SLE240 - Quantitative Marine Science


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

SIT190, SIT194 or SLE251



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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 - cloud (online)

Online independent and collaborative learning including 1 x 2 hour online class per week and 5 x 3 hour online seminars per trimester (weeks 2, 4, 6, 8, 10).


The purpose of this unit is to bring all students up to a basic level of specialized computing skill. Students will be taught how to use a well-known statistics package (R) to provide basic skills in the use and application of these software packages, especially related to marine problems. The unit will cover why dynamics is important in a marine context. This is a hands-on problem-solving unit where students will be solving ecological problems, guided through practical lab exercises. A case study approach will be used to build R capacity in students and will cover topics such as basic programming logic, data structures, debugging, reporting strategies, and plotting basics. It is assumed students will already have a solid understanding of basic parametric statistics (ANOVAs, t-tests, Chi-squared, regression, correlation), a review of these topics will be covered in the R framework. The unit will then move on to statistical model fitting and basic simulation modelling.

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