The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019

Course handbook


This course provides the opportunity for students to interact with potential industry partners on a project participation basis while consulting with and supervised by the lecturing staff. There is a particular focus on the needs and professional requirements of the Natural History Illustrator in a working relationship. Industry partners may include the Royal Botanic Gardens, The Australian Museum and National Parks and Wildlife Service.

Availability2019 Course Timetables

Newcastle City Precinct

  • Semester 2 - 2019

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Effectively communicate with professional organizations or community groups.

2. Plan strategies for development of external projects.

3. Promote organizational skills and team work.

4. Develop skills and techniques to a professional standard.

5. Demonstrate the ability to apply critical self and peer assessment.


This course provides the opportunity for students to work independently or interact with external partners on a project of their own choosing whilst supervised by academic staff.  Students are encouraged to use this opportunity to develop more specialised skills in a particular area of interest and/or build up relationships with industry associates.  Whilst collaborating with an external partner is not essential it is highly recommended.


Students must have successfully completed NHIL2001, or DESN2550, or DESN2530 to enrol in this course.

Assessment items

Proposal / Plan: Project proposal Written Assignment - 10%

Online Learning Activity: Weekly Blog - 40%

Presentation: Final project written report and oral presentation - 50%

Contact hours

Newcastle City Precinct


Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term

Self-Directed Learning

Self-Directed 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term