The Changing Environment

Qualification: Undergraduate unit
Study mode: Online
Payment options: HECS-HELP may be available
FEE-HELP may be available
Duration: 13 weeks
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Awarded by: RMIT University
Course Unit A course unit is a single subject offered as part of a program of study, but can be completed individually. You may receive Recognition of Prior Learning for studying this unit.

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About this unit

Like all things in the universe, Earth is made up of a simple collection of composite elements. The complex interactions of those elements make the Earth’s environments what they are today. In The Changing Environment, you will learn the environmental composition and development of Earth from its initial formation to its current state.

Provided by Open Universities Australia and Curtin University, this online unit will give you a broad introduction to environmental science. With that base of knowledge you will analyse different theories of the Earth’s creation and development. You will discuss geological occurrences such as volcanoes and earthquakes to aid your understanding.

The unit also delves into the hydrosphere and atmosphere, to explore how the different elements of the sky and sea combine to maintain the functioning environments of Earth.

Eligibility

An introductory level of prior knowledge in the area is assumed e.g. from studying related level 1 units.

Areas of study

In this environmental science unit, the topics you will study include:

  • Unique Earth: our place in the universe
  • Stars, space and galaxies
  • How old are we?
  • Development of the atmosphere
  • Past climates
  • Plate tectonics
  • Earthquakes and the Earth's structure
  • Volcanism and plutons
  • Mountains
  • Weathering and soils

Course pathways

This unit is an elective in the following course:

  • Bachelor of Science (Applied Sciences),?RMIT University

Content may also be relevant to other courses, and could qualify you for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for a course offered by another institution.

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How will this unit advance my career?

The Changing Environment will aid any scientific career by giving you an introduction to environmental science, the Earth’s composition and the functioning of Earth’s various environmental spheres.

How else will I benefit from this unit?

  • Upon successful completion of this unit you will receive credit for competencies in The Changing Environment from RMIT University.
  • Studying online means you can study where you want, at your own pace.
  • Gain industry-relevant skills and transferrable knowledge.
  • Government financial support through FEE-HELP may be available.
  • Studying single units allows you the flexibility to work towards a qualification at your own pace.
  • Receive Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) for this unit across a number of OUA’s full degree programs.

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Financial assistance

If you are an Australian citizen, you may be eligible to receive a government FEE-HELP loan, meaning you can defer payment of your fees.

 

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You may be eligible to receive HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP for this course!

This course can be paid for through the HECS-HELP or FEE-HELP government loan schemes. If you are an Australian citizen or hold a permanent humanitarian visa, this means you don’t need to pay upfront.

Instead, the Australian government will pay your course fees on your behalf. You’ll begin repaying your loan through the tax system once you start earning more than the minimum threshold of $54,869 (2016-17 income year).

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