• Code SCNC1002
  • Unit Value 6 to 12 units
  • 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 Sara Rapson
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in Summer Session 2023
    See Future Offerings

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 Health and Medicine or the College of Science. 

Learning Outcomes

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

  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 Research Schools or by the College of Science: https://students.science.anu.edu.au/careers-opportunities/other-opportunities.

For more information on opportunities coordinated by the ANU Global Programs Office, visit: https://www.anu.edu.au/students/careers-opportunities/global-programs/short-course-options

Some study tours are offered on a regular or semi regular basis, click through the links for more details:

ACICIS - Public Health Study Tour

ACICIS - Agriculture Professional Practictum

To enrol in this course, students will need to send an expression of interest to subdean.science@anu.edu.au. Those students selected for enrollment will be informed and provided with a permission code.

Indicative Assessment

  1. 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. (100) [LO 1,2,3]

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

Inherent Requirements

To be determined

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.  

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:
Unit value:
6 to 12 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.

6.00 0.12500
7.00 0.14583
8.00 0.16667
9.00 0.18750
10.00 0.20833
11.00 0.22917
12.00 0.25000
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $720 per unit
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2023 $1030 per unit
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

ANU utilises MyTimetable to enable students to view the timetable for their enrolled courses, browse, then self-allocate to small teaching activities / tutorials so they can better plan their time. Find out more on the Timetable webpage.

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
ACICIS - Public Health Study Tour
1282 14 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 20 Jan 2023 29 Jan 2023 In Person N/A
ACICIS - Agriculture Professional Practicum
1584 02 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2023 13 Jan 2023 10 Feb 2023 In Person N/A

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