Sustainability Challenges in Science

NPS10003 12.5 Credit Points Hawthorn Available to incoming Study Abroad and Exchange students


  • One semester or equivalent

Contact hours

  • 48 hours Face to Face + Blended

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

2022 teaching periods


Higher Ed. Semester 2

1 Aug 22 - 30 Oct 22

6 Dec 22

Last self enrolment:
14 Aug 22

31 Aug 22

Last withdraw without fail:
16 Sep 22


NPS10001 Introduction to e-Science

Aims and objectives

This unit provides an introduction to the application of technical and professional skills to tackle real industry and community problems. The project will introduce students to what science is and the scientific method involved, situating this exploration in how science can create a sustainable future. Students will work in teams to address challenges set by industry/community partners, applying their technical knowledge while developing professional skills in teamwork, communication, research, innovation, complex problem solving, and digital literacy.
 Unit Learning Outcomes
 On successful completion of this unit students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate the ability to work as an effective team member using simple project management tools
2. Describe and apply the scientific method and consider professional practice in science
3. Examine information and question the validity of sources
4. Communicate professionally with team members and other stakeholders in written and verbal form
5. Apply critical and creative thinking to real-world sustainability challenges
6. Use appropriate digital tools for research, analysis and communication
7. Explore Indigenous knowledges and practices of caring for Country and apply learnings to sustainability challenges