Course level





Agriculture Food Sciences Schl




One Semester


Successful completion of a minimum of 24 units towards current program, including a minimum of 8 units of level 2 or higher courses, by the end of the previous semester


Permission of the Associate Dean (Academic). Students must secure a suitable placement in a science-related workplace. Quota of 40 places by expression of interest. Expected GPA cut-off of 5.0.

Assessment methods

Learning Contract and Risk Assessment, Reflective Practice, Presentation and Placement Supervisor Report

Course coordinator

Professor Melissa Fitzgerald - Summer; Professor Susan Rowland - Winter (TP5)

Work Integrated Learning

Industry Placements

Current course offerings

Course offerings Location Mode Course Profile
Summer Semester, 2018 (Standard) St Lucia Internal Course Profile
Semester 2, 2019 (TP5) St Lucia Internal Profile unavailable

Please Note: Course profiles marked as not available may still be in development.

Course description

The Science Industry Placement course enables students to acquire practical skills and experience in an authentic work environment. Through the completion of 120 hours of placement in a science-related workplace, students will gain an understanding of the real world application of their learning. They will also learn about the nature of careers in science, identify possible career pathways, and reflect on their own professional skills and personal development.

Course Quota: 40 students

Students are responsible for securing their own suitable work placement related to their studies, subject to Faculty of Science approval. Students interested in taking this course should complete the Expression of Interest form on StudentHub by the advertised due dates for each semester.

Students are encouraged to attend a Faculty of Science Careers Workshop to assist with identifying opportunities and preparing application documents.

All enquiries for this course should be addressed to the Faculty of Science (