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.
Upon successful completion, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
The Master of Science specialising in Science Communication requires the completion of:
30 units at ANU and 16 modular credits at NUS for (ANU commencing students)
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.
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.
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.