ARCH 7036 - Architecture Internship (M)
North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2015
General Course Information
Course Code ARCH 7036 Course Architecture Internship (M) Coordinating Unit School of Architecture and Built Environment Term Semester 2 Level Postgraduate Coursework Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Restrictions Available to M.Arch (Cswk) students only Course Description This course provides an opportunity for students to experience a working environment in an architecture firm in which to observe and apply their knowledge and skills for the degree. Projects will be negotiated between the School and the host organisation, involving students in a variety of design stages from preliminary design, design development, documentation, and presentation to a client. Students may also be involved in meetings, clerical work and administration in order to gain insight into the day-to-day functioning of a business.
The course will be offered to students based on academic merit through a competitive application and interview process. Students must complete the course to the satisfaction of the host organisation and academic supervisor.
Course Coordinator: Dr James Curryemail: firstname.lastname@example.org
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Please disregard the timetable on Access Adelaide as this is required to enrol only; it does not represent your commitment. Beyond the Orientation Seminar there is no scheduled coursework.
These times and dates agreed form part of the Internship Agreement. Any changes should be notified to the Internship Course Coordinator, or Internship Student Adviser, who may need to vary the Internship Agreement.
Course Learning Outcomes
Ability to translate skills and
knowledge of architecture acquired at university into a professional setting.
Knowledge of the professional practice
Increased skills in performing
tasks in a professional office
Increased ability to communicate in a
Increased understanding of the social
and ethical role of the architect
Advanced skills in using software applications in a professional context
University Graduate Attributes
This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attribute(s) specified below:
University Graduate Attribute Course Learning Outcome(s) Knowledge and understanding of the content and techniques of a chosen discipline at advanced levels that are internationally recognised. 2 The ability to locate, analyse, evaluate and synthesise information from a wide variety of sources in a planned and timely manner. 3 An ability to apply effective, creative and innovative solutions, both independently and cooperatively, to current and future problems. 3 Skills of a high order in interpersonal understanding, teamwork and communication. 4 A proficiency in the appropriate use of contemporary technologies. 6 A commitment to continuous learning and the capacity to maintain intellectual curiosity throughout life. 1-5 A commitment to the highest standards of professional endeavour and the ability to take a leadership role in the community. 5 An awareness of ethical, social and cultural issues within a global context and their importance in the exercise of professional skills and responsibilities. 5
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General information about the activities at the School is available online from the Student Noticeboard which can be accessed at http://architecture.adelaide.edu.au/ then go to SABE Noticeboard. Students can also access a copy of the Student Handbook at the following link:
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching Modes
This course is based on the principles of experiential learning and requires
students to be placed in an Organisation with workplace supervision and
mentoring. Students will also be expected to speak one-on-one with the academic
supervisor or internship student adviser (minimum) two times during their
internship to discuss the nature of their engagement and their assessment.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.
Internships take place 2 days per week in an organisation over 12 weeks. This is usually during university Semester 2 (28/7/14- 31/10/14 although some students have negotiated to work through the 2-week mid-semester break of semester 2). Internships can be offered more intensively (for example 3-5 days over 4-6 weeks, or intensively 5 days per week for 5 weeks during the mid-Year Break June – July or for 5 weeks after 03 November 2014) depending on the requirements of the organisation and the availability of the student. This will be negotiated on a case-by-case basis.
There is an expectation that extra time will be required to complete the assignments for this course.
Learning Activities Summary
In addition to regularly attending the Organisation’s workplace,
students are expected to speak with the academic supervisor/internship student
adviser on at least two occasions during the internship, and once beforehand.
An initial discussion between the student and academic supervisor should occur to set
expectations and discuss broadly the reflective journal and the record of work
undertaken applicable for the student. This will be combined with the professional induction session
A follow up discussion between the student and academic supervisor/internship
student adviser at the beginning of the internship to ensure that the student
has settled in, and feels comfortable.
A final discussion should occur towards the end of the placement, to discuss the
learning outcomes and final submission of the reflective journal and statement
of practical experience.
The Course Coordinator / Student Adviser will be available throughout the duration of the work placement to advise or assist you with any content-related issues you face in the workplace, and to advise on
liaison with your internship mentor about workplace issues.
Specific Course RequirementsStudents need to gain experience in the formal and structured industry-managed Internship course,
with a registered Organisation. Approval must have been granted from the School
of Architecture and Built Environment to be enrolled in Internship ARCH 7036, LARCH 7030
The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
In addition to assessment based on the assignments detailed below this
course contains an assessment hurdle. Students must complete the Internship
placement to the satisfaction of their host Organisation to be eligible to pass
this course. Academic supervisor will check student’s progress with the Organisation
shortly after commencement, and before the conclusion of the Internship, and
immediately report any concerns raised to the student. Employers will be asked
to complete a feedback sheet regarding the intern’s performance while with
Assignments Due Weight Type Assignment 1
Submit to myuni by the end of Week 1 (Friday 5pm) 10% formative Assignment 2A
Submit to myuni by the end of week 3 for the intensive
and at the end of week 6 for the semester-long internship
10% formative Assignment 2B
Submit to myuni by 5pm one week after the
completion of the internship
60% summative Assignment 3
Submit to myuni with assignment 2B 20% summative
Assessment DetailAll assessment details are available on myuni under assignments.
SubmissionDetails of submission requirements are available on myuni
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
M10 (Coursework Mark Scheme) Grade Mark Description FNS Fail No Submission F 1-49 Fail P 50-64 Pass C 65-74 Credit D 75-84 Distinction HD 85-100 High Distinction CN Continuing NFE No Formal Examination RP Result Pending
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