Courses

The Australian National Centre for the Public Awareness of Science (CPAS) offers world class undergraduate and postgraduate education in science communication.

Our courses span the gamut of science communication knowledge, skills and theory. We cover key communication media, including news media, the web and social media, live presentations, fiction film and television, science centre exhibits, and more. We also explore diverse communication contexts, including situations of risk and controversy, cross-cultural exchange, policy environments, corporate and organisational communication, communicating with children, and more.

Our assessment tasks are innovative, research-led and practically-oriented, to equip you with the professional communication expertise you need in the workplace. Our students have the opportunity to produce real world science communication materials and events in many of our courses, giving you the edge in the science and communications job markets.

If you want to work as a professional communicator in a science-related field, or want to enhance your communication skills for working in the sciences, medicine or engineering, enrol in a SCOM course today!

In person only

Some skills need the interpersonal experience. 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Intensive

An intensive week of classes (2019 dates here in brackets), some with pre-reading, then assessed online over the following months.

For key dates of intensives each year see: http://cpas.anu.edu.au/study/short-courses/anu-scom-intensive-course-sch...

Autumn

Winter

Spring

You choose

Semester 1 or 2, Summer, Autumn, or Spring. Make your SCOM Major or Minor your own, by choosing your internship place and research topic.

 

The Science Communication Honours specialisation requires the completion of 48 units, which must consist of:

42 units from completion of:

6 units from completion of:

In person only

Some skills need the interpersonal experience. 

Semester 1

Semester 2

In person or online

In person courses that can be taken all or mostly online. 

Semester 1

Semester 2

Online

Learn when and where you like.

Semester 2

Intensive

An intensive week of classes (2019 dates here in brackets), some with pre-reading, then assessed online over the following months.

For key dates of intensives each year see: http://cpas.anu.edu.au/study/short-courses/anu-scom-intensive-course-sch...

Summer

Autumn

Winter

Spring

You choose

Semester 1 or 2, Summer, Autumn, Winter or Spring. Make your Masters your own, by choosing your internship place and research topic.