University of Technology Sydney

60703 Science Internship A (12cp)

12cp; Forms of attendance in this subject have changed to enable social distancing and reduce the risks of spreading COVID-19 in our community. There may also have been changes to the assessment requirements. Consequently, the Subject Outline information for this subject has changed. Details of the changes may be published in an Addendum to the Subject Outline which is available through your LMS (Blackboard or Canvas).; availability: by invitation only (students who have secured the offer of an internship must apply to the Faculty using the Application to Undertake an Internship for Academic Credit, Faculty of Science form)
Anti-requisite(s): 94680 Entering Professional Life (6cp) AND 94681 Entering Professional Life (8cp)
Recommended studies:

72 credit points of UTS: Science undergraduate subjects; 69500 Career Management for Scientists, or attendance at one of Faculty of Science Internship Workshops. Exemption from this requirement is available under specific conditions and only with the approval of the subject coordinator.



In this subject, students undertake an internship with an external organisation (e.g. business, external research institute) or UTS unit, department or school, in a capacity relevant to their academic studies. This assists in developing their professional attributes related to employability, discipline knowledge and professional networks which can contribute to their career goals. Through their internship, students are exposed to a subset of the professional functions and activities relevant to their field of study. Students must undertake approximately 200 hours of work in their professional placement. The specific terms and timeframe of the internship experience may be negotiated as a learning contract between the student and the host organisation in consultation with the subject coordinator. Students develop an appreciation of how education and training in the sciences is applied in a workplace through a reflective journal and by reporting on the outcomes of their internship.

The internship must be based on an agreed and approved program of work which aims to achieve predetermined learning objectives.

Typical availability

Autumn, Spring or Summer session

Detailed subject description.

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