SLE352 - Community Science Project


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Online

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as: SBS350
EFTSL value: 0.125

STP010 and must have completed 12 credit points of study

Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: SBS250
Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150 hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 2 hour online lecture per week.

Students will be required to engage in project* work as a team (for approximately a 6 week period) and participate in presenting the outcomes of their project through a community forum in week 11 or 12 of the trimester.


*Projects in this unit may have campus-based and/or on-site (at client site) attendance requirements.

Enrolments after the dates below are subject to Unit Chair approval.

Trimester 1 enrolments for this unit close on Sunday 3rd March 2024


Community Science Project is a Professional Practice core unit within the Bachelor of Science. In this unit, students will apply scientific knowledge, processes and techniques in a team-based project and communicate the value of science to a range of audiences. They will develop professional skills that will allow them to articulate with evidence their graduate capabilities. Through their engagement in authentic projects, students will gain an increased self-awareness of their strengths, identify any weaknesses and learn how to strengthen their knowledge and skills particularly in teamwork and communication, which are highly sought after skills by employers of science graduates. Additionally, in this Unit students will learn to articulate the discipline and transferable skills gained from the project and apply what they have their learnt through the creation of a job application package to help prepare them for seeking work opportunities and a career in science.

Hurdle requirement

  1. In order to obtain a pass in the unit, the signed client evaluation form (assessment task 4) must be submitted before marks for the team members are released.
  2. In order to obtain a pass in the unit, a student must achieve a pass mark in Team and Client evaluation (assessment task 4).

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