SLE103 - Ecology and the Environment


2021 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Trimester 3: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
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EFTSL value: 0.125




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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

Trimester 1: 2 x 1 hour class per week, 5 x 2 hour seminars per trimester.


Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

Trimester 3: Students are required to attend intensive study blocks for the first  6 weeks of trimester (1 x 3 hour class for 4 days per week (Week 1-3, recordings provided); independent online learning tasks (week 4-6). Students will be required to attend and participate in practical activities at the Burwood campus on a scheduled half-day during the intensive study period (typically week 2). 


SLE103 introduces students to the science of ecology, investigating relationships between organisms and the environment. In this unit, students will also explore climate change and energy issues. They will learn about the nature of science and the scientific method and how to use a systems framework to investigate environmental issues.  This will equip students with the capacity to study key environmental issues such as climate systems and ecological systems and make a difference.

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