BIG IDEAS IN SCIENCE: CAREER OPTIONS AND PROFESSIONAL IDENTITY

SCI2COP

2021

Credit points: 15

Subject outline

In this subject, students will explore the range of career options for graduates working in science and science-related professions, and learn about the future of the Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) workforce locally and globally. Through a series of workshop activities and assessment tasks, students will explore the importance of ethical conduct when working as a scientifically literate professional and will create a portfolio where they reflect on their professional identity, knowledge base and skillset for a range of job types. This subject addresses La Trobe's Global Citizenship Essential which entails a deep appreciation of how we live in an interconnected world, being able to recognize the global context of concepts, act across cultures and boundaries, and work with diverse communities, now and in the future.

SchoolLife Sciences

Credit points15

Subject Co-ordinatorFiona Bird

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsYes

Subject year levelYear Level 2 - UG

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

PrerequisitesN/A

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsBIO3CEP

Equivalent subjectsN/A

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsN/A

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedNo

Work-based learningNo

Self sourced or Uni sourcedN/A

Entire subject or partial subjectN/A

Total hours/days requiredN/A

Location of WBL activity (region)N/A

WBL addtional requirementsN/A

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Explain how science can be used in a variety of occupations for solving real world problems, now and into the future.
02. Explain the importance of ethical conduct when working as a scientifically literate professional
03. Evaluate the career options for a range of STEM graduates and apply the insights gained to personal career plans.
04. Document and evaluate personal skills, knowledge and professional identity in terms of employability in STEM or related professions

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Albury-Wodonga, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Bird

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students are expected to complete 2 hours of online activities prior to attending their weekly workshop

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group presentation (250-words equivalent, per student)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3
Individual assignment (750-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Reflective portfolio (3,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Individual presentation (250-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO4

Bendigo, 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Bird

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students are expected to complete 2 hours of online activities prior to attending their weekly workshop

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group presentation (250-words equivalent, per student)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3
Individual assignment (750-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Reflective portfolio (3,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Individual presentation (250-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO4

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorFiona Bird

Class requirements

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h unscheduled online class per week on any day including weekend during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via online.
Students are expected to complete 2 hours of online activities prior to attending their weekly workshop

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 22
One 2.00 h workshop per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*
Group presentation (250-words equivalent, per student)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1, SILO3
Individual assignment (750-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2
Reflective portfolio (3,000-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo60 SILO1, SILO2, SILO3, SILO4
Individual presentation (250-words equivalent)N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO3, SILO4