NANOTECHNOLOGY STUDY TOUR

NAN3NST

2018

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject students will gain an understanding of the scope and scale of international activity in the field of nanotechnology by making a one to two week visit overseas. A tailored program will be developed each time the subject is offered based around available opportunities for visits to international exhibitions, scientific agencies, government agencies and educational institutions. Students will learn about professional business conduct and etiquette overseas, and develop skills co-operating as a group during the study tour. Students will develop an understanding of cultural issues and cultural diversity in the study tour country through the creation of a daily reflective journal and post-tour group presentation sharing experiences. The study tour will be offered outside of normal teaching weeks with a pre-departure session on the Melbourne campus followed by a visit to the international country, and a follow-up debriefing on return.

SchoolSchool of Molecular Sciences/LIMS

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 3 - UG

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Must be admitted in one of the following courses: SZHSN, SZHSMN, PSMSC, SMNT or SBS (Nanotechnology, chemistry or physics major). All other students are by invitation of the Subject Coordinator.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Report on the scale of international endeavour in the field of nanotechnology and the current state of the art in the discipline

Activities:
Visitation to international exhibitions, companies, government agencies, scientific agencies or educational institutions or similar

02. Use professional business conduct and etiquette on the international stage

Activities:
Pre-tour briefing on business conduct and etiquette; on tour mentoring, post tour de-brief

03. Report on cultural issues, values and diversity in the context of international relationships

Activities:
Visitation to international organisations or cultural sites or precincts; interaction with hosts

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Other Site, 2018, Week 01-08, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size25

Enrolment information Due to travel, university, agency and institutional hosting, and logistics management issues Merit based quota. Priority is given to students within the Nanotechnology/Science degrees.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Class requirements

WorkShop
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Preparatory workshop"

WorkShop
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Post-tour workshop"

Field Trip
One 10.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"One to two week intensive study tour"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual reflective daily journal, blog and host country report (500 words in total)30 01, 02, 03
One study tour report (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03
Reflective oral or video group presentation (5 mins per student) (500 word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03
Five written accounts of study tour activities (2000 words in total)25 01, 02, 03

Other Site, 2018, Week 26-33, Day

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment size25

Enrolment information Due to travel, university, agency and institutional hosting, and logistics management issues Merit based quota. Priority is given to students within the Nanotechnology/Science degrees.

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPaul Pigram

Class requirements

Field Trip
One 10.0 days field trip per study period on any day including weekend during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"One to two week intensive study tour"

WorkShop
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Post-tour workshop"

WorkShop
One 6.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day and delivered via face-to-face.
"Preparatory workshop"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
One individual reflective daily journal, blog and host country report (500 words in total)30 01, 02, 03
One study tour report (1500 words)30 01, 02, 03
Reflective oral or video group presentation (5 mins per student) (500 word equivalent)15 01, 02, 03
Five written accounts of study tour activities (2000 words in total)25 01, 02, 03