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SCDL1991: Science Dalyell Showcase

Scientific research is one of the keys to expanding our understanding of the workings of the universe, and is a key driver of technological innovation, which in turn drives many social changes. This unit of study introduces scientific research at a tertiary level to students with a passion and enthusiasm for research science and a demonstrated aptitude in science. In small groups, you will engage with cutting-edge problems studied by research groups across the Faculty of Science. Led by a senior undergraduate group leader, and supported by an academic expert, you will learn about a field of study related to this problem. Together you will collect and critically investigate data, then create models, formulate hypotheses, and draw conclusions supported by these data. Your group will collectively develop collaboration and communication skills, and engage a wide audience in the Showcase event where you will present your results to other students, academics, and the general public. You will also develop your scientific writing skills by preparing a scientific report on the outcomes of your study.

Code SCDL1991
Academic unit Science Faculty
Credit points 6
must be in the Dalyell stream
Assumed knowledge:
Strong understanding of the scientific method. Students should have completed a science subject at HSC level or completed a university-level science subject

At the completion of this unit, you should be able to:

  • LO1. solve a scientific problem independently, in collaboration with a team of researchers.
  • LO2. effectively communicate and collaborate in a group.
  • LO3. work effectively as part of a team.
  • LO4. obtain and integrate information from a range of scientific resources (books, journals, online, meetings with experts).
  • LO5. critically analyse the information you obtain.
  • LO6. formulate innovative and creative ideas.