SCIENCE 2700 - Science Internship
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code SCIENCE 2700 Course Science Internship Coordinating Unit Sciences General Term Semester 2 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact Up to 150 hours per semester Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites Need to have completed 36 units while enrolled in a Science program Quota Subject to availability of suitable placement providers. Placements will be offered to students on academic merit. Course Description This internship course will allow you to build and apply your skills to relevant workplace settings. There will be training provided in career development skills and employability. Included within the course are opportunities for you to produce original work which builds and demonstrates your analytical, research and problem-solving skills; graduate-ready qualities that are essential for future employment. You will develop an understanding of the value of industry and professional networks and their importance to lifelong learning and career progression. The internship component will directly add to your experiences and resume while providing an environment to consolidate your confidence and the ability to contribute to a workplace. You will gain an awareness of the strengths you offer to a future employer. The internship will focus on building your employability in the area of science or science-related industries and business (it will not be lab-based).
Course Coordinator: Dr Stephen Kidd
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes1. Identify skills and capabilities that intersect effectively with the needs of industry.
2. Apply and practice good communication skills in a variety of professional and/or cultural contexts.
3. Reflect and evaluate on the workplace experiences that might lead to future employment.
4. Use communication and presentation skills to provide briefs, reports and presentations in line with current professional standards.
5. Identify personal abilities and thereby be in a position to plan a career pathway and construct the required profile demonstrating the necessary employability attributes
University Graduate Attributes
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s)
- informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
- acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
- accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
- steeped in research methods and rigor
- based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
- demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
- developed from, with, and via the SGDE
- honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
- encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
- technology savvy
- professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
- forward thinking and well informed
- tested and validated by work based experiences
1-4 Intercultural and ethical competency
- adept at operating in other cultures
- comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
- Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
- demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
- a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
- open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis course is based on the principles of work-place experience, work-integrated learning and requires students to be placed in an environment with workplace supervision and mentoring. Workshops that help to develop employability skills will also be provided.
WorkloadThe information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
A student enrolled in a 3-unit course, such as this, should expect to spend, on average 12 hours per week on the studies required.
Although for this course a large portion of your time will be spent in a workplace environment or undertaking work-related activities, there is still an expectation for the students to be completing individual study tasks as described in the Course Handbook.
Learning Activities SummaryStudents will be required to attend two Employability Workshops, prior to and after internship. There are outcomes and written tasks to complete from these.
As well as regularly attending the workplace or participating in a work-related project, students can meet with the academic supervisor to discuss assessment requirements and tasks.
The academic staff member will be available throughout the duration of the work placement or project to advise or assist with any content-related issues you may face in the workplace.
Specific Course RequirementsIt is a course requirement that the students attend the Employability Workshops. Students need to complete ~120 hours of work experience in no more than two organisations or equivalent in a work-related project.
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome
Formative & Summative Week 1 20% 1,3,5 Diary (6 entries) Formative & Summative Fortnightly 30% 1,2,3,4,5 Final Report Summative Examinations Period 40% 1,2,3,4,5 Host organisation Supervisor feedback Summative Examinations Period 10% 1,4
Assessment Related RequirementsStudents must complete the program to the satisfaction of their host organisation as well as an academic supervisor to be elgiible to pass this course, otherwise it will result in a fail.
Assessment DetailRefer to MyUni (and Course Handbook) for detailed assessment information. There is also information with regards to reflective writing and the assessment criteria.
Assignment 1: Workshop activities and Report – 20%
Students must attend the workshop, participate in the activities and write a report (including reflection) of at least 500 words.
Due Date: First week of semester
Assignment 2: Internship Diary - 30%
Due Date: Fortnightly diary entries that describe workplace activities and provide a personal reflection– A total of 6 entries); due on specific dates outlined in Course Handbook.
Assignment 3: Internship Final Report - 40%. Students will write a 2000 – 2500 word report that enables them to discuss the knowledge, skills and attributes developed during the course.
Due Date: Examination Period
Assignment 4: Host organisation Supervisor feedback 10%
No information currently available.
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
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