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Earth, Climate and Life

Undergraduate | TAS-KGA204 | 2024

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Prior study needed
14 weeks
Start dates
26 Feb 2024

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Earth, Climate and Life

About this subject

  • Upon successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

    1. Explain key concepts in physical geography and apply them to distinctive natural places.
    2. Apply physical geography approaches and methodologies to a range of environmental settings.
    3. Explain the relationships between earth, climate and life systems.
    4. Communicate with discipline-specific terminology and approaches to a range of audiences.

Entry requirements

Prior study

You must either have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject, or currently be enrolled in the following subject(s) in a prior study period; or enrol in the following subject(s) to study prior to this subject:

one of

Please note that your enrolment in this subject is conditional on successful completion of these prerequisite subject(s). If you study the prerequisite subject(s) in the study period immediately prior to studying this subject, your result for the prerequisite subject(s) will not be finalised prior to the close of enrolment. In this situation, should you not complete your prerequisite subject(s) successfully you should not continue with your enrolment in this subject. If you are currently enrolled in the prerequisite subject(s) and believe you may not complete these all successfully, it is your responsibility to reschedule your study of this subject to give you time to re-attempt the prerequisite subject(s).


Conditional Pre-requisite: TAS-KGA171 OR TAS-KGA172 OR 25 credit points at Introductory level or higher from environmental science, earth science, climate science or ecology.

Additional requirements

  • Other requirements - Teaching Arrangement: 1-hour recorded lectures each week. Project: including reconnaissance, hypothesis forming, data collection, data analysis and reporting findings (45 hours). 10 x 2-hour online workshops 1 day-long virtual field trip

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 (Sustainability)

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