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Unit Overview


This unit provides the opportunity to work collaboratively to find real world solutions for real world issues in an interdisciplinary team. Encapsulating the discipline areas of the Faculty of Arts, Business, Law and Education, this project-based unit is a spark to foster global citizenship in all. Teams from diverse disciplines and across all academic year levels work collaboratively, supported and encouraged by their academic mentors to think creatively, both with regard to their learning and to the presentation of the project outcomes to the unit partners in community groups, industry or government. The unit offers enquiry-based learning, leadership training and develops valuable skills transferable to later studies and employment.

6 points
Not available in 2024UWA (Perth)Face to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 elective

Students are able to (1) contribute productively to the efficient functioning of team discussions and project work; (2) identify feasible solutions to the allocated real world issue; (3) demonstrate creativity in the development of feasible solutions to the real world issue; (4) explain how the interdisciplinary knowledge in the team assisted the development of feasible solution; and (5) demonstrate the ability to conduct community engagement activities using appropriate approaches.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) reflective journal; (2) group presentation; and (3) digital diary. Further information is available in the unit outline.

This unit is assessed on an ungraded pass/ungraded failed basis. All assessment items must be successfully completed.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Professor Philip Hancock
Unit rules
completion of at least eight units (48 points)
Approved quota: 40—application assessed on academic merit
Contact hours
workshops: 21 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.
  • Contact hours provide an indication of the type and extent of in-class activities this unit may contain. The total amount of student work (including contact hours, assessment time, and self-study) will approximate 150 hours per 6 credit points.