SLE243 - Marine Futures


2023 unit information

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

One of SLE103, SLE107, SLE128, SLE238 or SLE244.



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

1 x 1 hour class per week, 6 x 1 hour seminar per trimester, 5 x 3 hour practical or field equivalent.

Full-day on campus symposium in week 12 (date will be advised early in the trimester)

In-person attendance requirements

Seminars and practical/field trips require on campus attendance.


SLE243 enables students to develop the multidisciplinary knowledge needed to be an active advocate and participant in developing sustainable marine futures. Safeguarding the health, productivity and resilience of marine ecosystems is essential to the protection of environmental, socio-economic and cultural values and future global food security. Learning and assessment activities in this unit will provide students with opportunity to investigate the seven key National Marine Science Plan challenges and opportunities associated with marine conservation and resource management including aquaculture (finfish, invertebrates and seaweed), wild fisheries management, biodiversity conservation and biosecurity. Students will learn directly from experts in these fields, working independently and collaboratively through case studies and applied field/laboratory exercises to explore challenges faced by our oceans and how responsible management and development can ensure sustainable marine futures.

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