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  • Tuition Fee:
  • Local: $ 16.9k / 1 year
  • Foreign: $ 22.5k / 1 year
  • Languages of instruction:
  • English
  • Deadline:
  • 12 12월 2016
  • StudyQA ranking:
  • 1705pts.
  • Duration:
  • 1 year

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    This is a one year (full time) or longer (part time) degree offered jointly with the National University of Singapore focused on providing enhanced science teaching skills for practicing science teachers in Singapore. The program requires the completion of 8 courses between ANU and NUS.

    Full time students

    Full time students will spend one semester (January to June) at NUS and the Science Centre Singapore, before having the option to spend one semester (July to December) at ANU. Alternatively, they may complete the whole program at NUS.

    Part time students

    Part time students will complete the entire program at NUS. The ANU modules will be conducted in intensive mode at the Science Centre Singapore (SCS) or online via http://wattle.anu.edu.au. Students can progress at their own pace and choose modules that best suit their work schedule.

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    Learning Outcomes

    Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:

    1. Demonstrate mastery of the theoretical knowledge underpinning science communication practice.
    2. Identify, apply and evaluate science communication strategies for diverse audiences, using a range of means, media, and technologies.
    3. Appraise and critically evaluate the interaction of interests, contexts and people shaping science, including the social and ethical responsibilities of science and society in the modern world; and
    4. Develop appropriate qualitative and quantitative research tools and strategies to investigate, justify and interpret science communication theories, methods and conclusions.

    The Master of Science specialising in Science Communication requires the completion of:

    Either

    30 units at ANU and 16 modular credits at NUS for (ANU commencing students)

    Or

    20 modular credits at NUS and 24 units at ANU (for NUS commencing students)

    The units must consist of:

    SCOM8020 Science Communication and Creative Teaching

    SCOM8021 Ethics, Issues and Consequences of Science

    Appropriate units from completion of elective courses from the following list:

    BIOL6191 Biology, Society and Ethics

    BIOL8020 Genomics & Biotechnology

    BIOL8021 Health and Disease in a Changing World

    EMSC8015 Imaging Earth Structure

    ENVS8005 Climate Change Science: Carbon Accounting

    MATH8001 Poetry of the Cosmos

    MATH8020 Computational Science

    PHYS8510 Lasers and Photonics

    PHYS8511 Optical Fibre Communications

    SCOM6016 Science in the Media

    SCOM6501 Strategies in Science Communication

    SCOM8015 Speaking of Science

    SCOM8027 Science and Public Policy

    The modular credits must consist of:

    MW5200 MSc Science Communication Project

    MW5201 Topics in Science Communication

    MW5202 Innovations in Science Teaching

    Courses offered by the National University of Singapore

    In either option, students must complete the ANU courses SCOM8020 and SCOM8021 and the NUS courses MW5201, MW5202 and MW5200. The remainder can be made up courses from  ASTR, BIOL, CHEM, CHMD, EMSC, ENVS, MATH, NEUR, PHYS, POPH, POPM, PSYC, SCNC, or equivalent National University of Singapore courses with approval of the program convener.


    Australia requirements for international students

    In Australia each institution has its own application procedures and admission requirements so il would be better to contact your chosen university for an application form. To study here you'll need to apply for both admission to an institution and also for a student visa from the Australian Government so it's necessery to carefully check student visa information on the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).

    Entry requirements can include: the academic requirements, evidence of funds to support your study and overseas student health cover. The academic requirements you need to study in Australia depend on the level of education you want to study. Indeed, in some cases, you may need to present your results of an English language test. 

    You can choose up to six courses in your application. Each university you've applied to consider your application separately. This means that you may receive an offer from each course that you include in your application. 


    program_requirements

     Bachelor Degree or international equivalent in Science or Education, and evidence of specialist's expertise in the teaching of Science.

    All applicants must meet the University's English Language Admission Requirements for Students

    ANU offers a wide range of scholarships to students to assist with the cost of their studies.

    Eligibility to apply for ANU scholarships varies depending on the specifics of the scholarship and can be categorised by the type of student you are.  Specific scholarship application process information is included in the relevant scholarship listing.

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