Marine Science Work Integrated Learning

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Learners are expected to work for 5 months at an appropriate workplace, i.e. marine protected area, marine company, research institution or laboratory. The techniques utilised at the work place must be from any one of the following fields: aquaculture, marine conservation, marine environmental consultancies, oceanography or marine companies.

Students will participate in the day-to-day work practices of their workplace supervisors and will learn and understand how to problem solve in real-world settings using the skills acquired during the program. In addition to the learner’s normal duties at the work place, he/she must conduct a mini-research project on a topic/problem allied to any of the industry’s fields of operation. The findings of the research project must be reported according to the report format provided and must be presented orally as a symposium held annually by the department.

Marine Science Work Integrated Learning will be assessed using continuous assessment by the workplace supervisor and WIL mentor from CPUT.  

A mark will be allocated after final assessments of the competencies place. This component weighs 30% of the final mark. A 50% pass mark for this section is applicable. The remaining 70% of Marine Science Practice I mark will be assessed by the three mini-project which must be:

  • written research/project reports adhering to the guidelines supplied
  • presented orally at a symposium day

Each component (i) and (ii) will be assigned a total of 70% mark allocation for calculating the final mark. A 50% pass mark is applicable to each of the three mini-projects.