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SCI3302 Industry Placement

Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences
School or Department : School of Agric, Comp and Environ Sciences


Pre-requisite: Completion of 2nd year (or 2 years full time study in a relevant area)

Other requisites

Student is a 3rd year Faculty of Sciences student.


This course provides students with an opportunity to apply their specialised subject knowledge and academic skills to a practical situation in order to prepare them to successfully work in their future professional environment. It allows students to improve their learning by the application of the concepts, theories and graduate skills developed in their major area of study to their workplace activities and within a team environment. It will encourage a reflective approach to the development of their workplace skills. It is envisioned that the work experience will enhance the student's post-graduation employment prospects. Students should be aware that the number of student places in this course will be restricted and acceptance will be at the discretion of the Course Examiner. Students should have access to the internet.

Students intending to enrol in this course should communicate with the course examiner well in advance of the first week of the semester in order for the SCI3302 course examiner and the student to identify a suitable placement within a work environment. The course is offered in S1, S2, and S3. In discussion with the industry partner and the SCI3302 course examiner students are required to provide a detailed project outline that is to be submitted to the course examiner prior to commencement of the semester. Part-time students that are in employment may define a project in consultation with their employer and discussion with USQ the SCI3302 course examiner, however, the project is to be unrelated to their usual workplace activities. Students who enrol in this course can not request an exemption based on grounds of professional experience. The normal workload for this course is one day per week during the teaching period in which enrolled. If a suitable placement is not available, the student will not be able to enrol in this course.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 1, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 3, 2014 On-campus Toowoomba