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Industry Based IT Experience Project (ISYS90082)

Graduate courseworkPoints: 12.5On Campus (Parkville)

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Year of offer2019
Subject levelGraduate coursework
Subject codeISYS90082
Summer Term
FeesSubject EFTSL, Level, Discipline & Census Date


This elective subject will be delivered in collaboration with industry partners. This subject will provide students with the opportunity to engage in practical workplace based learning. Specifically, students will be placed within an ‘internship’ which provides the opportunity to engage in industry focused course work and apply academic learning theory in a practical workplace setting.


The subject will also allow students to work under the guidance and mentorship of experienced ICT professionals. Students will be introduced to the Australian workplace culture and be offered the opportunity to strengthen their graduate employability skills.

This subject is designed to establish a platform for lifelong graduate ICT employability skills.

Intended learning outcomes

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)

On completion of this subject the student is expected to:

  1. Understand how to operate within the Australian workplace culture (through the preparatory lectures, webinars and internship experience)
  2. Understand how to apply their knowledge from their academic courses (though the project work and internship experience)
  3. Have enhanced their own employability skills (through the internship experience)
  4. understand how to work effectively as an individual and within a team in the Australian workplace (work based project report)
  5. Have developed an E-portfolio demonstrating and outlining their own specific graduate capabilities. The E-portfolio is part of a personal digital learning environment that challenges each student to think about the IT skills for the workplace and their own competencies. (Individual Eportfolio)
  6. Be able to demonstrate short to medium term ICT career planning (Individual Eportfolio)

Generic skills

Upon completion of this subject you should have developed the following generic skills:

  • Apply academic skills within a IT/IS Industry workplace context
  • Apply theory to practice within the IT/IS internship environment
  • Prepare a written report based on their IT/IS internship experience
  • Achieve strong learning outcomes within a collaborative team environment
  • Formulate and articulate short to medium term career plans

Eligibility and requirements


Enrolment in the Master of Information Technology or Master of Information Systems, with completion of 100 points at graduate level

Students must have the approval of the course cordinator or subject cordinator to enrol in this subject.



Non-allowed subjects

Code Name Teaching period Credit Points
ENGR90033 Internship
Summer Term
Semester 1
Semester 2
ISYS90080 2019
BUSA90485 Global Business Practicum
BUSA90473 Business Practicum
Summer Term
Winter Term

Core participation requirements

The University of Melbourne is committed to providing students with reasonable adjustments to assessment and participation under the Disability Standards for Education (2005), and the Assessment and Results Policy (MPF1326). Students are expected to meet the core participation requirements for their course. These can be viewed under Entry and Participation Requirements for the course outlines in the Handbook.

Further details on how to seek academic adjustments can be found on the Student Equity and Disability Support website: http://services.unimelb.edu.au/student-equity/home



This assessment statement is written for the entirety of the project duration. Students enrol in the subject in two consecutive study periods. The total assessment described is spread over both study periods. At the end of the first study period of enrolment, students who make satisfactory progress will receive a mark of CNT (Continuing) that will be replaced with a grade upon completion of the second period of study. Students who do not achieve satisfactory progress in the first study period, because they have not met the hurdle requirements, will have a failing grade awarded at the conclusion of the first period of study, and consequently will have to recommence their enrolment.

  • Individual E-Portfolio (1500 words), due in week 24 (15%), requiring approximately 15-20 hours of work. Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) 3, 5 and 6 are addressed in the individual e-portfolio.
  • Work Based Project Proposal (1500 words), due in week 12 (15%), requiring approximately 15-20 hours of work. ILO 2 is addressed in the project proposal.
  • Work Based Project Proposal Presentation (equivalent 1000 words), due in week 12 (10%), requiring approximately 13-15 hours of work. ILO 2 is addressed in the project proposal presentation.
  • Work Based Project Report (4000 words), due in week 24 (30%), requiring approximately 40-45 hours of work. ILOs 1 to 4 are addressed in the project report.
  • Work Based Project Report Presentation (equivalent 2000 words), due in week 24 (20%), requiring approximately 25-30 hours of work. ILOs 1 to 4 are addressed in the project report presentation.
  • Participation in Weekly Online Discussion and Lectures (10%), requiring approximately 13-15 hours of work. ILO 2 is addressed in online discussion and lectures.

Dates & times

  • Summer Term
    Principal coordinatorPatrick Pang
    Mode of deliveryOn Campus — Parkville
    Contact hours
    Total time commitment200 hours
    Teaching period 2 January 2019 to 25 February 2019
    Last self-enrol date14 January 2019
    Census date18 January 2019
    Last date to withdraw without fail 8 February 2019
    Assessment period ends 4 March 2019

    Summer Term contact information

Time commitment details

200 hours per study period Students undertaking this subject must enrol into ISYS90082 in two consecutive study periods in order to successfully complete the subject. Students completing this subject will receive 25 points credit in total.

Additional delivery details

Students undertaking this subject must enrol into ISYS90082 in two consecutive study periods in order to successfully complete the subject. Students completing this subject will receive 25 points credit in total.

Further information

  • Texts

    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.

  • Subject notes

    Learning and Teaching Methods

    The subject will be taught in three parts:

    1. Internship Preparation – completed during the first six weeks of a study period. 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 study period. 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.

  • 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

    Permission required from the subject coordinator

  • Available to Study Abroad and/or Study Exchange Students

    This subject is available to students studying at the University from eligible overseas institutions on exchange and study abroad. Students are required to satisfy any listed requirements, such as pre- and co-requisites, for enrolment in the subject.

Last updated: 17 July 2019