Warning! This subjects requires on campus attendance. Refer to Special Requirements for more information.

Subject details

At the completion of this subject, students should be able to:

  1. Define characteristics, importance and applications of plants in agriculture, horticulture and environmental ecology
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of taxonomy and classification to identify unknown plants to genus or species level
  3. Recognise and identify relevant structures for vegetative growth and reproduction for the purposes of classification, identification and industrial applications
  4. Work independently and in teams to achieve these goals.
    • Introduction to the course, Plant evolution and diversity
    • Algae
    • Lower plants, Bryophytes and Pteridophytes
    • Gymnosperms
    • Introduction to Angiosperms
    • Angiosperm vegetative characteristics
    • Angiosperm floral characteristics and pollination
    • Angiosperm reproduction
    • Cosmopolitan plant families
    • Australian plant families
  • Study resources

    • Online materials

      • Quizzes
      • Printable format materials
      • Resources and Links
      • Online Assessment
      • Online Assessment
    • Other materials

      • Practicum

You are recommended to have completed the following subjects(s) or have equivalent knowledge before starting this subject:


Assumed knowledge and capabilities from SCB100, SCB110 and SCB120

Special requirements

  • AttendanceDetails - Students are required to attend five half days in Melbourne.
  • OtherDetails -

    Students are required to attend five half days in Melbourne.

2019, Study Period 3:

  • Oct 28 - Nov 1, 2019 2:00pm - 6:00pm

*More details will be provided at the commencement of the relevant Study Period and available on Blackboard.

  • Online Test (10%)
  • Practical test (15%)
  • Practical Work (25%)
  • Invigilated Examination (2h) (50%)

Textbook information is pending.

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