The Associate Degree in Applied Science (Marine Environment) is offered by the IMAS (Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies) North and is available at Launceston. This course provides an innovative translational science approach to the educational experience in Australia with a broad introductory exposure to the areas of natural sciences, social sciences, technology, management and electives that include economics and policy, and law. Students choose two areas of study to specialise in from the five specialisations on offer: Aquaculture, Aquatic Science, Aquatic Biology, Fisheries Management, Marine Conservation. Graduates will be able to: Apply their disciplinary knowledge effectively in the work force Analyse critical factors that affect the management of the ocean and coastal environment and marine resources Apply a broad range of generic/transferable skills in other areas of endeavour Continue their learning by applying academic skills engendered from their studies Students successfully completing the Associate Degree of Applied Science (Marine Environment) are eligible to articulate into the Bachelor of Applied Science (Marine Environment); students may be eligible to receive upto 12 units of advanced standing towards the Bachelor degree.
Careers in marine conservation and environmental management, fisheries management, aquaculture, the tourism industry, shipping industry, off-shore industries, non-governmental organizations and all levels of government from local to global.