Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This unit, through a series of lead lectures, introduces the relevance of climate change to global, regional and local infrastructure existing and proposed. Climate global drivers, meteorology, data access and retrieval will be presented to the master students through LMS modules. This self-directed learning and testing is complemented with a field excursion to a weather station. The unit is concluded with a debate on "Global Warming" and an assignment on the implications of climate change on global, regional and local infrastructure.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorJohn Russell

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Only students enrolled in the Master of Civil Engineering (Sustainable Infrastructure) are permitted to enrol in this unit.


Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Bendigo, 2014, Semester 2, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorJohn Russell

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 43
Three 4.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"or one 5-hour excursion or two 3-hour LMS modules/fortnight over 13 weeks"


Assessment elementComments%
Assignment1500 words20
Group Debate500 words/ student (equivalent)15
LMS module2500 words equivalent50
Site Visit Report500 words15