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Science and Engineering skills development programs

Science and Engineering Language and Literacy (SELL)

The SELL Program can assist you in the development of your academic language and literacy, as well as research writing skills.

The process begins with a first assessment (a written diagnostic task) at the commencement of your course, followed by the SELL Program and/or HDR Writing Hub (for HDR students). This runs alongside embedded unit instruction.

If you would like to know more about the communication skills initiatives offered in Science and Engineering, or would like to enrol in SELL, contact the team at

STEM Study Buddies

STEM Study Buddies are volunteer students who can help you with your first-year science and engineering units. This program is a peer support program set up to provide you with help on some of your first-year units. All Study Buddy facilitators have excelled in the unit previously.

You can find the STEM Study Buddies timetable and session locations on the Science Students Blackboard or the Engineering Foundation Year (EFY) Blackboard Organisation. The Study Room is located in Building 204 Level 2 in the foyer (see map).

STEM Study Buddies will help you reach your full potential by:

  • Providing additional support in a small group
  • Developing your problem-solving skills
  • Clarifying key concepts or applications
  • Extending your feedback on problems or questions
  • Establishing good study habits and support networks

This program is not a replacement for your lectures, workshops, or tutorials. Come to your study sessions prepared with questions and / or attempted problems for help in an open, accessible environment.

For information on STEM Study Buddies, please contact

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