BIOS 3032 Plant Science

Credit Points 10

Legacy Code 301272

Coordinator Oula Ghannoum Opens in new window

Description Plants are the primary producers of terrestrial ecosystems and moderators of climate change. This unit introduces students to how plants grow and interact with their environment. Students will learn how leaves turn sunlight energy into sugars; stems transport water, solutes and organic compounds; roots acquire water and mineral nutrients by themselves or in association with soil microbes; and hormones regulate plant development and responses to the environment. This knowledge set is crucial for managing our Century's key challenges of food security and climate change. Students will be required to travel to the Hawkesbury campus where the practicals take place.

School Science

Student Contribution Band HECS Band 2 10cp

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Level Undergraduate Level 3 subject

Pre-requisite(s) BIOS 1001

Incompatible Subjects BIOS 2032 Plant Physiology
BIOS 2033 Plant Physiology

Assumed Knowledge

Sound knowledge of biology and chemistry equivalent to undergraduate Level 1 subjects. 20 credit points of Level 2 Biology subjects.


The following table summarises the standard assessment tasks for this subject. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated, where there is a difference your Learning Guide takes precedence.

Item Length Percent Threshold Individual/Group Task
Practical Report 4 x mini practical reports (worth 10 marks each); Completed during each of the practical sessions, calculation, short answers & MCQ 40% N Individual
Report Up to 2,500 words 30% N Individual
Final Exam 2 hours 30% N Individual

Teaching Periods

2022 Semester 1



Subject Contact Oula Ghannoum Opens in new window

Attendance Requirements 80% attendance rate is imposed in all core subjects’ due to the nature of class activities that are aligned with subject assessments.

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