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Note: Further readings will be selected dependent on the subject matter and focus of the internship project.
- Subject notes
Learning and Teaching Methods
The subject will be taught in three parts:
- 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
- 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.
- 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).
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.
- Related Handbook entries
This subject contributes to the following:
Type Name Course Master of Information Systems Course Master of Information Systems Course Master of Information Technology Course Master of Information Systems Specialisation (formal) Distributed Computing Major MIT Computing Specialisation Specialisation (formal) Computing Specialisation (formal) Spatial Major MIT Distributed Computing Specialisation Major MIS Professional Specialisation Major MIT Spatial Specialisation Specialisation (formal) Health Major MIT Health Specialisation
- Available through the Community Access Program
About the Community Access Program (CAP)
This subject is available through the Community Access Program (also called Single Subject Studies) which allows you to enrol in single subjects offered by the University of Melbourne, without the commitment required to complete a whole degree.
Entry requirements including prerequisites may apply. Please refer to the CAP applications page for further information.
Additional information for this subject
Subject coordinator approval required
- Available to Study Abroad and Exchange students
This subject is available to students studying at the University from overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad.