• Offered by Centre for the Public Awareness of Science
  • ANU College ANU Joint Colleges of Science
  • Classification Specialist
  • Course subject Science Communication
  • Academic career Postgraduate
  • Mode of delivery In Person

Students learn about and gain experience in the theoretical basis and philosophy of science communication, the development of science communication programs in a variety of formats, focusing particularly on exhibition design.

Learning Outcomes

On satisfying the requirements of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

  1. understand the process of developing and delivering science communication programs;
  2. apply this knowledge in the planning and delivery of science communication programs;
  3. have skills in the technical aspects of communicating via different formats; and
  4. produce reports in a variety of different formats.

Other Information

Students will have knowledge and experience in the communication of science through different media and the development of science communication programs.

Indicative Assessment

The subject will be assessed by assignments in which students will plan, develop, and deliver science communication programs in different media.

  • Exhibition proposal (40%)
  • Exhibition dossier (10%)
  • Oral presentation (15%)
  • Prototype report (10%)
  • Existing exhibition assessment (25%)

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Contact 40 hours, non contact 90 hours

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must be enrolled in the Master of Science Communication Outreach program.


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

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Student Contribution Band:
Band 2
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
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