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Units with modes Online timetabled and Online flexible are available for any student to self-enrol and study online.

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  • You are a student who is currently offshore and unable to enter Australia.
  • You are a student in Australia who is impacted by state or regional border closures.

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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, for example in the Public Sector Internship program or in a private company or consultancy, or through a research internship at UWA. This provides an opportunity for students to undertake a geoscience project that is relevant to their degree and through which they gain transferable scientific 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.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Myra Keep
Unit rules
Enrolment in 72550 Master of Geoscience or 73540 Master of Petroleum Geoscience
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.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.