The combined degrees program of Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology), 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 (Marine Biology) 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 (Marine Biology) 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 (Marine Biology), Bachelor of Archaeology a student must complete the following program of study with a grade of P or NGP or better in each topic:

  • Marine Biology component of at least 90 units for the Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology), as detailed below

  • an Archaeology component of at least 54 units for the Bachelor of Archaeology, as detailed below.

Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology) Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Science (Marine Biology) a student must complete 90 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:

 BIOL1101  Evolution of Biological Diversity  (4.5 units)
 BIOL1102  Molecular Basis of Life  (4.5 units)
 BIOL1301  Introduction to Marine Biology  (4.5 units)
 EASC1102  Marine Sciences  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

18 units comprising:

 SPOC1701  The Nature of Science I  (4.5 units)
 STAT1122  Biostatistics  (4.5 units)

Plus one of:

 CHEM1101  Chemical Structure and Bonding  (4.5 units)
 CHEM1201  General Chemistry  (4.5 units)

Plus:

 CHEM1202  Chemistry for the Life Sciences  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

27 units comprising:

 BIOL2701  Experimental Design and Statistics for Biology  (4.5 units)
 BIOL2702  Genetics, Evolution and Biodiversity  (4.5 units)
 BIOL2711  Ecology  (4.5 units)
 BIOL2712  Animal Diversity  (4.5 units)
 BIOL2742  Marine Ecology  (4.5 units)
 EASC2701  Coasts and Oceans  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 4 topics

27 units comprising:

 BIOL3700  Biology Research Project  (4.5 units)
 BIOL3701  Conservation Biology and Restoration Ecology  (4.5 units)
 BIOL3702  Marine and Freshwater Biology  (4.5 units)
 BIOL3711  Plant and Algal Diversity  (4.5 units)
 BIOL3751  Marine Mammals, Birds and Reptiles  (4.5 units)
 BIOL3752  Fisheries Biology, Science and Management  (4.5 units)

Bachelor of Archaeology Component

To qualify for the Bachelor of Archaeology a student must complete 54 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:

 ARCH1001  Discovering Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH1002  From the Palaeolithic to Pompeii: An Exploration of World Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH1005  Cultural Anthropology: Human Diversity through Film  (4.5 units)
 COMS1001  Academic and Professional Communication (4.5 units)

Core - Year 2 topics

18 units comprising:

 ARCH1006  Sex, Death and Ritual in the Ancient World  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2106  Archaeological Field Methods  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2202  Archaeology of the First Australians  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2213  Human Evolution and the Fossil Record  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 3 topics

4.5 units comprising:

 ARCH2212  The Archaeology of Modern Society  (4.5 units)

Option - Year 3 topics

Select 4.5 units of option topics from the list below.

 ARCH2204  Australian Maritime Archaeology  (4.5 units)
 ARCH2211  Ships and Seafaring in the Indian Ocean  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3208  History and Issues in Maritime Archaeology  (4.5 units)

Core - Year 4 topics

9 units comprising:

 ARCH3107  History of Archaeological Thought  (4.5 units)
 ARCH3109  Environmental Archaeology  (4.5 units)