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Undergraduate | RMI-SCI301 | 2023

The Professional Scientist

Examine a scientific career. Gain professional workplace experience for your future in science. Learn practical legal and ethical issues and risk assessment techniques. Work in teams to create and deliver a mock research project. Write a business case. 

Study method
100% online
100% online
Entry requirements
Part of a degree
13 weeks

Start dates

  • 28 Aug 2023

HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available

About this subject

  • At the completion of this subject students should be able to:

    • Engage in problem solving activities;
    • Critically review information relevant to your discipline and project topic;
    • Recognise the value of working in teams;
    • Contribute to the process of developing a research proposal.

Entry requirements

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


This is a capstone work integrated learning subject. You should be in the final year of your Applied Science program, having completed at least the first two years of your science program.

Additional requirements

No additional requirements

Study load

0.125 EFTSL

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

Equivalent full time study load (EFTSL) is one way to calculate your study load. One (1.0) EFTSL is equivalent to a full-time study load for one year.

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