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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
On completion of this subject, participants should be able to:
- Apply scientific methods to frame, and analyse an environmental challenge faced by government, industry and/or community groups;
- Through interacting with industry develop integrated scientific, economic and social approaches to analyse and produce environmental decisions
- Apply multi-disciplinary scientific frameworks to synthesise and integrate scientific knowledge; and
- Communicate complex environmental information using written reports and oral presentations 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: 30 April 2020