|Short Description:||Science Fundamentals|
|Faculty or Section :||Faculty of Health, Engineering and Sciences|
|School or Department :||School of Sciences|
|Student contribution band :||Band 2|
|ASCED code :||019999 - Natural and Physical Sciences|
|Grading basis :||Graded|
|Version produced :||2 March 2021|
This course provides an introduction to science as a process of inquiry and to key areas of science that underpin many of the disciplines of science and technology. The course examines energy and forces, physical and chemical properties of materials, the Solar System, the shaping of the Earth and the properties of its rocks and minerals, evolution of living things and their characteristics, human impacts on ecosystems and landscapes and the concept of sustainability. The course is aimed primarily at students with little prior knowledge of science, who seek increased knowledge and skills in science, to assist in professional accreditation and personal development.