Courses & Units

Experiencing Science XAB080

Hobart, Launceston, Cradle Coast


The student contribution amount for this unit is fully subsidised and therefore not payable by the student.


In this unit you will develop the skills needed to work in academic lab settings and carry out experiments in a safe, ethical and responsible way. Through a range of learning activities, you will explore basic concepts in various sciences to complete experiments performed in labs. The focus will be on building report writing skills via a series of workshops and assessment tasks that call for an increased ability to communicate experiment results in a written format. You will also explore ethical considerations of conducting and reporting on scientific research


Unit name Experiencing Science
Unit code XAB080
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School University College
Discipline Pre-Degree

Florence Ko, David Vender

Teaching staff

Level Foundation
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 2 On-Campus Domestic Domestic


International students
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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 22/2/2021 23/3/2021 12/4/2021 30/5/2021
Semester 2 12/7/2021 10/8/2021 30/8/2021 17/10/2021

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2021 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2021 will be available from the 1st October 2021.

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Learning Outcomes

1. Use science inquiry skills to conduct, analyse and communicate experiments

2. Evaluate, with reference to collected data and resources, claims about concepts in science

3. Create scientific reports with appropriate sections, language and conventions that conform to a specified style

4. Articulate a working knowledge of scientific concepts applicable to experiments conducted



Band CSP Student Contribution Field of Education
2 2020: $1,190.00 019900

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Teaching Pattern

Two hour workshop and two hour practical per week.


AT1: Portfolio (25%)

AT2: Report Sections (15%)

AT3: Report Full (20%)

AT4: Individual Project Report (40%)

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