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This subject will provide practical insights into the role of science and scientific thinking within a genuine workplace context. Students will be assigned to syndicate groups and, using a variety of techniques, they will work as a team to solve an industry-relevant problem that has been identified by their assigned Industry client. In addressing this task students will draw upon on their Environmental Science knowledge and other skills developed in the professional tools subjects they have undertaken. On commencement of the project, students will be required to spend a specific time in the business setting and to then maintain regular contact with the business, as well as the project supervisor, across the duration of the subject.
Intended learning outcomes
The objectives of this subject are for students to:
- draw together their scientific knowledge and skills developed in professional tools subjects to solve an industry-based challenge;
- gain experience in interacting with industry;
- learn how to work effectively in syndicate groups; and
- gain experience in how to present their solutions and ideas in a logical manner to their peers, academic staff and industry representatives.
At the completion of this subject, students should gain skills in:
- leading and participating in teams and managing, persuading and influencing others;
- demonstrating the breadth of knowledge gained in an inter-disciplinary approach;
- applying advanced scientific analysis, communication and leadership in business and professional practice;
- the exercise of critical judgement and rigorous and independent thinking;
- accounting for their decisions and adopting a problem solving approach;
- high level written report presentation skills;
- oral communication and presentation skills; and
- time management and self-management skills.
Last updated: 5 November 2021