to transfer to either the Bachelor of Archaeology or Bachelor of Science (Coasts and Oceans) and to receive credit for some or all of the topics already completed.

Program of study

To qualify for the combined degrees of Bachelor of Science (Coasts and Oceans), Bachelor of Archaeology a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

  • Coasts and Oceans component of at least 81 units for the Bachelor of Science (Coasts and Oceans), as detailed below.

  • an Archaeology component of at least 63 units for the Bachelor of Archaeology, as detailed below.

Bachelor of Science (Coasts and Oceans) Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science (Coasts and Oceans) a student must complete 81 units, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

Core - Year 1 topics

18 units comprising:

EASC1101  Earth and Environmental Sciences (4.5 units)
EASC1102   Marine Sciences (4.5 units)
GEOG1001  Environment and Society (4.5 units)
SPOC1701  The Nature of Science I (4.5 units)

Option - Year 1 topics

Choose 4.5 units from:

MATH1701  Mathematics Fundamentals A (4.5 units)
MATH1121  Mathematics 1A (4.5 units)
NMCY1001  Academic and Professional Numeracy (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

18 units comprising:

EASC2701  Coasts and Oceans (4.5 units)
EASC2702  Global Climate Change (4.5 units)
ENVS2731  Coastal Processes (4.5 units)
GEOG1003  Introduction to Geographical Information Systems (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

9 units comprising:

ENVS3711  Introduction to Managing Coastal and Marine Environments  (4.5 units)
GEOG2701  Introduction to Remote Sensing (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

Choose 4.5 units from Option A ^
Plus 4.5  units from Option B ^^

Core - Year 4 topics

13.5 units comprising:

ENVS3702  Applied Practice in Environment  (9.0 units)
ENVS3791  Coastal Environments  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 4 topics

Choose 4.5 units from Option A ^
Plus 4.5  units from Option B ^^

List Option A ^

BIOL2742  Marine Ecology  (4.5 units)#
EASC3742  Earth Fluid Modelling  (4.5 units)
ENVS3732  Environmental Impact Assessment  (4.5 units)
ENVS3742  Emerging Issues in Australian Environmental Management  (4.5 units)

List Option B ^^

BIOL3701  Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology  (4.5 units)#
ENGR2751
  Fluid Mechanics  (4.5 units)#
ENVS2761  Hydrology  (4.5 units)
ENVS3750  Field Studies in Environmental Disciplines  (4.5 units)

#These topics may require pre-requisites to be taken as electives to be eligible for enrolment


Bachelor of Archaeology Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Archaeology a student must complete 63 units, with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic, according to the program of study below.

Core - Year 1 topics

13.5 units comprising:

 ARCH1001  Discovering Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH1002  From the Palaeolithic to Pompeii: An Exploration of World Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 COMS1001  Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

18 units comprising:

 ARCH1005  Cultural Anthropology: Human Diversity through Film  (4.5 units)
 ARCH1006  Sex, Death and Ritual in the Ancient World  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2106  Archaeological Field Methods  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2212  The Archaeology of Modern Society  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

18 units comprising:

 ARCH2202  Archaeology of the First Australians  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2204  Australian Maritime Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2211  Ships and Seafaring in the Indian Ocean  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2213  Human Evolution and the Fossil Record  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 4 topics

13.5 units comprising:

 ARCH3107  History of Archaeological Thought  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3109  Environmental Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3208  History and Issues in Maritime Archaeology  (4.5 units)