• Offered by Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Science Communication
  • Areas of interest Science Communication
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Will Grant
  • Mode of delivery Online or In Person
  • Co-taught Course
  • Offered in Summer Session 2023
    First Semester 2023
    Autumn Session 2023
    Winter Session 2023
    Second Semester 2023
    Spring Session 2023
    See Future Offerings

Delivery of this course will vary from student to student. Contact your course convener or supervisor to see if there is an on campus activity.

The aim of this course is to use an internship experience to enable students to apply their science communication knowledge, skills and principles within a professional organisation. Students will be placed in a government, education, industry or NGO organisation for approximately one day per week, and will produce science communication materials, science communication events and/or other science communication outputs. Students will experience a real-life science communication workplace and understand how their science communication and professional skills and knowledge can be utilised there. They will also be able to demonstrate functioning science communication knowledge, both new and existing, and identify areas of further development for their future careers. Internships may be completed online subject to availability and agreement of the host organisation.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Apply existing science communication knowledge, principles and skills in similar or new situations.
  2. Identify when new science communication knowledge or skills are required, to seek appropriate mentorship and assistance to develop these, and then to apply them.
  3. Work effectively, respectfully and productively with others in real-life workplace situations - whether those others be students, science communicators, persons at the host organisation or other stakeholders.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of workplace-based learning processes through critical reflection on the internship experience.

Other Information

Students would generally be expected to be on track to complete a Science Communication major or minor, and/or to have extensive experience in extra-curricular science communication activities. At a minimum students will be required to have completed at least two SCOM coded courses, one of which must be SCOM2016 OR SCOM3012.  Students new to science communication will not be eligible for the course. The course convener will determine whether the student has adequate experience to participate in the course. Internships may be completed online subject to availability and agreement of the host organisation.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessment will be negotiated between internship manager, student and host organisation, but will typically consist of: (null) [LO null]
  2. Mid internship presentation (15) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Final report or video presentation (85) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  4. All components of the assessment must be completed satisfactorily to meet the grade of Course Requirements Satisfied. (null) [LO null]

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Workload

Approximately 130 hours per 6 units of enrolment. Exact terms of attendance at host organisation to be negotiated.

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have completed SCOM6004

You will need to contact the Centre for the Public Awareness of Science to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

N/A

Assumed Knowledge

Students would generally be expected to be on track to complete a Science Communication major or minor, and/or to have extensive experience in extra-curricular science communication activities. At a minimum students will be required to have completed at least two SCOM coded courses, one of which must be SCOM2016 OR SCOM3012. Students new to science communication will not be eligible for the course. The course convener will determine whether the student has adequate experience to participate in the course.

Fees

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

Commonwealth Support (CSP) Students
If you 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). More information about your student contribution amount for each course at Fees

Student Contribution Band:
2
Unit value:
6 units

If you are a domestic graduate coursework student with a Domestic Tuition Fee (DTF) place or international student you will be required to pay course tuition fees (see below). Course tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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Summer Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
1287 01 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 31 Mar 2023 In Person N/A

First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3191 20 Feb 2023 27 Feb 2023 31 Mar 2023 26 May 2023 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
3266 01 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023 21 Apr 2023 30 Jun 2023 In Person N/A

Winter Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4283 01 Jul 2023 21 Jul 2023 21 Jul 2023 30 Sep 2023 In Person N/A

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6187 24 Jul 2023 31 Jul 2023 31 Aug 2023 27 Oct 2023 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
6246 01 Oct 2023 20 Oct 2023 20 Oct 2023 31 Dec 2023 In Person N/A

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