MATHS 3025 - Professional Practice III
North Terrace Campus - Semester 1 - 2019
General Course Information
Course Code MATHS 3025 Course Professional Practice III Coordinating Unit School of Mathematical Sciences Term Semester 1 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 3 Contact 3 hours per week Available for Study Abroad and Exchange Y Prerequisites COMP SCI 1102 or MATHS 1012 Incompatible MATHS 3015 Restrictions Not available to students in Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Teaching or double degrees combined with BSc or BTeaching Course Description Students need to learn how to operate effectively in a professional environment in order to be successful in their careers. This course is composed of two main components: finding and winning your next job; and achieving success in the workplace. More specifically, the first component will cover opportunity awareness, how to develop your personal brand and how to succeed in the selection processes. The second component will cover professional ethics, teamwork, meeting behaviours, self-awareness and awareness of others, relationship building, persuasion, and oral and written communication - both formal and informal, including social media.
Course Coordinator: Dr Peter Hochs
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning OutcomesOn successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills
2. apply these skills at all stages of application for employment
3. understand the importance of good communication in a professional environment, as well as differences in communication and personality styles
4. understand the importance of teamwork in a professional environment
5. understand the function of meetings and participate effectively in them
6. work effectively in a team to analyse and solve practical problems
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) 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
6 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, 3, 4, 5, 6 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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 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
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, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
Online LearningAll necessary learning resources will be made available in MyUni.
Link to MyUni login page:
Learning & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThe goal of this course is for the students to develop practical skills. Background information will be provided in lectures, and is then put into practice in workshops. In the second half of the course, most workshop activities and assessments are related to a team project. Outside lectures and workshops, students are expected to prepare for lectures and workshops, to work on practical assessment exercises, to provide feedback on other students' work, and to work on the team project.
Activity Number Work load (hours) Lectures 12 12 Workshops 12 24 Preparation for lectures and workshops 12 36 Assessment activities 8 42 Team project 1 42 Total 156
Learning Activities SummaryLectures:
1. Introduction and personal branding
2. Opportunity awareness and feedback
3. CVs and cover letters
5. Technical inteview questions (guest lecture)
6. Employer Q&A session
7. Emotional intelligence; personality types; team work and meetings; project work
8. Decision making (guest lecture)
10. Report writing (guest lecture)
11. Electronic communication
1. Diagnostic English test; personal statements
2. CVs and cover letters
6. Employer pitch
7. Personality types and communication
8. First team project meeting
10. Last team project meeting
11. Team project presentations
12. Team project presentations
Small Group Discovery ExperienceThe team project in the second half of the course is a small group discovery activity.
- Assessment must encourage and reinforce learning.
- Assessment must enable robust and fair judgements about student performance.
- Assessment must maintain academic standards.
Assessment task Weighting Learning outcomes assessed Week Active tutorial participation 10% 1-6 1-12 Personal statement 5% 1,2 2 CV 10% 1,2 4 Cover letter 10% 1,2 Video interview 10% 1,2 6 Phone call 5% 1,3 9 5% 1,3 9 Team work 5% 3,4,5,6 11 Team project presentation 20% 1,3,4,6 11/12 Team project report 20% 1,3,4,6 13
For the team project, each student individually gives a presentation and writes a report.
No information currently available.
SubmissionThe personal statement, CV and cover letter, video interview, email and final report must all be submitted electronically.
Precise deadlines for each assessment task will be announced in MyUni. Late submissions will not be accepted.
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.
Final results for this course will be made available through Access Adelaide.
- Academic Support with Maths
- Academic Support with writing and speaking skills
- Student Life Counselling Support - Personal counselling for issues affecting study
- International Student Support
- AUU Student Care - Advocacy, confidential counselling, welfare support and advice
- Students with a Disability - Alternative academic arrangements
- Reasonable Adjustments to Teaching & Assessment for Students with a Disability Policy
Policies & Guidelines
- Academic Credit Arrangement Policy
- Academic Honesty Policy
- Academic Progress by Coursework Students Policy
- Assessment for Coursework Programs
- Copyright Compliance Policy
- Coursework Academic Programs Policy
- Elder Conservatorium of Music Noise Management Plan
- Intellectual Property Policy
- IT Acceptable Use and Security Policy
- Modified Arrangements for Coursework Assessment
- Student Experience of Learning and Teaching Policy
- Student Grievance Resolution Process