GEOS5596 Geoscience Internship

Credit
6 points
Offering
(see Timetable)
(see Summer Timetable)

If this unit does not have an online alternative, then students who are presently unable to enter Western Australia and whose studies would be delayed by an inability to complete this unit, should contact the unit coordinator (details given on this page) to ascertain, on an individual case-by-case basis, if alternate arrangements can be made to support their study in this unit.

AvailabilityLocationMode
Semester 1UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Summer teaching periodUWA (Perth)Face to face Predominantly face-to-face. On campus attendance required to complete this unit. May have accompanying resources online.
Content
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.
Outcomes
Students are able to demonstrate geoscientific understanding, critical thinking and writing skills applied to a specific geoscientific problem.
Assessment
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
Prerequisites:
enrolment in Master of Geoscience (72550) or 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.
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