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SCI1901 Science Fundamentals

Units : 1
School or Department : School of Mathematics, Physics & Computing
Grading basis : Graded
Course fee schedule : https://www.unisq.edu.au/current-students/administration/fees/fee-schedules
Version produced : 30 May 2023


An enthusiasm for and an understanding of science and its processes is essential if we are to produce skilled individuals with the capacity to identify, and develop effective solutions to current and future challenges for the world and Australia in particular. A basic knowledge and understanding of key areas of science and skills in critically analysing new developments and proposed solutions to problems is required if we are to adequately evaluate options proposed by science and technology. The course will be suitable for current teachers and future teachers and other professionals seeking to upgrade their knowledge of science.

This course provides an introduction to science as a process of inquiry and to key areas of science that underpin many of the disciplines of science and technology. The course examines energy and forces, physical and chemical properties of materials, the Solar System, the shaping of the Earth and the properties of its rocks and minerals, evolution of living things and their characteristics, human impacts on ecosystems and landscapes and the concept of sustainability. The course is aimed primarily at students with little prior knowledge of science, who seek increased knowledge and skills in science, to assist in professional accreditation and personal development.

Course offers

Study period Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2023 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2023 Online
Date printed 30 May 2023