SIMS Masters Program

The Master of Marine Science and Management program is taught under the framework of SIMS as a partnership between four major Australian universities.

It is a unique Australian cross-institutional postgraduate marine science program, which will combine each institute’s strengths in marine science research and education to provide a truly multidisciplinary learning environment.

The program covers a wide diversity of disciplines including climate change science and mitigation, marine biology, coastal management and engineering, oceanography, marine ecology and geosciences. It allows you to customize the degree by advancing your knowledge and skill base to your personal interest and goals.

Beyond traditionally taught subjects, emphasis is placed on new approaches to marine science and management, such as geographic information systems, remote sensing data analyses and habitat mapping. The capstone unit Topics in Australian Marine Science is taught here at SIMS and explores a variety of marine data provided by the national facility IMOS – Integrated Marine Observing System, which has deployed a range of instruments to measure Australia’s coast and oceans.

You can enrol in the program in one of the three partner universities:

  • University of Sydney
  • University of New South Wales
  • Macquarie University

Program requirements:

  • Undertake the capstone unit that will be taught at SIMS by scientists from the four partner universities. This unit will have a practical component using real-life data from IMOS (Integrated Marine Observing System).
  • Undertake the 10 units at your home university, including enrolling in the capstone subject
  • Choose 2 additional units at any of the partner universities.

Choose units covering at least 3 of the 4 main areas of knowledge that include: (1) Marine biology/Biological oceanography; (2) Marine geosciences/Coastal engineering; (3) Physical oceanography/Marine engineering; and, (4) Environmental management/sustainability.

For detailed program information and a list of units of study at each university please visit the following websites: