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Unit details

SLE104 - The Blue Planet: Water and Life

Year2015 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:


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Unit chair:

Daniel Ierodiaconou





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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


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.


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.


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

* 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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