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65410 Skills for the Professional Chemist

6cp; 2hpw (workshop)
Requisite(s): 65212 Chemistry 2 OR 65213 Chemistry 2 (Advanced)


This subject provides students with the critical graduate competencies and attributes required when working in the science industry along with an understanding of what it means to be a scientist. The legislative environment in which practising scientists operate is explored, including matters related to work health and safety. Communication and academic literacy skills are a strong focus, and they are developed and refined throughout the subject, with many opportunities for feedback provided. Methods for seeking out information and resources, principles of ethical workplace behaviours, project management, and techniques for managing time and resources are also explored throughout the subject. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated, work in a timely fashion and understand the importance of professional behaviour.

Typical availability

Autumn session, City campus

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