University of Technology Sydney

60001 Principles of Scientific Practice

6cp; 5hpw: 2hpw (workshop), 3hpw x 6 wks (practical class), self-paced modules (online); availability: first-year students only


This subject introduces students to the major themes of contemporary science and inquiry-oriented experimentation, and has been designed to be applicable to all science disciplines. Students learn how science formulates and address problems, and are introduced to the critical scientific tools of empirical data and its handling, experimental design, and the scientific argument. This material is presented within the broad context of critical professional skills required for a successful career in any research-oriented field of science. Students are encouraged to be self-motivated, work in a timely fashion and understand the importance of professional behaviour.

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