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SC3003 - Science Research Internship

Credit points: 3
Year: 2020
Student Contribution Band: Band 2
Administered by: College of Science and Engineering

This subject is only available to student currently enrolled in the Bachelor of Science Advanced.

The Science Research Internship is an integral part of the core requirements for the Bachelor of Advanced Science. Students will be placed within research teams within the university or with one of its external partners, where they will complete a small research project. The research may be field or laboratory based. A member of the academic staff within the College of Science and Engineering will assume overall responsibility for the student, although a PhD student, research fellow or a collaborating researcher at an external organisation may supervise the day-to-day activities of the student. The research will be of a size and scope that can be completed in 100 hours and introduces the student to methods and techniques that have current relevance to their discipline and career in science. Students are responsible for finding their own supervisors before their enrolment into the subject is permitted. Email confirmation from the supervisor of "consent to supervise, an intended study period of enrolment" should be sent to the subject coordinator to initiate enrolment into this subject. Ideally, students should start looking for supervisors in their first or second year of study to ensure they have a plan before commencing their final year

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will gain hands-on experience of working in a real research environment and will develop an appreciation of the challenges of scientific rigour;
  • Students will develop an understanding of how members of a research team interact on day-to-day and longer-term basis;
  • Students will gain experience in the application of techniques and approaches to real and current research problems;
  • Students will gain understanding of the ethics and workplace health and safety responsibilities and requirements of all research workers.

Subject Assessment

  • Seminar Presentation of Internship Experience - (% - 40%)
  • Internship Proposal (1-2 pages) - (% - 10%)
  • Internship supervisor's feedback - (% - 10%)
  • Final paper-formal write up of research - (% - 40%).
Prerequisites: 15 credit points of AQ, BC, BS, BZ, CH, EV, EA, MA, MB, PH or SC science level 2 subjects

Availabilities

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching (Supervisor will organise face to face contact requirements with student.)
Coord/Lect: Mrs Heather Robson, Dr Janine Sheaves.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures - Introduction lecture & Student presentations
  • 100 hours - practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching (Supervisor will organise face to face contact requirements with student.)
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures - Introduction lecture & Student presentations
  • 100 hours - practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2020
Face to face teaching (Supervisor will organise face to face contact requirements with student.)
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures - Introduction lecture & Student presentations
  • 100 hours - practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2020
Face to face teaching (Supervisor will organise face to face contact requirements with student.)
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures - Introduction lecture & Student presentations
  • 100 hours - practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Townsville, Mixed attendance, Study Period 11
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Face to face teaching (Supervisor will organise face to face contact requirements with student.)
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures - Introduction lecture & Student presentations
  • 100 hours - practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 1
Census Date 26-Mar-2020
Face to face teaching (Supervisor will organise face to face contact requirements with student.)
Coord/Lect: Mrs Heather Robson, Dr Janine Sheaves.
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures - Introduction lecture & Student presentations
  • 100 hours - practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 2
Census Date 27-Aug-2020
Face to face teaching (Supervisor will organise face to face contact requirements with student.)
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures - Introduction lecture & Student presentations
  • 100 hours - practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 3
Census Date 06-Feb-2020
Face to face teaching (Supervisor will organise face to face contact requirements with student.)
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures - Introduction lecture & Student presentations
  • 100 hours - practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 7
Census Date 09-Jul-2020
Face to face teaching (Supervisor will organise face to face contact requirements with student.)
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures - Introduction lecture & Student presentations
  • 100 hours - practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Cairns, Mixed attendance, Study Period 11
Census Date 10-Dec-2020
Face to face teaching (Supervisor will organise face to face contact requirements with student.)
Coordinator: Mrs Heather Robson
Workload expectations:

The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.

  • 3 hours lectures - Introduction lecture & Student presentations
  • 100 hours - hours practicals
  • assessment and self-directed study

Note: Minor variations might occur due to the continuous Subject quality improvement process, and in case of minor variation(s) in assessment details, the Subject Outline represents the latest official information.