PROF 3510 - Industry Project

North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2024

The Industry Project course will give you the opportunity to put your research skills towards an industry problem. You will build your skills in giving professional presentations, applying research to develop project outcomes, report writing and reflecting on the development of employability skills. Students are responsible for sourcing their Industry Project placement. In the course you will be supported by the academic supervisor to develop a project plan, presentation and written report.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROF 3510
    Course Industry Project
    Coordinating Unit Adelaide Business School
    Term Semester 1
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 3
    Contact Up to 81 hours
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y
    Prerequisites Minimum GPA 5.0
    Assessment Written report, project outline and presentation.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Manjula Dissanayake

    Name: Melissa Connor
    Location: Nexus 10, 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
    Telephone: 8313 3438
    Course Timetable

    The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.

    Students are expected to be present in the nominated workplace for 10 working days.
  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes

    On successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

    1. Identify skills and capabilities that intersect effectively with the needs of industry.
    2. Apply and practice good communication skills in the workplace setting.
    3. Reflect and evaluate on experiences that might lead to future employment.
    4. Report research findings in written and verbal forms.
    5. Demonstrate and apply research skills to complete a project.
    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)

    Attribute 1: Deep discipline knowledge and intellectual breadth

    Graduates have comprehensive knowledge and understanding of their subject area, the ability to engage with different traditions of thought, and the ability to apply their knowledge in practice including in multi-disciplinary or multi-professional contexts.


    Attribute 2: Creative and critical thinking, and problem solving

    Graduates are effective problems-solvers, able to apply critical, creative and evidence-based thinking to conceive innovative responses to future challenges.


    Attribute 3: Teamwork and communication skills

    Graduates convey ideas and information effectively to a range of audiences for a variety of purposes and contribute in a positive and collaborative manner to achieving common goals.


    Attribute 4: Professionalism and leadership readiness

    Graduates engage in professional behaviour and have the potential to be entrepreneurial and take leadership roles in their chosen occupations or careers and communities.


    Attribute 5: Intercultural and ethical competency

    Graduates are responsible and effective global citizens whose personal values and practices are consistent with their roles as responsible members of society.


    Attribute 8: Self-awareness and emotional intelligence

    Graduates are self-aware and reflective; they are flexible and resilient and have the capacity to accept and give constructive feedback; they act with integrity and take responsibility for their actions.

  • Learning Resources
    Recommended Resources
    Library Resources
    The University of Adelaide’s Barr Smith Library provides a range of learning resources including texts, journals, periodicals, magazines, and access to online databases and information services. It also offers a virtual library which is accessible via the University’s website. Access to the Library's electronic resources.
    Online Learning
    MyUni is the University of Adelaide's online learning environment. It is used to support traditional face-to-face lectures, tutorials and workshops at the University. MyUni provides access to various features including announcements, course materials, discussion boards and assessments for each online course of study.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    The learning for this course largely takes place in the workplace, where you will work on an agreed industry project. Workshops will also be held throughout the course to provide support during the course.

    The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.

    The University expects full-time students (i.e. those taking 12 units per semester) to devote a total of 48 hours per week to their
    studies. This means that you are expected to commit approximately 9 hours per week of private study outside of your regular classes. This includes preparation for classes and working on assignments.
    Learning Activities Summary
    The course follows the principles of Work Integrated Learning, with a majority of the learning activities occuring in the workplace and in collaboration with the host organisation project supervisor. 

    There will be in-person and online suppport from the course coordinator to assist with writing the project proposal, preparing a presentation and report and reflective writing.
  • Assessment

    The University's policy on Assessment for Coursework Programs is based on the following four principles:

    1. Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
    2. Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
    3. Assessment practices must be fair and equitable to students and give them the opportunity to demonstrate what they have learned.
    4. Assessment must maintain academic standards.

    Assessment Summary
    Assessment TaskTask TypeDueLengthWeightLearning Outcomes
    Project Outline Individual Week 3 1,000 words 25% 1, 5
    Presentation Individual Week 10 10 minutes + slides 35% 2, 4
    Project Report Individual Week 13 2,500 words 40% 1, 3, 4, 5
    Total 100%
    Please refer to the course Handbook for further information on assessment and marking rubrics.
    Assessment Related Requirements
    • Students must complete the program to the satisfaction of their host organisation as well as an academic supervisor to be eligible to pass this course, otherwise it will result in a fail.
    • Extensions to the due date of individual assessment may be granted under special circumstances. Students applying for an extension based on medical or compassionate reasons must visit their medical practitioner, with the approved University Application for Assessment Extension, and have the medical practitioner complete it. A normal doctor's certificate will not be accepted.
    • Legible hand-writing and the quality of English expression are considered to be integral parts of the assessment process.
    • Assessment rubrics are provided in the Professions Internship Handbook and Course Guide.
    Assessment Detail
    The Project Plan and Project Report are to be emailed to the course coordinator.
    Submission of Assignments
    • Please retain a copy of all assignments submitted.
    • All assignments must be attached to an Assignment Cover Sheet which must be signed and dated before submission. Markers can refuse to accept assignments which do not have a signed acknowledgement of the University’s Academic Integrity Policy
    • It is the students’ responsibility to ensure that copies of assignments have been received by the academic supervisor.

    Assignment Guidelines including Referencing Details
    For Writing Resources, Referencing Guides and how to Avoid Plagiarism, make sure you take advantage of the resources of the Writing Centre

    Late Assignment Submission
    Students are expected to submit their work by the due date to maintain a fair and equitable system. Extensions will generally only be given for medical or compassionate reasons. All requests for extensions must be submitted before the due date. Each request will be assessed on its merits. A late assignment (without prior arrangement) will be penalised by a 5% mark reduction for each day that it is late.

    Return of Assignments
    Lecturers aim to mark and return assignments to students within two (2) weeks of the due date with written feedback. Students are responsible for collecting their marked assignments from their academic supervisor.

    Course Grading

    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

    Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.

    Grade Descriptors are available which provide a general guide to the standard of work that is expected at each grade level. More information at Assessment for Coursework Programs.

    Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.

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    SELTs are an important source of information to inform individual teaching practice, decisions about teaching duties, and course and program curriculum design. They enable the University to assess how effectively its learning environments and teaching practices facilitate student engagement and learning outcomes. Under the current SELT Policy ( course SELTs are mandated and must be conducted at the conclusion of each term/semester/trimester for every course offering. Feedback on issues raised through course SELT surveys is made available to enrolled students through various resources (e.g. MyUni). In addition aggregated course SELT data is available.

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