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Unit details

SLE105 - Aquatic Pollution

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Previously coded as:

SQP105

Unit chair:

J Mondon

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week

Note:

You will need to access substantial learning resources and experiences in CloudDeakin (Deakin’s online learning environment). Compliance with the Standards in computing, connectivity and student capability are a condition on your enrolment.

Content

The unit will introduce students to the nature of pollution in today's industrialised and industrialising world. The unit will investigate the global nature of pollution, its sources, transport and ecological effects. All the main groups of pollutants will be covered. Concepts will be illustrated by case studies and by guest lecturer delivered by Deakin University staff and members of the wider scientific community (subject to availability). The unit will be delivered in three self-contained modules: Transport and behaviour explores the basic models of pollution, classification of hazardous substances, physical processes of pollution transport and dispersal in air, water and in soil, and an introduction to aquatic toxicology. Organic pollutants introduces students to the nature, sources, and aquatic ecosystem effects of organic pollutants, including naturally occurring organic contamination. Inorganic pollutants discusses the nature, sources, and aquatic ecosystem effects of inorganic pollutants, including metallic pollutants, radionucleides and other inorganic pollutants.

Assessment

Three tests (20% each) 60%, two written assignments (15%, 25%) 40%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1076$1076$4108$4717

* Rate for all CSP students, except for those who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
** Rate for CSP students who commenced Education and Nursing units pre 2010
Please note: Unit fees listed do not apply to Deakin Prime students.

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