The Practicum provides students with an opportunity to gain the practical skills and deeper insight into the real world of environmental governance, such as by engaging in critical problem solving, testing of theoretical concepts, and collaborative learning in a teamwork setting. The Practicum, which builds on prior assumed knowledge and skills acquired in earlier components of the degree, and previous academic studies, provides students with an opportunity to understand better the links between what they learn at university and the practical application of that knowledge in the community through the development of skills and reflection on a work experience placement. A practicum may be with a government agency (eg, Australian Antarctica Division), business corporation (eg, seafood company), environmental NGO (eg, Ocean Planet) or other organisation that can offer suitable work experience. Drawing from the work undertaken during their practicums, students will complete a paper of some 5,000 - 10,000 words for grading by a member of the participating UTAS academic staff.
|Unit name||Oceans, Polar and Climate Practicum|
|College/School||College of Sciences and Engineering
Institute for Marine & Antarctic Studies
|Discipline||Oceans and Cryosphere|
|Coordinator||Professor Marcus Haward|
|Available as student elective?||No|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 1. Plan a project report in response to a negotiated problem
- 2. Manage the project through working safely and ethically under academic guidance
- 3. Demonstrate appropriate research methods for the selected project, collect and accurately record and interpret scientific data, logically and draw sound conclusions from those data
- 4. Report results in the form of a formal report
|Field of Education||Commencing Student Contribution 1||Grandfathered Student Contribution 1||Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2||Domestic Full Fee|
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|Assessment||Placement (30%)|Report (40%)|Reflective Journal (30%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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