Teaching at VUCEL

Who we teach at VUCEL

A study site across the road from VUCEL
BIOL 370 students working on the coast opposite VUCEL.
Students using quadrats in a rocky shore study
Students using quadrats in a rocky shore study.

VUCEL (Victoria University Coastal Ecology Lab) primarily supports the research components of undergraduate and postgraduate education, where students are required to successfully complete independent research programmes under the guidance of academic staff.

Undergraduate level

At undergraduate level, VUCEL hosts a week-long intensive course in field marine ecology, BIOL 370. The course is taught annually in late January — early February before the start of the first trimester.

Postgraduate level

At postgraduate level, VUCEL hosts BIOL 428, an advanced course in research design, implementation and analysis for the marine sciences. Some components of the course are taught from the University of Otago’s Portobello Marine Lab and Auckland University’s Leigh Marine Lab.