SLE226 - Environmental Team Based Research


2025 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne)
Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SQB226
EFTSL value: 0.125

SLE102 and SLE109



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 2 hour online lecture per week, 6 x 3 hour online practical experience (computer practical) per trimester, 4 day practical experience (field trip) to the Grampians.


Students will be required to meet their own expenses while on a 4 day practical experience (field trip).


The design of experiments, analysis of environmental data and working effectively in a team-based situation are critical skills required by all environmental scientists. This unit is devised to step students through the process of environmental research from initial project conception through to presenting the findings of research in a professional format. This unit comprises a series of classes and practicals aimed at developing skills in experimental design, data analysis (using statistical software) and data presentation. A major component of this unit involves students working in a research team to design, conduct and report on their own environmental research project conducted during the Grampians field trip.

This unit has a strong career skills development focus and aims to develop strong analytical skills, research skills, communication skills and teamwork skills all which are critical for employment in the environmental sector.

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