Grand Challenges in Science

NPS30004 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn


  • One Semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 60 hours face to face + Blended

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


225cp in BA-SC2 or 325cp in a Science Double degree.
Assumed Knowledge
This unit should be taken in the final semester of study for science units

Aims and objectives

This unit provides an opportunity for the application of technical and professional skills to tackle real industry and community problems. Students will work individually or in teams to address challenges set by academic/industry/community partners, applying their technical knowledge while developing professional skills in teamwork, communication, research, innovation, complex problem solving, digital literacy and self-management.
Unit Learning Outcomes
On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
#Unit Learning Outcome Description
ULO1Design and conduct research to address problems faced by scientific and industry sectors
ULO2Select and apply appropriate research and project management skills to execute a research or industry-based project
ULO3Demonstrate working collaboratively, inclusively and independently as effective team member
ULO4Communicate professionally in written, verbal, and visual forms, by selecting the appropriate digital tools to research or industry audiences
ULO5Identify and adopt safe and ethical working practices relevant to research or industry-based project work
ULO6Use self-management skills to lead their own learning and professional development aligned with their professional purpose

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New unit from 2023