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Coastal Marine Group (CMG)

Study Coastal Marine Science

The University of Waikato is uniquely placed to offer a thorough grounding in all aspects of coastal marine science. This is because we are situated close to both North Island coasts. Our teaching programme provides an opportunity for students in their first year to develop a broad understanding of Earth's systems, and then in following years to increase the depth of their studies to include topics such as:

  • Oceanography
  • Coastal marine science
  • Environmental monitoring and management
  • CMG

The demand from employers for graduates majoring in Biological Sciences, Earth Sciences, Environmental Planning and Environmental Sciences is real and wide-ranging. A qualification focusing on coastal marine science will provide a wide range of career opportunities such as resource and environmental industries, in government agencies and in research institutes and universities.

Relevant undergraduate papers:

  • EARTH231 Water Resources, Weather and Climate
  • EARTH241 Oceanography
  • BIOL314 Marine Biology and Monitoring
  • ERTH343 Coastal Geomorphology and Management
  • ERTH344 Coastal Oceanography and Engineering

Relevant graduate papers:

  • BIOL562 Marine and Estuarine Ecology
  • ERTH562 Coastal Sedimentation
  • ERTH563 Coastal and Estuarine Processes
  • ERTH564 Coastal and Freshwater Modelling: Physical Approaches

For advice about any of these papers, please contact us. For advice about the overall enrolment processes in general, please contact the Faculty of Science & Engineering Dean's Office to make an appointment.