This is a cross institutional and multidisciplinary major that combines professional and marine science subjects to ensure you acquired skills to be a qualified marine scientist who can engage in research, practice commercially or manage an organisation. It offers you the unique opportunity to enrol at UTS, complete the capstone unit at the Sydney Institute of Marine Science (SIMS) and then take two elective subjects at one of SIMS’s partner universities. Developed in collaboration with SIMS and its four partners, namely UTS, the University of Sydney, Macquarie University and the University of New
South Wales, you’ll have access to a group of highly regarded marine scientists from these institutions. You’ll undertake core units at UTS, and have the opportunity to take electives at one of the partner universities. The capstone unit will be taught by scientists from the four partner universities at SIMS. It comprises a lecture series and practical component using real-life data from the Australian Integrated Marine Observatory System. The distinctive feature of this program at UTS, is that it not only trains you to be a skilled marine scientist but also gives you good managerial skills such as communication skills, project management, commercialization and entrepreneurship.