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Undergraduate | RMI-SCI302 | 2024

Science Fiction, Science Fact

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Navigate the journey between science fact and fiction. Learn how fictional ideas inspire futuristic, functional design. From Star Trek to cryogenics and nanotechnology, clarify how scientific research has solved many tech challenges in society. 

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Start dates
26 Feb 2024,
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Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

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Science Fiction, Science Fact

About this subject

  • This subject will develop the following capabilities:

    1. An understanding of the role of scientific progress in modern and future society
    2. Improved critical analysis and problem solving skills
    3. Effective communication both orally and in writing

    On successfully completing this subject, you will have a better understanding of the scientific method and using scientific principles, be able to describe what limits are imposed by physics to concepts commonly found in science fiction.

Entry requirements

To enrol in this subject, you must be admitted into a degree.


A knowledge of secondary school mathematics is assumed

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.

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