SEV101 - Global Environmental Systems


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125


Corequisite: STP010
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.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 1 hour practical experience (studio) per week.

Scheduled learning activities - online

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 1 hour seminar per week, 1 x 1 hour practical experiences (studio) per week.


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.

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