SLE352 - Community Science Project


2023 unit information

Enrolment modes:

Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong)

Credit point(s): 1
Previously coded as:


EFTSL value: 0.125

STP010 and must have completed 12 credit points of study



Incompatible with:


Study commitment

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

Scheduled learning activities - campus

1 x 2 hour class per week. In addition to the teaching staff, guest lecturers will give classes and workshops on reflective practice, career-skills, and goal setting. Additionally, 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. This forum will be scheduled during class time, but the class will be extended in that week for Week 11, and during scheduled times in Week 12 (Study week - to be determined). Students will have the choice to present in Week 11 or Week 12.


Enrolments after commencement of trimester is subject to Unit Chair approval.


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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