Fast facts

Course type: Undergraduate degree
Course length: 3 years full-time or equivalent part-time
Location: On campus

2017 Australian Tertiary Admission Rank (ATAR): 70.00
Guaranteed entry ATAR:
Certificate 4 or above
Bonus points: Yes

Admission information setsFlinders University | Bachelor of Science specialisations

International students:
FISC Foundation: 6.6, A Levels: 9, IB Diploma: 27, Gao Kao: Tier Two
English requirements

Course overview

The Bachelor of Science (Coasts and Oceans) provides you with an understanding of a variety of coastal, marine and ocean systems and examines the physical processes shaping coastal and marine environments.

You will be introduced to the use of coasts and oceans as resources and a variety of management and policy interventions, with the opportunity to participate in project work and field exercises.

There is also scope for interdisciplinary studies which combine this area with other ares such as biology, and hydrology, to broaden employment opportunities.

A Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Coasts and Oceans) 4 year program is also available.

What will I study? 

Refer to the course rule.

Why study Coasts and Oceans at Flinders?

  • This is the only specialised degree of its kind in South Australia.
  • This degree:
    • offers a balance between understanding coastal and marine processes and practical management strategies for sustaining coastal marine environments
    • examines the physical processes shaping coastal and marine environments
    • introduces you to the use of coasts and oceans as resources
  • You can combine this area of study with others such as biology and hydrology to broaden your employment possibilities.

Combined degree options

You can combine this degree with any other bachelor degree within the College of Science and Engineering, subject to meeting entry requirements.

You can also combine this course with the following: 

Entry requirements

Prerequisities: None

Domestic students: You can qualify for undergraduate courses through: year 12 qualifications, adult entry (STAT/Bridging Program), TAFE/VET qualification, higher education transfers. Flinders also offers a range of special access schemes. Refer to undergraduate study applications.

International students: Entry and English requirements

Applications and annual fees

Domestic students
SATAC code: 234251
Mid year entry: Yes
Applications: SATAC Uniweb 
Annual fees:

Place type: Commonwealth supported

2018: $8,981


International students
CRICOS code: 089664B
Mid year entry: Yes

How to apply 

Annual fees:

2018: $29,900
2019: $32,900



  • Domestic student fees are indicative only. Further information: How are these fees calculated?
  • We accept international applications for programs commencing beyond the year advertised and tuition fees for these years will be higher. Please note that your tuition fees may be subject to an annual increase.

Credit transfer

Refer to credit transfer for further information.

Related courses

Further study options

Course brochures

Domestic students

Science and environment (PDF 1MB)

International students

International course guides