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Unit details

SLE104 - The Blue Planet: Water and Life

Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:

0.125

Previously coded as:

SQP101

Unit chair:

Daniel Ierodiaconou

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

SLE010

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

2 hours of class per week, 4 x 1.5 hour seminars per trimester, 4 x 3 hour practicals (or equivalent) per trimester

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 includes: the distribution of water on earth; the physical structure of the world ocean and processes governing ocean currents, waves and tides; the nature of light and sound propagation in water, the ecological importance of these energy forms and how they can be used to survey the marine environment; density, viscosity buoyancy and stratification; weather, oceans and climate; coastal processes of erosion and marine deposition; Hydrological and physical processes in Lake systems; physical and chemical processes in various marine environments; extreme marine habitats; appropriate aquatic science field and laboratory measurements.

Assessment

1 x research assignment/essay 20%, 1 practical/fieldwork assignment 30%, 2 x tests 20%, examination 30%

Unit Fee Information

Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1096$1096$3863$3609

* 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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