Scientific Practice (SCCOR1300)

On completion of this unit students should have developed the mathematical understanding and tools needed to undertake studies in a science discipline. After successfully completing this unit, students will be able to demonstrate competency with basic calculation skills required for science including calculations involving percentages, proportions, ratios and fractions; recognise unit prefixes and confidently convert between units; use functions involving powers, logarithms and exponents; manipulate a wide range of algebraic equations in order to substitute values and to transform to solve for a particular variable; solve systems of linear equations; perform calculations involving area, surface area and volume on a range of two and three dimensional shapes; present data graphically and use numerical summaries; use a spreadsheet tool to graph experimental data including correct labelling and the use of error bars; apply the above skills in context to solve scientific problems.

For further information regarding the course please refer to the Course Outline found at the following link (PDF, 197kB).

Credit point 15
EFTSL 0.125
Band 1

Commonwealth supported place (CSP)

A CSP is subsidised by the Australian Government and students pay a contribution amount. Each course of study (subject) is classified into a student contribution band, depending on the study area of the course (this discipline may be different from the study area of your program).

2024 contribution amount* - $555
2024 contribution amount - continuing student who commenced before 1 Jan 2021* - $555

* for Clinical Psychology (Clin Psych) & Professional Pathways (Prof Path) bands the contribution amount is determined by accredited program. Students in Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work accredited programs should visit our CSP page for further information.

Note: The Job-ready Graduates Package introduced new funding clusters and contribution amounts from the 2021 academic year. If you are a continuing student who commenced before 1 January 2021 studying course in disciplines with increased contribution amounts, you will continue paying the same amount (indexed each year) as you would have. For further information visit the Australia Government's Study Assist website.

Domestic Full Fee-paying

These places are offered for postgraduate studies or to CSP ineligible students and tuition fees are not subsidised by the Australian Government. Domestic postgraduate tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about domestic tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.

International Full Fee-paying

International tuition fees are program-based annual fees and the course (subject) fee you pay will vary according to the degree you are studying. To find out more about international tuition fees and view the relevant fee schedule visit our fees website.

Semester census dates

It is important to check course delivery details including location and census date, prior to making decisions about enrolment. Detailed semester and census date information can be found on the Important Dates page.