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Science and Technology Internship (12cp) (11473.1)

Level: Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit
Credit Points: 12
HECS Bands: 2
Faculty: Faculty of Science and Technology
Discipline: Faculty of Science and Technology

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  • Semester 2, 2019, INTERNPLCE, BRUCE (190585) - View
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Syllabus

In this unit the student will engage in an internship with a business or government organisation. The internship should involve at least 12 weeks of full-time work or part-time equivalent. Working in a real organisation, the student can practice and extend the skills and knowledge they have acquired throughout their course. In addition, they will gain a comprehensive understanding of the complexities of professional life. Students will perform work activities relevant to the subject matter of their course, helping to link the course with workplace practices and enhancing employability.

Learning Outcomes

After successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:

1. Demonstrate the acquisition of work experience and transferable skills through extended engagement in the workplace;

2. Communicate, interact and work effectively and professionally with colleagues;

3. Demonstrate engagement with authentic professional work problem-solving by using methods and theories gained in the course;

4. Critically reflect upon and evaluate work practices, standards and cultures;

5. Evaluate their own professional development towards graduate capability; and

6. Demonstrate the development of new skills and the refinement of current skills.

Assessment Items

Contact Hours

Regular contact with on-campus advisor (face to face or electronic communications) - Up to 4 hours total. On-campus contact during the semester - Up to 2 hours total. Industry placement in the workplace - 12+ weeks of full time work (or equivalent).

Prerequisites

This unit is only available to students in the Bachelor of Information Technology, Bachelor of Software Engineering and Bachelor of Business Informatics.

Students must have passed 48 credit points before requesting permission to enrol from the Unit Convener.

Corequisites

None.

Assumed Knowledge

None.

Incompatible Units

7899 Information Sciences Internship
10152 Information Sciences Internship (Extended)
7900 Information Sciences Internship PG
8717 Business Informatics Internship

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