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Climate Change III: Responding to Change (UNIB30003)

Undergraduate level 3Points: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelUndergraduate Level 3
Subject codeUNIB30003
Semester 2
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This final subject of the climate change breadth sequence will provide a capstone and integrated assessment experience related to this climate change mitigation, impact assessment or adaptation. A key part of this subject is a project on an applied problem that may be undertaken with a partner such as a community group, school, government department or agency, industry or other organisation. Each student will work as part of a small multi-disciplinary team. Students will learn how to work across disciplines and to work effectively in teams to deliver an agreed output. All projects are presented to an expert panel of community and industry professionals in the final weeks.

Intended learning outcomes

  • Better understand climate change mitigation and adaptation options in the local context.
  • Apply knowledge of climate change to real world challenges
  • Analyse climate change related problems and evaluate potential solutions
  • Creatively work in multi-disciplinary teams to develop and present practical solutions

Generic skills

On the completion of this subject, students should have developed the following generic skills:

  • The ability to write a logically argued and properly researched essay.
  • The ability to critically assess information from a range of sources, and assess its quality and relevance to the questions under consideration.
  • The ability to work as part of a small multi-disciplinary team on a major project.
  • The development of project leadership skills.
  • Oral communication skills through presentation and investigation of relevant material.

Eligibility and requirements


Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
UNIB10007 Introduction to Climate Change
Semester 2

Or evidence of a subject providing understanding of the causes and impacts of climate change



Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



  • An individual research report of 3000 words, due at end of semester (worth 60%).
  • Oral presentations, proposal preparation and critical reflection pieces (equivalent to 1000 words) due during the semester (worth 40%).
  • Minimum attendance of 9 (75%) tutorials required.

Dates & times

  • Semester 2
    Principal coordinatorRodney Keenan
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hoursOne 2-hour lecture/tutorial per week; with additional enrichment activities including some lectures, expert panel discussions, up to a total of 8 hours.
    Teaching period29 July 2019 to 27 October 2019
    Last self-enrol date 9 August 2019
    Census date31 August 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail27 September 2019
    Assessment period ends22 November 2019

    Semester 2 contact information

Time commitment details

170 hours including contact hours, class preparation and reading and assessment-related tasks

Further information

  • Texts

    Prescribed texts

    There are no specifically prescribed or recommended texts for this subject.

  • Breadth options
  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 12 June 2019