COIT20276 - Postgraduate ICT Internship
Term 1 - 2017


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Overview

Undertaking an internship or work-integrated learning (WIL) provides you with experiences to advance your work readiness and opportunities to demonstrate your skills in your chosen discipline, while working in a real environment. During the internship, you will put into practice the knowledge and skills you have gained while studying your discipline units. You will reflect on your developing practical skills and your learning experiences in the context of WIL, while also putting into practice your soft skills including teamwork and communication.

Details

Career Level Postgraduate
Credit Points 12
Student Contribution Band 2
Fraction of Full-Time Student Load 0.25

Pre-requisites or Co-requisites

Prerequisites:

Master of Information Systems - all core and discipline units except COIT20254 which this unit replaces.

Master of Information Technology - all core and discipline units except COIT20265, COIT20272 and COIT20273 which this unit replaces.

Attendance Requirements

All on-campus students are expected to attend scheduled classes – in some units, these classes are identified as a mandatory (pass/fail) component and attendance is compulsory. International students, on a student visa, must maintain a full time study load and meet both attendance and academic progress requirements in each study period (satisfactory attendance for International students is defined as maintaining at least an 80% attendance record).

Offerings

Term 1 - 2017
  • Mixed Mode

Website

This unit has a website, within the Moodle system, which is available two weeks before the start of term. It is important that you visit your Moodle site throughout the term. Go to Moodle

Recommended Student Time Commitment

Each 12-credit Postgraduate unit at CQUniversity requires an overall time commitment of an average of 25 hours of study per week, making a total of 300 hours for the unit.

Class Timetable

Assessment Overview

Assessment Task Weighting
1. Written Assessment Pass/Fail
2. Presentation Pass/Fail
3. Portfolio Pass/Fail
4. Written Assessment Pass/Fail
5. Written Assessment Pass/Fail

This is a pass/fail (non-graded) unit. To pass the unit, you must pass all of the individual assessment tasks shown in the table above.

All University policies are available on the IMPortal.

You may wish to view these policies:

  • Grades and Results Procedure
  • Assessment Policy and Procedure (Higher Education Coursework)
  • Review of Grade Procedure
  • Academic Misconduct Procedure
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – Domestic Students
  • Monitoring Academic Progress (MAP) Policy and Procedure – International Students
  • Refund and Excess Payments (Credit Balances) Policy and Procedure
  • Student Feedback – Compliments and Complaints Policy and Procedure
  • Acceptable Use of Information and Communications Technology Facilities and Devices Policy and Procedure

This list is not an exhaustive list of all University policies. The full list of University policies are available on the IMPortal.

On successful completion of this unit, you will be able to:
  1. Apply academic knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment
  2. Communicate an understanding of the relevance of legal and ethical issues related to your discipline
  3. Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace
  4. Critically reflect on strength and weakness in knowledge and skills related both to your discipline and workplace experience.

N/A

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Learning Outcomes

Assessment Tasks Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Presentation  
3 - Portfolio
4 - Written Assessment  
5 - Written Assessment

Alignment of Graduate Attributes to Learning Outcomes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Graduate Attributes Learning Outcomes
1 2 3 4
1. Knowledge
2. Communication
3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills
4. Research
5. Self-management
6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility
7. Leadership        

Alignment of Assessment Tasks to Graduate Attributes

  • Professional Level
  • Advanced Level
Assessment Tasks Graduate Attributes
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
1 - Written Assessment  
2 - Presentation    
3 - Portfolio    
4 - Written Assessment  
5 - Written Assessment

Textbook Information

There are no required textbooks.

IT Resources

You will need access to the following IT resources:
  • CQUniversity Student Email
  • Internet
  • Unit Website (Moodle)
All submissions for this unit must use the Harvard (author-date) referencing style (details can be obtained here). For further information, see the Assessment Tasks below.
Unit CoordinatorMarilyn Wells (m.wells@cqu.edu.au)
Note: Check the Term-Specific section for any additional contact information provided by the teaching team
Week Begin Date Module/Topic Chapter Events and Submissions
Week 1 06-03-2017

Attend host organisation.

Week 2 13-03-2017

Attend host organisation.

Week 3 20-03-2017

Attend host organisation.

Week 4 27-03-2017

Attend host organisation.

Submit Assessment 1:

Overview of host organisation and a description of your tasks Due Friday (31 Mar 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Week 5 03-04-2017

Attend host organisation.

Vacation Week 10-04-2017

Attend host organisation.

Week 6 17-04-2017

Attend host organisation.

Week 7 24-04-2017

Attend host organisation.

Week 8 01-05-2017

Attend host organisation.

Week 9 08-05-2017

Last week of internship unless specific arrangements have been made.

Week 10 15-05-2017
Week 11 22-05-2017

Assessment 2: Presentation of your learning experiences while at the host organisation.

Presentation Due AEST
Week 12 29-05-2017

Assessment 3:

Reflective Portfolio Due Friday (02 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Review/Exam Week 05-06-2017

Assessment 4:

Internship Report Due Friday (09 Jun 17) 05:00 PM AEST
Exam Week 12-06-2017

Unit Coordinator: Marilyn Wells

Location: Building 30/Room 2.09, Rockhampton Campus

Phone: +617 4923 2758

Email: m.wells@cqu.edu.au

Skype: marilyn.wells_cqu

1 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Overview of host organisation and a description of your tasks
Task Description

This assessment requires you to submit an overview of your host organisation and the activities you are undertaking while there.

As with other assessments in this unit, there isn't an explicit word length.

Assessment Due Date Week 4 Friday (31-Mar-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Week 6 Friday (21-Apr-2017)
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

This is a PASS/FAIL unit. The marks listed in the marking criteria are an indication only of your achievement.

The report should consist of:

  1. Executive summary
  2. Introduction to the internship organisation
  3. Detailed description of the tasks to be undertaken
  4. Summary
  5. Reference list
  6. Appendices (as appropriate)
  7. Layout of report
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Via Moodle

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply academic knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment

2. Communicate an understanding of the relevance of legal and ethical issues related to your discipline

3. Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



2 Presentation

Assessment Title Presentation
Task Description

This assessment requires that you give a 15 minute presentation about your learning experiences while at the host organisation.

You may base your presentation on aspects of your reflective e-portfolio.

Assessment Due Date Week 11 - As per arrangements with the unit coordinator.
Return Date to Students Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017)
Via Moodle
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

This is a PASS/FAIL unit. The marks listed in the marking criteria are an indication only of your achievement.

You will be assessed on the following criteria:

Presentation

  • Preparation and consistency of the presentation
  • Set up and use of visual aids
  • Timing of presentation, including Q&A
  • Presented content is relevant to the internship
  • Content is clear and concise

Presentation manner

  • Professional dress
  • Content is well explained
  • Response to questions during Q&A.
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

In-class and a copy of the presentation via Moodle.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply academic knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment

2. Communicate an understanding of the relevance of legal and ethical issues related to your discipline

3. Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



3 Portfolio

Assessment Title Reflective Portfolio
Task Description

A reflective e-portfolio is a learning tool that enables you to accumulate evidence of your learning achievement. For this assessment you should reflect on your assigned daily activities and whether you met agreed outcomes.

In this unit we will use Mahara as the e-portfolio. Please refer to the unit Moodle site for more detailed instructions on how to use Mahara, including how to create a Secret URL.

Your e-portfolio is based on the tasks you perform at the host organisation. You should consider why those tasks helped you learn, what the learning experiences comprises of and academic references to support your claim to learning.

You should also relate your reflective activities to the unit learning outcomes.

Please see the Moodle site for some examples of reflective portfolios.

Assessment Due Date Week 12 Friday (02-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students Exam Week Friday (16-Jun-2017)
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

This is a PASS/FAIL unit. The marks listed in the marking criteria are an indication only of your achievement.

Entries are to be made in your portfolio on each occasion that an activity is undertaken. You should reflect on the activity undertaken, the outcome, whether you met agreed timelines and outcomes, any difficulties experienced and the learning you have gained.

Please see Moodle unit website for more specific marking criteria.

There is no explicit word length for this assessment as each of you will have different experiences as you interact with different people and environments.

Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Via Mahara, Moodle using your Secret URL.

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply academic knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment

2. Communicate an understanding of the relevance of legal and ethical issues related to your discipline

3. Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace

4. Critically reflect on strength and weakness in knowledge and skills related both to your discipline and workplace experience.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



4 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Internship Report
Task Description

This assessment is your final report on your learning journey at the internship organisation.

There is no explicit word length requirements but you must submit a report that allows your marker to fully understand what you learned and how this helped you to carry out your tasks. You should consider how the internship has assisted you in filling any knowledge gaps you may have felt you possessed.

You need to exercise your own judgment on this. When I was working in industry I wrote many report and requested my staff to do so as well. At no time was I ever/did I ever set a word limit as I was expected to address the report topic clearly, concisely while at the same time giving the details to inform others of the topic.

Having said that, I do not believe you can give enough detail for your overview assessment in one page, nor should you need 20 pages. Exercise your judgment to state what you need to and discuss it in enough detail so that we understand what you are doing.

Assessment Due Date Review/Exam Week Friday (09-Jun-2017) 05:00 PM AEST
Return Date to Students On certification day - 7th July 2017.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Assessment Criteria

This is a PASS/FAIL unit. The marks listed in the marking criteria are an indication only of your achievement.

Your report should consist of:
  • Executive summary
  • Introduction
  • Placement procurement and orientation
  • Description of tasks performed
  • Significant activities, events and reflections
  • Perceived strategic alignment of your tasks to organisational startgey
  • Conclusions
  • Reference list
  • appendices (as appropriate)
  • Report quality
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply academic knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment

2. Communicate an understanding of the relevance of legal and ethical issues related to your discipline

3. Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility



5 Written Assessment

Assessment Title Feedback from Host Organisation
Task Description

This assessment is based on the feedback fro your internship organisation. You do not have to submit this assessment.

Assessment Due Date As received from Australian Internships
Return Date to Students On certification day - 7th July 2017.
Weighting Pass/Fail
Referencing Style Harvard (author-date)
Submission Online

Learning Outcomes Assessed
This section can be expanded to view the assessed learning outcomes

1. Apply academic knowledge and skills in an authentic work environment

2. Communicate an understanding of the relevance of legal and ethical issues related to your discipline

3. Work collaboratively in teams in the context of a workplace

4. Critically reflect on strength and weakness in knowledge and skills related both to your discipline and workplace experience.

Graduate Attributes
This section can be expanded to view the assessed graduate attributes

1. Knowledge

2. Communication

3. Cognitive, technical and creative skills

4. Research

5. Self-management

6. Ethical and Professional Responsibility

7. Leadership




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