• Offered by ANU College of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Faculty of Science
  • Areas of interest Science
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Anna Cowan
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2020
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This course is not available for general enrolment.

Not available for general enrolment. 

This course allows for a special topic of study for individuals or small groups of students to study a Science topic abroad under the guidance of an ANU academic. Part of the course may be delivered at ANU before departure. Delivery of the course will potentially be a combination of lectures, field trips, workshops or practical work. The subject of topics will vary depending on offerings from the College of Biology, Medicine and the Environment or the College of Physical and Mathematical Sciences. 

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will be able to demonstrate an:
  1. Understanding of specialist bodies of knowledge within the Science discipline.
  2. Understanding and application of the scientific process to a specific field of science.
  3. Effective oral and written communication in professional and lay domains.

Other Information

The course is run for specific, targeted programs or study tours. It is not run regularly as a continuing course.  Opportunities for programs or study tours run under SCNC1002 are advertised throughout the year via Science Enquires or Research Schools. Students selected for this course will be informed and provided with a permission code.

Indicative Assessment

Assessment of the special topics course will depend on the nature and structure of the course. The details of the project and assessment items will be negotiated and agreed upon prior to formal enrolment in the course. (L.O. 1-3)

In response to COVID-19: Please note that Semester 2 Class Summary information (available under the classes tab) is as up to date as possible. Changes to Class Summaries not captured by this publication will be available to enrolled students via Wattle. 

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Total workload approximately 130 hours; tailored to duration of course.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the ANU College of Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts


Preliminary Reading



Assumed Knowledge



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $4050
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2020 $5760
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

The list of offerings for future years is indicative only.
Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1385 01 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 24 Jan 2020 31 Mar 2020 In Person N/A

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