Bachelor of Marine and Wildlife Conservation (BMarineWildlifeCon)

Program Code

BMWC

Academic Year

2024

Special Notes

These Program Rules should be read in conjunction with the University's policies (http://www.adelaide.edu.au/policies).

Overview

The Bachelor of Marine and Wildlife Conservation is designed to prepare students for a broad range of careers in marine biology and wildlife conservation biology. Students initially build their foundational knowledge of biology, ecology, evolutionary biology, practical statistics, botany and zoology as well as develop skills in the field identification of animal and plant taxa. Students then focus on the theoretical, practical and fieldwork aspects of environmental monitoring, coastal management, biodiversity assessment and landscape restoration. There is a strong emphasis on experiential learning and the application of specialised research methodologies specific to marine and wildlife conservation. 

The Bachelor of Marine and Wildlife Conservation is an AQF Level 7 qualification with a standard full-time duration of 3 years.

Program Learning Outcome
1. Demonstrate a coherent understanding of marine and wildlife conservation and its science by: 1.1 articulating the methods of science and explaining why current scientific knowledge is both contestable and testable by further inquiry 1.2 explaining the role and relevance of science and in particular marine and wildlife conservation in society.
2. Exhibit depth and breadth of scientific knowledge within marine biology and/or wildlife conservation biology.
3. Critically analyse and solve scientific problems in marine biology and wildlife conservation biology by: 3.1 gathering, synthesising and critically evaluating information from a range of sources 3.2 designing and planning an investigation 3.3 selecting and applying practical and/or theoretical techniques or tools in order to conduct an investigation 3.4 collecting, accurately recording, interpreting and drawing conclusions from scientific data 3.5 demonstrating the cooperativity and effectiveness of working in a team environment.
4. Effectively communicate scientific results, information, or arguments, to a range of audiences, for a range of purposes, and using a variety of modes.
5. Be accountable for their own learning and scientific work by: 5.1 being independent and self-directed learners 5.2 working effectively, responsibly and safely in an individual or team context 5.3 demonstrating knowledge of the regulatory frameworks, relevant to wildlife conservation and marine biology 5.4 personally practicing ethical conduct.
Conditions

Interruption of program: Students must apply for permission from the Executive Dean or delegate before taking a Leave of Absence. Any extension of the leave without approval will result in the loss of place in the program but an application may be made to be re-admitted to the program subject to the admission procedures in place at the time.

Program Maximum Duration: As specified in Table 1 of the Coursework Academic Programs Policy, this program must be completed within a Maximum Duration which includes any periods of non-enrolment, leave of absence or approved study at other institutions for credit towards a Program.

Academic Program Rules for Bachelor of Marine and Wildlife Conservation

There shall be a Bachelor of Marine and Wildlife Conservation.

Qualification Requirements
Academic Program: 

To qualify for the degree of Bachelor of Marine and Wildlife Conservation, the student must complete satisfactorily a program of study consisting of the following courses with a combined total of not less than 72 units, comprising:

  1. Core courses to the value of 48 units.
  2. Elective courses to the value of 24 units. 
  3. Level I courses not exceeding 30 units.
  4. Level III Science courses to the value of at least 24 units.
  5. Broadening experience.
Core Courses

To satisfy the requirements for Core Courses students must complete courses to the value of 48 units.

Level I

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ABORIG 1001 Indigenous People, Country & Protocols 3
BIOLOGY 1101 Biology I: Molecules, Genes and Cells 3
BIOLOGY 1202 Biology I: Organisms 3
ENV BIOL 1002 Ecological Issues I 3
GEOLOGY 1103 Building a Habitable Planet 3
SCIENCE 1410 Foundations in Research I (Marine & Wildlife Conservation) 3
STATS 1000 Statistical Practice I 3

Level II

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENV BIOL 2500 Botany II 3
ENV BIOL 2502 Ecology II 3
ENV BIOL 2510 Plant Identification II 3
ENV BIOL 2520 Animal Identification (Wildlife Conservation) II 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENV BIOL 2503 Zoology II 3
ENV BIOL 2530 Zoology II (Marine Biology) 3

Level III

All of the following courses must be completed:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENV BIOL 3010 Marine Ecology III 3
ENV BIOL 3121 Concepts in Ecology III 3
ENV BIOL 3510 Research Methods: Ecology, Marine & Wildlife III 3

and

Courses to the value of 3 units from the following:

Subject / Catalogue Course Title Unit Value
ENV BIOL 3505 Marine & Wildlife Conservation III 3
ENV BIOL 3580 Conservation Biology III 3