GEOS5596 Geoscience Internship

6 points
(see Timetable)
(see Summer Timetable)
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face
The objective of this unit is to provide academic credit for students who undertake an internship in the Public Sector Internship program or in a private company or consultancy. The internship provides an opportunity for students to undertake a project that is relevant to their Geoscience degree and thereby gain complementary skills as well as professional workplace experience.

Students should seek assistance and advice from their Course Coordinator prior to applying to the Unit Coordinator to have their internship approved. This approval is required before students can enrol in the unit.
Students are able to demonstrate geoscientific understanding, critical thinking and writing skills applied to a specific geoscientific problem.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: individual project report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Supplementary assessment is not available in this unit.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Myra Keep
Unit rules
enrolment in Master of Geoscience (72550)
Master of Petroleum Geoscience (73540)
Advisable prior study:
completion of 24 points of level 4 and/or level 5 Geoscience units
Contact hours
internship or placement hours as appropriate up to 150 hours.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
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