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

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Animal Diversity

Undergraduate | RMI-SCB301 | 2024

Take a virtual trek into the natural world and study the structures, lifecycles and functions of different animal groups. Explore animal reproduction and body processes. Identify the characteristics in fauna as varied as amphibians, worms, mammals and birds.

Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Enrol by
18 Aug 2024
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks
Start dates
26 Aug 2024

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Animal Diversity

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

    1. Know characteristics of important groups of animals;
    2. Recognise unknown animals to major groups (phylum, order or family);
    3. Identify relevant structures for critical body processes and reproduction;
    4. Identify unknown animals to family, genus (or species) using keys and other aids;
    5. Work independently and in teams to achieve these goals.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.


This is an introductory subject requiring no formal prerequisites but students will find that knowledge of biology and chemistry at VCE level will be an advantage.

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - Includes five half days of mandatory laboratory exercises at RMIT University, Melbourne Mandatory lab practicals are scheduled to run for this subject at the RMIT City Campus (Melbourne, Australia). Practical dates For SP3: 28 October - 1 November (5 half days from 1 .00 pm - 5.00 pm)

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.

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