• Offered by ANU College of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Course subject Faculty of Science
  • Areas of interest Science
  • Work Integrated Learning Fieldwork
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • STEM Course

This course can be scheduled upon request by schools in the College of Science. Contact: science.curriculum@anu.edu.au

This course is intended to provide flexible options for individuals or small groups of students to undertake a hands on experience in the field, lab or workshop within any science discipline usually not covered in courses delivered elsewhere within the University. 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.

The details of the topic will be negotiated between the student and the supervisor/s and be approved by the relevant Associate Director (Education).

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. Under supervision, pursue a sustained, guided critical investigation and evaluation of the agreed topic/s.
  2. Identify relevant theory and concepts and draw evidence-based conclusions using appropriate methodology, tools and/or analysis of data.
  3. Understand and explain basic concepts of the special topic in the relevant scientific discipline/s.
  4. Demonstrate use of specific techniques relevant to the scientific discipline/s.

Work Integrated Learning


Students may engage with WIL partners (internal/external) as a component of the course

Other Information

Should you wish to enrol in this course after the last day to enrol, please submit an Enrolment Change form along with your approved permission code request to science.enquiries@anu.edu.au. To submit a request for permission, please click here.

Indicative Assessment

  1. Assessments and their weighting will vary depending on the nature of the topic but will minimally have two components: (null) [LO null]
  2. Formative task/s (30) [LO 1,2,3,4]
  3. Final assessment/s (70) [LO 1,2,3,4]

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The expected workload will consist of approximately 130 hours which will include regular meetings with the supervisor and a large component of self-directed study which will include preparation for any presentations and other assessment tasks.

Assessment tasks will vary depending on the project and supervisor. To be arranged with course convener.

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.

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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 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.

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6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $4440
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2024 $6360
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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