SLE101 - Environmental Techniques and Monitoring


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125




Incompatible with:

SQB122 and SQE131

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 class per week, 1 x 3 hour practical per week


This unit emphasises skills for the collection of environmental data in the field. Field skills developed will include animal and/or plant identification and the use of keys, field survey and monitoring methods, soil description techniques, and the environmental assessment of aquatic ecosystems and groundwater systems. Methods for the analysis of environmental data, interpretation and presentation will also be covered. The application of global positioning systems (GPS), geographic information systems (GIS) and remote sensing to the environmental sciences will also be discussed.

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