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Plant Diversity

Undergraduate | RMI-SCB300 | 2024

Become confident in recognising plant genus and species. Learn their characteristics, importance, application and place in the environment. Use taxonomy and classification to get acquainted with the unknown.

Study method
Online & on-campus
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
12 weeks

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

Plant Diversity

About this subject

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

    • Define characteristics, importance and applications of plants in agriculture, horticulture and environmental ecology;
    • Demonstrate knowledge of taxonomy and classification to identify unknown plants to genus or species level;
    • Recognise and identify relevant structures for vegetative growth and reproduction for the purposes of classification, identification and industrial applications;
    • Work independently and in teams to achieve these goals.

Entry requirements

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

Prior study

To help set you up for success before you start this subject, we suggest completing or having equivalent knowledge in:

  • RMI-SCB120-Plant Structure and Function (no longer available)


Assumed knowledge and capabilities from SCB100, SCB110 and SCB120

Additional requirements

  • Attendance requirements - Practical dates SP3: Oct 23 - Oct 27 (5 half day from 9 am - 1 pm)
  • Other requirements -

    Students are required to attend five half days in Melbourne.

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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