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SEV101 - Global Environmental Systems

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2020 unit information

Important Update:

Classes and seminars in Trimester 2/Semester 2, 2020 will be online. Physical distancing for coronavirus (COVID-19) will affect delivery of other learning experiences in this unit. Please check your unit sites for announcements and updates one week prior to the start of your trimester or semester.

Last updated: 2 June 2020

Enrolment modes:Trimester 2: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit Chair:Trimester 2: Svetlana Stevanovic
Prerequisite:

Nil

Corequisite:

Nil

Incompatible with:

Nil

Typical study commitment:

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - campus:

2 x 1 hour classes per week, 1x 1 hour seminar per week. Additionally students can choose to attend a 1 x 1 hour online workshop or 1 x 1 hour campus studio each week.  All students are required to attend and participate in team based learning activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud:

2 x 1 hour classes (recordings provided), 1 x 1 hour online seminar and 1 x 1 hour online workshop each week.  All students are required to attend and participate in team based learning activities for this unit at scheduled sessions during the trimester (typically week8).

Content

This unit has been developed to give students broad understanding of global environmental issues such as climate change, ozone depletion, population stress, ocean pollution and loss of biodiversity from a systems perspective and how they may influence the natural and human environment. Students will be asked to consider the impacts of these global issues at local, regional and global levels and understand how environmental engineering plays a role in delivering solutions for a sustainable future.  Students will work individually and in teams to identify, understand and analyse local contexts of complex global issues and identify the risks and future implications of those issues.  At the completion of the unit students will be able to assess and critique current solutions and directions from an environmental engineering perspective and recognise the complexity of the problem.

 

These are the Learning Outcomes (ULO) for this Unit
At the completion of this Unit
successful students can:

Deakin Graduate Learning Outcomes

ULO1

Demonstrate an understanding of key global environmental issues and proposed control or mitigation strategies in a local and regional context and considering diverse social and cultural perspectives

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO5: Problem solving
GLO8: Global citizenship

ULO2

Analyse the implications of global issues from a systems perspective and the ways in which they interrelate.

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO4: Critical thinking
GLO5: Problem solving

ULO3

Critique current directions and solutions to global environmental issues and assess the suitability of solutions to specific local environments

GLO1: Discipline-specific knowledge and capabilities
GLO2: Communication
GLO4: Critical thinking

ULO4

Work within a team to formulate and justify an engineering position related to a complex, real world problem

GLO2: Communication
GLO7: Teamwork

These Unit Learning Outcomes are applicable for all teaching periods throughout the year

Assessment

Assessment Description Student output Weighting (% total mark for unit) Indicative due week
Initial report Written report, 1,500-word maximum 30% Week 6
Team-based assessment Oral presentation 20% Week 10
Final report Written report, 2,500-word maximum 50% Week 12

The assessment due weeks provided may change. The Unit Chair will clarify the exact assessment requirements, including the due date, at the start of the teaching period.

Hurdle requirement

To be eligible to obtain a pass this unit, a student must achieve a mark of at least 40% on the initial report and a mark of at least 50% on the final report.

Learning Resource

The texts and reading list for the unit can be found on the University Library via the link below: SEV101 Note: Select the relevant trimester reading list. Please note that a future teaching period's reading list may not be available until a month prior to the start of that teaching period so you may wish to use the relevant trimester's prior year reading list as a guide only.

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