SLE363 - Marine Science Transdisciplinary Project

Year: 2023 unit information
Enrolment modes:

Commencing 2024:

Trimester 1: Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Warrnambool

Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

S337 only





Study commitment

Students will on average, spend 150 hrs over the trimester on learning and assessment activities in this unit. This includes class time, attendance at seminars, workshop and the collaborative activities as well as completing the assessment tasks, readings and study time.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

2 x 1 hr online live class per week (W1-11)

1 x 2 hr on-campus seminar (Week 2, 4, 6, 8, 10) 1 x 3 hr workshop (Week 10; oral presentations)

As well as independent and collaborative learning on campus/online as detailed in the unit site

In-person attendance requirements

The seminars, workshop and pracs/fieldtrips will require students to be on-campus. This unit will be delivered at both the Warrnambool and Waurn Ponds Campuses. For Waurn Ponds students, pracs/fieldtrips and the workshop will be conducted from the Deakin University Queenscliff Marine Science Centre.


Transdisciplinary approaches are key to achieving a sustainable marine environment and growing the Blue Economy. Students need to have a holistic understanding (beyond the science) of the world and the unity of knowledge from various stakeholders to work towards sustainable solutions in marine environments. This unit will encourage you to become aware of the complexity of, and interrelationships between environmental, economic, social, political and technical systems and how these relationships intercept to contribute to solving the challenges facing our marine environment. Together with your knowledge and capabilities obtained from the core program and major, you will work in teams to apply a transdisciplinary approach to define a problem, develop a methodology, and propose a course of action (solution) to a project within the priority areas identified in Australia's National Marine Science Plan.

Unit Fee Information

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