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Bachelor of Science (Honours) (Coasts and Oceans)

Dive into the science of our coasts and oceans.

Develop an understanding of a variety of coastal, marine and ocean systems, and examines the physical processes shaping these 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.

Quick Facts

Duration: 4 years full-time
Start Date: March, July
Tuition Fee: $36,500
Location: Bedford Park, Australia


Assumed knowledge:


IELTS total:
Pearson overall score: 50
CRICOS code: 089671C
Delivery mode: On campus: Bedford Park

Why study Coasts and Oceans at Flinders

  • Offers a balance between understanding coastal and marine processes, and practical management strategies for sustaining coastal and marine environments
  • Examines the physical processes shaping coastal and marine environments
  • Introduces you to the use of coasts and oceans as resources
  • Combine this area of study with others such as biology and hydrology to broaden your employment possibilities

Practical experience

The degree provides you with practical experience that prepares you for the workforce.

  • Participate in project work, field exercises, and practical challenges.
  • Undertake applied environmental practice topics in third year.


“I had a nice relationship with all my lecturers. They were committed to helping you out with everything, especially if you showed that you cared about your work. Uni organised for me to go to Flinders Partners to work on software for innovation management. I was so pleased when they offered me a full-time position.”

Nadine Saadi // Flinders University student


Your degree is the first step towards a range of employment opportunities.

Potential occupations include:

  • coastal and estuary officer
  • coastal ocean modeller
  • coastal programs officer
  • marine planning project officer
  • oceanographic officer.

Potential employers include:

  • government institutions
  • government agencies
  • meteorological departments
  • environmental departments
  • research institutes.