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Unit description

The foundational unit provides and overview of scope of marine science and management practices. It introduces students to the specific requirements for life in coastal aquatic environments, biological processes in the ocean and marine resources, as well as the legislative requirements and practices for sustainable use  and conservation of the global marine environment. This unit will also help students develop professional skills to become practicing marine scientists.

Unit content

Provides and overview of:

marine and estuarine life, habitats and processes;

marine conservation and threats;

responsibilities in the marine environment: international, commonwealth and state regulation;

marine resources and sustainable use;

tools and skills for marine scientists.

Learning outcomes

Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:
1demonstrate an understanding of the way abiotic factors control biological processes in the ocean
2describe the marine threats, conservation priorities and management tools for different marine habitats
3apply suitable methods for studying the marine environment
4 reflect on the skills and knowledge needed to become a marine scientist and establish a professional portfolio

On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. demonstrate an understanding of the way abiotic factors control biological processes in the ocean
  2. describe the marine threats, conservation priorities and management tools for different marine habitats
  3. apply suitable methods for studying the marine environment
  4. reflect on the skills and knowledge needed to become a marine scientist and establish a professional portfolio

Teaching and assessment

Notice

Intensive offerings may or may not be scheduled in every teaching period. Please refer to the timetable for further details.

Southern Cross University employs different teaching methods within units to provide students with the flexibility to choose the mode of learning that best suits them. SCU academics strive to use the latest approaches and, as a result, the learning modes and materials may change. The most current information regarding a unit will be provided to enrolled students at the beginning of the teaching period.

Fee information

Domestic

Commonwealth Supported courses
For information regarding Student Contribution Amounts please visit the Student Contribution Amounts.

Fee paying courses
For postgraduate or undergraduate full fee paying courses please check Domestic Postgraduate Fees OR Domestic Undergraduate Fees

International

Please check the international course and fee list to determine the relevant fees.

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