This subject requires on campus attendance. Refer to Additional Requirements for more information.

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Undergraduate | MAQ-BIOX1310 | 2024

Organisms to Ecosystems

Course information for 2024 intake

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Study method
Online & on-campus
Subject may require attendance
Start dates
19 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
Prior study needed
18 weeks

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Organisms to Ecosystems

About this subject

  • On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:

    Define evolution and describe its main mechanisms

    Define the major evolutionary transitions of organisms on earth

    Differentiate the main groups of organisms and interpret their evolutionary relationships

    Contrast major ecological processes and describe biogeographical patterns

    Synthesise experimental results and information from the scientific literature to prepare a scientific report

    Demonstrate foundational learning skills including active engagement in the learning process

Entry requirements


NCCW (pre-2020 units): BIOL114
NCCW (2020 and onwards): BIOL1310 Organisms to Ecosystems

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - BIOX1310 is designed as a companion subject to BIOX1110 in Session 2 and requires attendance at on-campus sessions.
  • Other requirements -

    Students who have an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion under Macquarie University's Academic Progression Policy are not permitted to enrol in OUA subjects offered by Macquarie University. Students with an Academic Standing of Suspension or Exclusion who have enrolled in subjects through OUA will be withdrawn.

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

Find out more information on Commonwealth Loans to understand what this means to your eligibility for financial support.

What to study next?

Once you’ve completed this subject it can be credited towards one of the following courses

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Bachelor of Science

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