Industry Project provides third year students with an opportunity to select and undertake either (a) a brief research project in an area of interest with staff members of Chemical Sciences or an established research institution; or (b) a work-based placement in the industry he/she intends to enter. Both the research and work-based placements enable the student to undertake a structured work experience program as an integral part of their degree course. Gaining practical experience in their chosen field enables students to test interest and ability in these areas.

Unit details

Study level:
Undergraduate
Credit points:
12
Unit code:
RSS3000

Prerequisites

Successful completion of Years 1 and 2 of NBSC Bachelor of Science

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. Identify and solve problems with intellectual independence and demonstrate time management and project-related organisational skills in a work-based or laboratory project;  
  2. Articulate and justify research questions/project objectives and methods;  
  3. Demonstrate proficiency in writing a research/work-based project final report, including a rationale and a summary of strengths and limitations; and  
  4. Communicate clear, coherent findings and ideas of a research/work-based project to peers and supervisors.  

Assessment

Assessment type Description Grade
Portfolio e-Portfolio 80%
Presentation Oral presentation (20 min) 20%

Where to next?

As part of a course

You can choose to study this unit as part of the following courses. Refer to the course page for information on how to structure your course to include this unit.

Course Study as part of
Bachelor of Science Chemistry - Major

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