SLE363 - Transdisciplinary Marine Science


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule:

Must be enrolled in S337, S399


A minimum of 4 level 2 SLE coded units



Study commitment

Students will on average, spend 150 hrs over the trimester on learning and assessment activities in this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - campus

12 x 1 hour online lectures per trimester (typically in the first half of the trimester), 1 x 2 hour seminar per week.


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.

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