Bachelor of Science

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Freshwater Biology


Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

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Freshwater biology is the study of freshwater ecosystems and the relationships between freshwater organisms and their physical and chemical environment. Focused on understanding and managing rivers, lakes and wetlands, you will develop the knowledge and skills to manage freshwater ecosystems and resources, whilst participating in fieldwork opportunities and industry placements. Offered as a major sequence within the Bachelor of Science, freshwater biology at Deakin focuses on real-world problem-solving, and addresses the challenges facing Australia’s freshwater systems.


SLE263Marine and Coastal Ecosystems

SLE244Aquatic Ecology

SLE223Water Quality and Ecological Health

SLE348Freshwater Biology

SEV322Hydrology and Hydraulics

SLE304Geographic Information Systems: Uses in Aquatic Environments


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