Overview

To provide students with “Real World” experience in the Information Technology Industry. Students will work on real problems that the Sponsor Organisation is facing and the student/s will be integral in the solution of the problems.

Requisites

Prerequisites
ICT80004 Internship Project

Rule

100 cp AND Convenor’s approval

Teaching periods
Location
Start and end dates
Last self-enrolment date
Census date
Last withdraw without fail date
Results released date
Semester 1
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
26-February-2024
26-May-2024
Last self-enrolment date
10-March-2024
Census date
31-March-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
12-April-2024
Results released date
02-July-2024
Semester 2
Location
Hawthorn
Start and end dates
29-July-2024
27-October-2024
Last self-enrolment date
11-August-2024
Census date
31-August-2024
Last withdraw without fail date
13-September-2024
Results released date
03-December-2024

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:

  • Improve your awareness of a range of issues associated with professional practice
  • Further develop professional and personal skills
  • Apply your practical skills and theoretical knowledge into an IT industry context
  • Develop your understanding of business processes and organisational structures
  • Develop professional contacts and networks within the IT industry

Teaching methods

Hawthorn

Type Hours per week Number of weeks Total (number of hours)
Face to Face Contact (Phasing out)
Lecture
2.00 12 weeks 24
Placement
Placement
15.00 12 weeks 180
TOTAL204

Assessment

Type Task Weighting ULO's
Activity ReportIndividual 15 - 20% 
Activity ReportIndividual 15 - 25% 1,2,4 
PresentationIndividual 15 - 20% 
Project ReportIndividual 40 - 55% 4,5 

Hurdle

As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all ULOs to a minimum standard, an undergraduate student must have achieved:

As the minimum requirements of assessment to pass a unit and meet all Unit Learning Outcomes to a minimum standard, a student must achieve:an overall mark for the unit of 50% or more.If a student is terminated from their place of Internship, this will be deemed as being in breach of the code of conduct whilst on placement and will result in a FAIL for the subject ICT80004. Students will have no right to expect a new placement.

Content

The internship project will generally involve students working on a specific project in a workplace for two days per week for the semester. Projects will be carried out under the supervision of an industry professional with additional supervision provided by an academic staff member. Project activities may take various forms involving system design and development, research and development projects, business analysis, testing, and user liaison among others.

All internships are undertaken under the close supervision of a staff member who meets weekly with the students to discuss and assure progress. Internship projects are unpaid and form part of an academic program of study with academic credit.

Study resources

Reading materials

A list of reading materials and/or required textbooks will be available in the Unit Outline on Canvas.