Grand Challenges in Science

NPS30003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours

On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.

2021 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

2 Aug 21 - 31 Oct 21

7 Dec 21

Last self enrolment:
15 Aug 21

31 Aug 21

Aims and objectives

This unit of study aims to develop within the student an understanding of the scientific research method, practical research skills, and practical design and development skills in a research environment, through an individual research project conducted during a semester.

Unit Learning Outcomes (ULO)
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
1. Describe and apply the scientific research method within a research project context
2. Select and apply appropriate practical research skills to execute research project
3. Communicate research outcomes to a technical audience
4. Demonstrate practical design and development skills in a research environment
5. Identify and adopt safe working practices relevant to research project