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SLE105 - Human Impacts - Pollution

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Warrnambool
Credit point(s):1
Previously coded as:

SQP105

EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:

Patricia Corbett

Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Contact hours:

3 x 1 hour class per week

Content

SLE105 introduces students to the nature of physical, chemical and biological pollution in today's industrialised and industrialising world. Students will investigate the global nature of pollution, its sources, transport and ecological effects. Learning and assessment activities in this unit provide students the opportunity to explore and examine the sources, activity and potential impacts of the major forms of pollution. 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. Students are expected to research available information from the scientific literature, and review and analyse the evidence to identify and differentiate between contamination and pollution at the local and global scales.

Assessment

Three tests (20% each) 60%, literature review 15%, scientific essay 25%

Unit Fee Information

If you are:

Domestic

  • in a Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP) - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate full fee paying student - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • postgraduate full fee paying students commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

International

  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commenced before 2016 - refer to Unit based calculation below.
  • an undergraduate, postgraduate or Higher Degree by Research student commencing in 2016 - refer to Course based calculation below.
  • a non-award student - refer to Unit based calculation below.

Course based calculation

Your unit tuition fees are based on the course you are enrolled in. Please refer to the current year's course entry to estimate the unit cost.


Unit based calculation

Your tuition fees are calculated on the units you enrol in. This means your fees are based on the units you choose to study and not a fixed course price. The tuition fees for this unit are displayed in the table below:


Student Contribution Rate*Student Contribution Rate**Fee rate - Domestic Students Fee rate - International students
$1114$1114$4359$5078

* 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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