Credit points: 15

Subject outline

This subject will focus on a variety of modes of scientific communication and research skills including data presentation, aspects of copyright and plagiarism, the use of scientific journals, scientific databases, abstracting journals and online resources. Students will be expected to engage with and interpret recent scientific literature, write literature reviews, use online software for referencing support and deliver an oral presentation.

FacultyFaculty of Science, Tech & Engineering

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Available to Study Abroad StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsYes

Subject particulars

Subject rules



Incompatible subjectsN/A

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Learning resources


Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
ReadingsEssential skills for science and technologyRecommendedZeegers, P, Deller-Evans, K, Egege, S & Klinger, COXFORD UNIVERSITY PRESS

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2014, Semester 1, Day


Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Carroll

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 13 - 22
Four 1.0 hours workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 13 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.


Assessment elementComments%
One 2000 word assignment50
class based reading and writing exercises (equivakent to 750 words)20
one 500 word assignment10
two 10 minute class presentations20