Making Science Work for You and Society: Capstone
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This research-intensive university in north-western Sydney offers a range of undergraduate and postgraduate degrees. With over 30,000 current students, Macquarie has a strong reputation for welcoming international students and embracing flexible and convenient study options, including its partnership with Open Universities Australia.
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On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to
- Select and apply practical and/or theoretical techniques or tools from your discipline to conduct an investigation.
- Design and plan a professional cross-disciplinary investigation, using scientific thinking and creative strategies to devise and promote innovation.
- Explain the role and relevance of science in society, using examples from your and other scientific disciplines.
- Plan your next steps after graduation, through an appraisal of personal achievements and the current and projected work environment.
- Explain, with an employment and interview focus, how your study and achievements transfer to other contexts, orally and in writing.
- Work effectively, responsibly and safely, as an individual and as part of a team, applying knowledge of ethical principles and professional conduct.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this subject will be provided in your study materials.
You must have successfully completed the following subject(s) before starting this subject:
Pre-requisite Admission to BSc and 80cp at 2000 level or above NCCW (2020 and onwards) FOSE3000 Making Science Work for You and Society: Capstone
No additional requirements
How do the skills and knowledge you have acquired fit you for the next step beyond your degree? What is the role of scientific thinking in the workplace and in solving society’s problems? A major component of this unit is a cross-disciplinary project, in which you will collaborate with students from other majors in the Bachelor of Science. You will identify and practice employability and workplace skills, connecting your university experiences to career aspirations. By actively reflecting on prior learning and experiences, you will build and articulate a positive self-understanding, exploring opportunities and clarifying goals for the next stage of your career.
- Reflective writing (10%)
- Project presentation (25%)
- Pitch an idea (15%)
- Project plan (50%)
Current study term: 25 Jul 21 to 05 Nov 21
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