Project and Advanced Studies II
|Course code SCIT3500||Units 10||Level 3000||Faculty of Science and Information TechnologySchool of Environmental and Life Sciences|
This course is part of a merit pathway that provides extension material to encourage the development of advanced skills and enhance career progression. This is done through experiential learning supported by appropriate readings and career guidance that allows high achieving students to expand the theoretical knowledge and skills developed in their undergraduate program, and integrate these with real world skills and experience through undertaking a supervised practical project.
Students will be able to undertake their project in a variety of settings and direction is provided on-site by a project supervisor. Assessment is based on a written report and an oral presentation.
Students will need to complete a compulsory Health and Safety requirement. Full information on this compulsory course component will be provided in the course outline provided by the School.
Admission to this course is based on merit and the number of places available may be restricted. Students should enquire through the Course Coordinator or Program Convenor.
Available in 2015
|Objectives||On successful completion of this course, students will have:|
1. developed skills required for the workplace, including communication, ability to work independently and within a team;
2. developed experience in formulating, conducting and reporting on a scientific project;
3. developed experience in collecting, analysing and organising scientific information;
4. applied the knowledge gained in previous courses to a practical problem in science;
5. the ability to reflect critically upon what has been learnt theoretically within their program;
6. an appreciation of the skills required and opportunities available within a research career.
|Content||Topics will include:|
1. occupational health and safety and the preparation of risk assessments;
2. project design and implementation in collaboration with a supervisor;
3. development of project-related methodology and practical procedures;
4. application and development of research skills and critical thinking;
5. scientific writing for publication;
6. communication of results through oral presentation.
|Assumed Knowledge||Successful completion of at least 40 units at 2000 level (including SCIT2500) at a high level of achievement, at least Distinction grade average.|
|Modes of Delivery||Flexible Delivery / Student Centred Learning|
|Contact Hours||Lecture: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 2 weeks|
Individual Supervision: for 80 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Seminar: for 4 hour(s) per Week for 1 weeks
|Timetables||2015 Course Timetables for SCIT3500|