MAB341 - Global Challenges: Food, Water and Climate


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Warrnambool, Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

 MAB242 or MAB251 or MAE101 or MAE233

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
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

1 x 2 hour class per week and 1 x 2 hour seminar every second week

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning activities including 5 scheduled online seminars


This Unit will revisit the 21st century key issues facing the food and agricultural sector, namely food and water security and climate change, as well as other issues such as the food-energy nexus, food loss and waste management, among others. It will frame the discussions through the use of relevant conceptual frameworks and analytical tools related to sustainable development and natural resource management, and making reference to case studies from Australia as well as other parts of the world. Students will also be provided opportunity to critically evaluate the ongoing global and Australian efforts to address these challenges covering topics such as the pursuit of Sustainable Development Goals, foreign aid, and free trade agreements.

Hurdle requirement

Hurdle requirement: Submit all assessments

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