PROF 3510 - Industry Project

North Terrace Campus - Winter - 2019

The purpose of the Industry Project is to give students the opportunity to gain an insight into the operation of their field of study and develop an understanding of their profession in a professional context. By enabling students to observe the day-to-day operations of an organisation and to prepare a research project based on these observations, with the guidance of a work place and academic supervisor, students will develop a critical perspective of their profession. Students will attend pre and post placement classes to guide the development of their research project, the sourcing of their host organisation and the protocols associated with the placement.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code PROF 3510
    Course Industry Project
    Coordinating Unit Professions Office
    Term Winter
    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
    Quota Students are responsible for finding their own industry placement with the support of their course coordinator.
    Course Description The purpose of the Industry Project is to give students the opportunity to gain an insight into the operation of their field of study and develop an understanding of their profession in a professional context. By enabling students to observe the day-to-day operations of an organisation and to prepare a research project based on these observations, with the guidance of a work place and academic supervisor, students will develop a critical perspective of their profession. Students will attend pre and post placement classes to guide the development of their research project, the sourcing of their host organisation and the protocols associated with the placement.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Miss Melissa Connor

    Name: Melissa Connor
    Location: Nexus 10, 10 Pulteney Street, Adelaide
    Telephone: 8313 3438
    Email: melissa.connor@adelaide.edu.au
    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)
    Deep discipline knowledge
    • informed and infused by cutting edge research, scaffolded throughout their program of studies
    • acquired from personal interaction with research active educators, from year 1
    • accredited or validated against national or international standards (for relevant programs)
    1,5
    Critical thinking and problem solving
    • steeped in research methods and rigor
    • based on empirical evidence and the scientific approach to knowledge development
    • demonstrated through appropriate and relevant assessment
    3-5
    Teamwork and communication skills
    • developed from, with, and via the SGDE
    • honed through assessment and practice throughout the program of studies
    • encouraged and valued in all aspects of learning
    1,2,4
    Career and leadership readiness
    • technology savvy
    • professional and, where relevant, fully accredited
    • forward thinking and well informed
    • tested and validated by work based experiences
    1,3
    Intercultural and ethical competency
    • adept at operating in other cultures
    • comfortable with different nationalities and social contexts
    • Able to determine and contribute to desirable social outcomes
    • demonstrated by study abroad or with an understanding of indigenous knowledges
    1,3
    Self-awareness and emotional intelligence
    • a capacity for self-reflection and a willingness to engage in self-appraisal
    • open to objective and constructive feedback from supervisors and peers
    • able to negotiate difficult social situations, defuse conflict and engage positively in purposeful debate
    1-3
  • 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
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  • 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.
    Workload

    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 Detail
    The Project Plan and Project Report are to be emailed to the course coordinator.
    Submission
    • Cover Sheet: Please submit, separate to your assignment, the completed University of Adelaide Assessment Cover Sheet providing details of yourself and your team members (if applicable), your assignment, the course, date submitted, etc. as well as the declaration signed by you that this is your (your team’s) work. Note that the declaration on any electronically submitted assignment will be deemed to have the same authority as a signed declaration.
    • Backup Copy of Assignments: You are advised to keep a copy of your assignments in case the submitted copy goes missing. Please ensure that all assignment pages are numbered. If your assignment contains confidential information, you should discuss any concerns with the Course Teaching Staff prior to submission.
    • Extensions on Assessments:  An application for Assessment Extension should be made well before the due date of the assignment to the Course Lecturer.  Normally, extensions will only be granted for a maximum of two weeks from the original assignment submission date.  Extensions will only be granted in cases of genuine medical, compassionate or extenuating circumstances.
    • Failure to submit: Failure to submit an assignment on time or by the agreed extension deadline may result in penalties and may incur a fail grade. Note that a late penalty of 5% of the total available marks for that assessment item will be incurred each day an assignment is handed in late. Assignments handed in after 14 days from the due submission date will fail even if a 100% mark is granted for the work.
    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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