Science and Innovation (10107.2)
|Available teaching periods||Delivery mode||Location|
|View teaching periods|| On-Campus
|| UC - Canberra, Bruce
|0.125||3||Faculty Of Science And Technology|
|Discipline||Study level||HECS Bands|
|Academic Program Area - Science||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Have knowledge and Skills of cutting edge scientific technologies in the context of industry and real-life global health and environmental problems;
2. Have commercialisation knowledge, project management, due diligence, and business development as it relates to these technologies;
3. Have professional skills required to convert scientific discovery into intellectual property, how to secure funding for research and high technology based businesses; and
4. Have communication skills needed for pitching ideas to funding agencies, receiving industry backing, and translation of technologies to the lay-person.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - communicate effectively
1. UC graduates are professional - display initiative and drive, and use their organisation skills to plan and manage their workload
1. UC graduates are professional - employ up-to-date and relevant knowledge and skills
1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - make creative use of technology in their learning and professional lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - think globally about issues in their profession
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - evaluate and adopt new technology
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - reflect on their own practice, updating and adapting their knowledge and skills for continual professional and academic development
Assumed knowledge1st year science
|Year||Location||Teaching period||Teaching start date||Delivery mode||Unit convener|
|2023||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||31 July 2023||On-Campus||Dr Duanne White|
|2024||UC - Canberra, Bruce||Semester 2||29 July 2024||On-Campus||Dr Duanne White|
There is no requirement to obtain a particular textbook for this unit. However, there will be required readings posted on Canvas each week. These will be made freely available or accessible through the library.
Submission of assessment items
Special assessment requirements
The final mark for this subject will be calculated by an accumulation of marks from each assessment item. To achieve a passing grade or higher, students must:
- attend at least 80% of workshops ( either in person or in real-time if attending virtually) ; and
- attempt all assessment items; and
- achieve a final aggregate mark of 50% or higher.
The Unit Convener reserves the right to questions students orally on any of their submitted work.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
The contact hours for each student in this unit consist of 48 hours of workshops (2 hours x 2 workshop/week x 12 weeks). There are two weekly workshops with attendance at both compulsory.
It is expected that students will spend ~3 hours each week on self-directed study of the specified learning materials in preparation for class (~36 hours).
The remaining 66 hours of workload is allocated to working on assessment tasks.
Participation in workshops is a compulsory condition of this unit, and attendance will be recorded. In order to pass this unit students must participate in at least 80% of the 12 weeks of workshops, either in person or on-line via virtual room. Students who cannot attend in person will need to have approval from the unit convenor to attend virtually. In the event that you cannot attend a workshop due to illness or unavoidable commitments, contact the Unit Convener as soon as possible. Students must provide a medical or counsellors certificate or other relevant supporting documentation if they are absent.
Required IT skills
Use of standard word processing software, use of the Canvas interface, and access to University of Canberra email are requirements of this unit.
This unit involves online meetings in real time using the Virtual Room in your UCLearn teaching site. The Virtual Room allows you to communicate in real time with your lecturer and other students. To participate verbally, rather than just typing, you will need a microphone. For best audio quality we recommend a microphone and speaker headset. For more information and to test your computer, go to the Virtual Room in your UCLearn site and 'Join Course Room'. This will trigger a tutorial to help familiarise you with the functionality of the virtual room.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Learning in this unit will be integrally linked to experiences in professional contexts.
Provision of information to the group
Notifications through the Canvas Announcements Forum or the Canvas Discussion Forums are deemed to be made to the whole class. It is the responsibility of the student to ensure that they check for announcements on the unit's Canvas website. Students should ensure they check their student email regularly. The Canvas discussion forums will be checked by staff regularly.
Use of student email account
The Univesity email policy states that "students wishing to contact the University via email regarding administrative or academic matters need to send the email from the University account for identity verification purposes". Therefore all unit enquiries should be emailed using a student university email account. Students should contact email@example.com if they have any issues accessing their university email account.
Absence from class
In all cases of absence, sickness or personal problems that compromise the student's ability to participate in class or complete assignments, it is the student's responsibility to ensure that the Unit Convener is informed.
Change in unit delivery
Unforeseen circumstances beyond the unit convener's control could result in changes to the mode of delivery of workshops and assessments. Students will be advised if this occurs and appropriate alternatives will be arranged.