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Industry Based IT Experience Project (ISYS90082) // Further information

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Further information

Prescribed texts

Collis, J., & Hussey, R., 2009, Business Research: A Practical Guide for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students, (3rd edition), Palgrave Macmillan, London

Davey, B & Tatnall, A, 2009, Aspects of Professionalism, Ethics and Lifelong Learning for Australian ICT Professionals, Journal of Business Systems, Governance and Ethics, 4(3) 27 - 42

Northcutt, S., 2004, IT Ethics Handbook: Rights and Wrongs for IT Professionals, Syngress Publishing, Rockland, MA

Note: Further readings will be selected dependent on the subject matter and focus of the internship project.


Learning and Teaching Methods

The subject will be taught in three parts:

  1. Internship Preparation – completed during the first six weeks of a semester. This content will be taught through a combination of traditional face to face lectures and online tutorials/seminars
  2. Planning Work Based Internship & Provision. This will be completed in weeks 7–12 of a semester. This will involve student selection of area of interest and matching with an industry mentor and host organization. During this time students will prepare an internship Project Proposal and update their eportfolio under the guidance of the mentor.
  3. Work Based Project Delivery and Reporting – completed over a 12–16 week timeframe scheduled with a host organization. It will involve weekly meetings with the Mentor, project investigation, e-portfolio updates and drafting the project delivery report.

The subject is supported by the University’s Learning Management System, which provides the repository for lecture and reading resources and facilitation of group assignment collaboration.

Indicative Key Learning Resources

Key learning resources include academic articles, human resource development articles, papers from the IT industry and internet resources (including professional body websites).

Careers/Industry Links

Much of this subject will involve industry placement with an IT unit within an organisation, or an IT company. There will be extensive discussion and engagement with IT Professional bodies and students will be expected to attend IT Professional Development seminars.

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