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FIT3045

Faculty of Information Technology

Undergraduate - Unit

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18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2015 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2015 (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 are able to apply the knowledge and skills developed in their academic units, develop their communication, time management and customer service skills in business situations, experience the corporate environment and obtain feedback from experienced supervisors on their performance.

Outcomes

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

  • set achievable and measurable goals;
  • apply what was learnt in prior IT classroom studies in real work situations;
  • identify where approaches consistent with theory, or contrary to theory, were used;
  • identify any useful theoretical knowledge that has not so far been covered in the course;
  • develop initiative, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills in a business environment;
  • develop solutions to business problems using information technology and other techniques;
  • prepare documentation and written reports of a professional standard;
  • address performance improvement opportunities identified by industry supervisors particularly in the mid-placement evaluation;
  • complete business tasks, participate in work teams, comply with the norms and rules of the industry partner, recognise personal strengths and weaknesses particularly after feedback from industry supervisors, cooperate within groups, and adopt and practise professional ethics that influence work behaviour;
  • develop information technology skills (including business process modelling, performance enhancement of installed software, updating current software and developing new software) oral and written skills (including local and international business phone calls, and business emails) in a complex, corporate business environment; and
  • develop communication skills, teamwork skills and leadership and management including time management skills.

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 students accepted into the Bachelor of Business Information Systems industry based learning stream 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 BBIS students: (FIT1040 or FIT1002) and FIT1013 and FIT2003.
Prerequisite units for BSE, BCS and BITS students: (FIT1040 or FIT1002) and FIT2003 or equivalent.

Prohibitions

BUS3000

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