Business Informatics Internship (8717.4)
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|Academic Program Area - Technology||Level 3 - Undergraduate Advanced Unit|| Band 2 2021 (Commenced After 1 Jan 2021)
Band 3 2021 (Commenced Before 1 Jan 2021)
Learning outcomesOn successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
1. Demonstrate practical experience in the tasks, roles, techniques, tools and skills associated with Business Informatics;
2. Evaluate and report on the relative merits of business informatics theories and their application in the workplace; and
3. Communicate ideas in a professional and convincing manner.
Graduate attributes1. UC graduates are professional - use creativity, critical thinking, analysis and research skills to solve theoretical and real-world problems
1. UC graduates are professional - work collaboratively as part of a team, negotiate, and resolve conflict
2. UC graduates are global citizens - behave ethically and sustainably in their professional and personal lives
2. UC graduates are global citizens - communicate effectively in diverse cultural and social settings
3. UC graduates are lifelong learners - adapt to complexity, ambiguity and change by being flexible and keen to engage with new ideas
PrerequisitesPermission of the unit convenor.
CorequisitesEnrolment in the degree of Bachelor of Business Informatics and combined degrees.
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As the unit is primarily an experiential learning unit based on time spent in industry, there are no required textbooks for this unit.
Submission of assessment items
Extensions & Late submissions
There is a mandatory checkpoint at the end of Week 4.
Due to the nature of the Internships it is essential that students will have submitted their industry report with attachments (CV and cover letter) before the end of Week 2 and have an acceptable learning agreement signed off and in place also before the end of week 4 (the census date) or they will not be permitted to continue with the unit in this semester. Should this pose difficulties please ensure you discuss this with your unit convener. An acceptable learning agreement is one which has been signed by the student, employer and the BI Internship unit convener.
The lack of a learning agreement implies that the student is yet to get a satisfactory placement, or is starting this work far too late in the semester to be able to meet both the workplace and academic requirements of this unit. If the student does not have a placement by the end of week 4, there is a reasonable prospect the studenet will not get one during the semester and will end up incurring the fees without any prospect of a satisfactory result for the unit.
Any work undertaken before the learning agreement is in place, other than a small amount needed to negotiate the agreement, is regarded as "work experience", and will not count towards the 240 hours needed for the internship.
If there is any doubt with regard to the requirements of any particular assignments or assessment procedure, the onus for clarifying the issue rests with the student who should contact the unit convener about the matter.
Special assessment requirements
In order to gain a pass grade in this unit, the student must:
- Submit every item of assessment, and
- Complete 240 hours of industry placement, and
- Attend the required presentations and briefing session, and
- Attain a total of at least 50% overall.
Higher grades will be awarded on the basis of the total mark being ≥ 65 for a credit, ≥ 75 for a distinction and ≥ 85 for a high distinction. Some scaling of marks and academic judgement may be applied to determine students' final grades. In this process no student will be disadvantaged.
Students have a responsibility to uphold University standards on ethical scholarship. Good scholarship involves building on the work of others and use of others' work must be acknowledged with proper attribution made. Cheating, plagiarism, and falsification of data are dishonest practices that contravene academic values. Refer to the University's Student Charter for more information.
To enhance understanding of academic integrity, all students are expected to complete the Academic Integrity Module (AIM) at least once during their course of study. You can access this module within UCLearn (Canvas) through the 'Academic Integrity and Avoiding Plagiarism' link in the Study Help site.
Use of Text-Matching Software
The University of Canberra uses text-matching software to help students and staff reduce plagiarism and improve understanding of academic integrity. The software matches submitted text in student assignments against material from various sources: the internet, published books and journals, and previously submitted student texts.
All work quoted from other written sources should be appropriately referenced using the “author-date” (Harvard) style. This style is described in detail (including electronic sources) in the Citation Guide available at http://canberra.libguides.com/referencing.
On-site experiential learning = 240 hours
Industry report = 5 hours
Learning agreement (including revisions) = 10 hours
Reflective journal = 10 hours
Seminar preparation and presentation = 10 hours
Final report = 15 hours
Research / reading = 10 hours
Total = 300 hours
Students are not required to attend any class as far as gaining a result is concerned. However, students are expected to attend:
- work and work-organised activities unless reasonable evidence of extenuating circumstances can be provided. If students do not attend work, or work-organised activities, then they may not pass the unit, or their final assessment grades will be reduced.
- organised unit sessions (e.g. seminars, faculty-arranged industry event). If students do not attend organised sessions where they are required to present or otherwise contribute to assessable work, then marks will be deducted.
Announcements are made throughout the unit, typically to clarify requirements for assignments. Any such announcements will be made using your student email account and/or placed on the unit web site. Such announcements are deemed, within two working days, to be made to the whole group. Announcements made at an organised session are deemed to be made to the whole group.
Required IT skills
BI Internship is an advanced level unit and it is generally expected that students will have a fair degree of sophistication in their knowledge of IT-related matters. Students should also possess the ability to use a word processor for the production of assignments and various on-line searching tools from the Internet and the library to undertake various assignments in the unit.
No additional costs will be incurred by students undertaking this unit apart from the normal costs of being a university student and possible transport costs associated with the placement.
Work placement, internships or practicums
Business Informatics Internship is a Work Integrated Learning (WIL) unit, and therefore, additional student responsibilities are required in addition to those described in section 6. This unit involves industry placements and hence requires strict adherence to professional practice principles and ethics. Client confidentiality must always be maintained, including for assessment items like reports or seminars. The professional nature of this unit also requires 100% attendance at all WIL learning activities for the successful completion of this unit. If attendance requirements cannot be satisfied (e.g. timetable clash), it is recommended that you meet with your course convener to schedule this unit for a future semester.