Why study ocean and climate sciences?
Study in this area is for those students who wish to gain a sound basis for understanding the behaviour of oceans and coastal seas, and also the climate, so that resources in a changing environment can be soundly managed.
The ocean and climate sciences major provides you with a deeper understanding of the physical processes shaping the marine environment and influencing climate.
On successful completion of this major you will be prepared for a professional career as a consultant or scientist with institutions such as the Bureau of Meteorology, various divisions of CSIRO, SARDI, the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), or in aquaculture or environmental consulting firms in private industry.
Completion of a higher degree (PhD or Master of Science) provides even greater Career opportunities including working as part of an international team of scientists on large projects devoted to improving knowledge of the ocean and climate sciences.