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Master of Geoscience (MC-GEOSC) // Attributes, outcomes and skills

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Intended learning outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be equipped with:

• Discipline-specific knowledge and expertise in a range of geoscience fields including theoretical science, recent developments and their applicability to professional practice and research
• The cognitive and technical skills to investigate, analyse and synthesise geoscientific information, concepts and theories and to apply this knowledge in a professional workplace
• Ability to effectively justify and communicate interpretations, methodologies and conclusions to specialist and non-specialist audiences

Generic skills

  • The ability to interact in a cross-cultural environment
  • The ability to develop time and project management skills
  • The ability to exercise critical judgement and operate in both a team environment and/or with a high level of personal autonomy and accountability

Graduate attributes

Graduates will:

  • have the ability to demonstrate advanced independent critical enquiry, analysis and reflection;
  • have a strong sense of intellectual integrity and the ethics of scholarship;
  • have in-depth knowledge of their specialist discipline(s);
  • reach a high level of achievement in writing, research or project activities, problem-solving and communication;
  • be critical and creative thinkers, with an aptitude for continued self-directed learning;
  • be able to examine critically, synthesise and evaluate knowledge across a broad range of disciplines;
  • have a set of flexible and transferable skills for different types of employment;
  • be able to initiate and implement constructive change in their communities, including professions and workplaces