units

FIT3045

Faculty of Information Technology

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18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

Undergraduate - Unit

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Faculty

Information Technology

Offered

Clayton

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Malaysia

  • First semester 2016 (Day)
  • Second semester 2016 (Day)

Synopsis

Students on placement work full time in a defined, graduate level role during a 22-week placement period at established partners of the Faculty of IT industry based learning program including major global companies, leading Australian companies and worldwide consultancies. The students on placement apply the knowledge, skills and practices of professional attitudes and behaviour developed in their academic units. They develop communication, time management, self-reflection and customer service skills in business situations, experience and participate professionally in the corporate environment and obtain feedback from experienced supervisors on their performance.

Outcomes

At the completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. set achievable and measurable goals;
  2. identify useful theoretical knowledge that has been covered in prior coursework and knowledge that has not yet been covered;
  3. develop and practice professional skills and attitudes including: initiative, communication, time-management and teamwork skills in a business environment;
  4. develop solutions to business problems using information technology and other techniques;
  5. prepare documentation and written reports of a professional standard;
  6. address performance improvement opportunities identified by industry supervisors and self-assess opportunities for personal development;
  7. develop information technology skills (such as business process modelling, performance enhancement of installed software, updating current software and developing new software) in a complex, corporate business environment.

Assessment

In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Students on placement are deployed full-time for 22 weeks with the industry partners of the Faculty of IT industry-based learning program in a graduate level role within the company.

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Chief examiner(s)

Prerequisites

Available to local students accepted into the Bachelor of Business Information Systems industry based learning stream at Clayton campus and local students in all undergraduate degrees of the Faculty of IT who have been accepted into the Industry-based learning Placement program with at least 72 credit points of study accumulated towards a Faculty of Information Technology undergraduate degree.

Prerequisite units for BBIS students (FIT1040 or FIT1002) and FIT1013 and FIT2003. Prerequisite units for BSE, BCS and BITS students (FIT1040 or FIT1002) and FIT2003.

For 2016 degrees: This unit is available to students accepted into the Bachelor Information Technology degree at Clayton campus and students in all undergraduate degrees of the Faculty of Information Technology who have been accepted into the Industry-based learning placement program with at least 72 credit points of study accumulated towards a Faculty of Information Technology undergraduate degree.
Prerequisite units for BSE, BCS and BInfoTech students commencing in 2016: One of FIT1045, FIT1048, FIT1051 or ENG1003
Prerequisite units for BCS and BInfoTech students students commencing in 2016: FIT1049 or equivalent, FIT1013

Prohibitions

BUS3000

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