This degree is designed with industry collaboration at its heart, with embedded Industry Partnered Learning (IPL), Career Development Learning (CDL), Work Integrated Learning (WIL) and industry-focused capstone project opportunities.
This industry integration is facilitated via input from Industry Advisory Committees (IAC) and from scientific professional bodies enabling us to provide an industry- and external stakeholder-relevant education for you and more widely via our extensive network of partnerships built on our successful and ongoing research- and technology-collaborations with industry.
These industry inputs help inform curriculum development and ensure that your learning content and outcomes remain closely aligned with the needs of future employers. In addition, academic staff maximise connections with industry to develop and deliver WIL experiences as well as by offering advice on professional careers for each of the discipline and major areas
The WIL designated subject for this degree is ONPS2186 The Science Project, where you will have the opportunity to learn, apply and demonstrate professional science practices while working on projects under the guidance of a professional scientist on projects of interest to industry. Your independent science project may take place in industry or in an external laboratory.
Subjects undertaken in years two and three include advanced laboratory or fieldwork experiences. In these subjects, you will be exposed to techniques and practices commonly used in science-based industries and professions. Laboratory or field work is often undertaken as team activities, providing you with opportunities to take on multiple roles in the team to expand your experience and capabilities.
Some other subjects may include guest speakers from industry, government or the community and activities relating to industry as part of your learning experience. Other WIL and IPL opportunities will depend on the specific major and subjects you take.