This subject will allow students to develop as professionals and further expand on their understanding of the range of ethical and moral responsibilities underpinning their future careers in global terms. The subject incorporates a period of study abroad or an equivalent international experience. It will provide the students with the opportunity to become more culturally aware. It will provide an opportunity to discover new strengths and abilities, conquer new challenges and solve new problems, thus enhancing generic communication and problem solving skills and allowing them to develop new ideas and perspectives and a deeper understanding with repect to themselves and their chosen profession.
In addition, employers are reported to view students who have studied abroad as more self-motivated, independent, willing to embrace challenges and more able to cope with diverse problems and situations. Completion of this subject may thus enhance employment opportunities upon graduation, both in Australia's increasingly ethnically diverse workplace and abroad.
1 session (minimum of 60 hours practical experience)
Faculty of Science
Students must be enrolled in a course offered by the Faculty of Science.
The syllabus is dependant upon the area of specialisation and will be negotiated between the student and their Course Coordinator. Each student will however: - select an international experience that falls within one of the specialist areas offered in their undergraduate degrees or a closely related area. The international placement must be approved by the Course Coordinator prior to departure; - critically evaluate the concerns, strategies and processes of their international experience; - employ appropriate research, documentation, evaluation and reporting processes; - undertake analysis in the preparation for, planning of and implementation of the visit; and - undertake analysis of the goals and achievements of the international visit.
The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: May 2019. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.