IT Project Management Internship Project
- 1 Semester
- Class meetings of 12 hours over the semester in addition to 2 days per week for up to 12 weeks of relevant experiential learning in an approved external IT host organisation.
On-campus unit delivery combines face-to-face and digital learning.
100 Credit Points
Aims and objectives
Students who successfully complete this unit will be able to:
- Demonstrate improved awareness of a range of issues associated with professional practice in the area of IT project management
- Identify appropriate courses of action when confronted with organisational issues related to IT project management
- Recognise the need for further develop professional and personal skills based on their experiences in this industry placement
- Apply their practical skills and theoretical knowledge into an IT industry context
- Develop their understanding of business processes and organisational structures
- Develop professional contacts and networks within the IT industry
Courses with unit
** Students nominate the Internship Project Unit at re-enrolment or add it via an amendment to enrolment, but please note this is a merit-based unit and until the selection process is finalised enrolment is provisional only. If you are unsuccessful in obtaining a place in the Internship Project Unit you will be required to withdraw from the unit and select another unit.
Internship Project website
Unit information in detail
- Teaching methods, assessment, general skills outcomes and content.
This unit is delivered primarily through a supervised internship in industry, with reflection and learning of that experience. Class meetings to discuss progress, issues and further development will be held.
1. Project Presentation and Report (Group) 50%
2. Project Report (Individual) 25%
3. Reflection (Individual) 25%
General skills outcomes
This unit not offered from 2017
Swinburne University of Technology works to produce higher education graduates who are capable in their chosen profession. Learners bring to Swinburne University of Technology a diverse wealth of experiences and graduate with individual understandings, abilities and attitudes.
Within this context it is the intent of unit IT Project Management Internship Project, that students develop the following key generic skills:
- Teamwork skills
- Analysis skills
- Problem solving skills
- Communications skills
- Ability to tackle unfamiliar problems
- Ability to work independently
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 a range of tasks and activities associated with IT project management.
All internships are undertaken under the close supervision of a staff member who meets throughout the semester with the students to discuss and ensure progress. Internship projects are unpaid and form part of an academic program of study with academic credit.
- Reading materials and references.
Students are advised to check the unit outline in the relevant teaching period for appropriate textbooks and further reading.
Readings will be prescribed as required by the specific organisational context and requirements of the project.