Biophysical Environments

Macquarie University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Biophysical Environments

  • Host University

    Macquarie University

  • Location

    Sydney, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Ecology, Environmental Science, Environmental Studies, Natural Sciences

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credit Points

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This unit focuses on regional scale environmental processes and provides a balance with global scale processes taught in GEOS112 and ENV118. Using the local area as a laboratory, a combination of theory, field and modelling skills are taught through on-site measurements of water and river health, vegetation and climate. The fundamentals of geographic information science (GIS) are also introduced to aid an understanding of the integrated biophysical environment. Issues of change and human impacts on biophysical environments are examined. This unit is fundamental to all natural sciences, but particularly environmental science and ecology. The content is relevant for various environmental science and management careers including environmental consultancies, and local and state government, where many environmental science students find employment.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.