UWA Handbook 2017

Unit details

GEOS5596 Geoscience Internship

Credit 6 points
  Offering
(see Timetable)
AvailabilityLocationModeFirst year of offer
Not available in 2017UWA (Perth)Face to face2018
Content The objective of this unit is to provide academic credit for students who undertake an internship in the Public Sector Internship program. The internship provides an opportunity for students to undertake a project that relevant to their Geoscience degree and thereby gain complementary skills as well as professional workplace experience.

Students should apply for an approved internship prior to enrolling the unit, and are strongly encouraged to seek assistance and advice from the course coordinator prior to applying. Internship programs must be approved by the unit coordinator prior to enrolment.
Outcomes Students are able to demonstrate geoscientific understanding, critical thinking and writing skills applied to a specific geoscientific problem.
Assessment Typically this unit is assessed in the following way: individual project report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Myra Keep
Unit rules
Prerequisites: Enrolment in Master of Geoscience [72550] or Master of Petroleum Geoscience [73540]
Advisable prior study: Completion of 24 pts of Level 4 and/or Level 5 Geoscience units.
Contact hours Internship or placement hours as appropriate.

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