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Industry Project in Science (MULT90012)

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Year of offerNot available in 2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeMULT90012
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date

This subject will provide practical insights into the role of science and scientific thinking within business, and the successful application of this perspective, along with communication and business tools, to work environments. Students will be assigned to syndicate groups to address a practical industry challenge/issue which has been identified by industry. In addressing this task students will draw upon on their discipline knowledge and the skills provided in the professional tools subjects. 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 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, academics and industry.

Generic skills

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.

Eligibility and requirements


Students must be enrolled in their final year of full-time or equivalent.

Enrolment into this subject requires subject coordinator approval, following endorsement of the student's resume, internship application form and placement.


Students must be enrolled in prescribed subjects in their final semester of full-time or equivalent study.

Non-allowed subjects


Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home


Additional details

Charter – Up to 2 page agreement with Industry Partner as to project specifications, 5%, due early in semester.
Project Plan up to 2,000 words plus appendices, 10%, due early semester.
Oral Presentation of project, 15%, to be held late semester (attendance compulsory).
Final Group Report up to 5,000 words plus appendices, 60%, due at the end of the of semester.
Industry Partner Assessment of group performance, 10%.
Attendance at the Student Professional Development Program held in Semester 2 is a hurdle requirement in this subject. Students must attend all scheduled events.

Dates & times

Not available in 2019

Time commitment details

Students are expected to devote 170 hours to this subject including contact and non-contact hours.

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  • Subject notes

    Students undertaking this subject will be expected to regularly access an internet-enabled computer.

  • Available through the Community Access Program

    About the Community Access Program (CAP)

    This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.

    Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 21 August 2019