MATHS 3710 - Internship
North Terrace Campus - Quadmester 4 - 2023
General Course Information
Course Code MATHS 3710 Course Internship Coordinating Unit Mathematical Sciences Term Quadmester 4 Level Undergraduate Location/s North Terrace Campus Units 6 Contact Over 150 hours per Semester Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N Prerequisites Completion of 36 units while enrolled in the BMaSc, BMaSc(Adv), BMaSc(Hons) or BMaCompSc or associated double degrees. Restrictions Subject to availability of suitable placement providers. Placements will be offered to students as determined by ECMS Faculty. Course Description This internship course will allow you to build and apply your skills to relevant workplace settings. There will be training provided in career development skills and employability. Included within the course are opportunities for you to produce original work which builds and demonstrates your analytical, research and problem-solving skills; graduate-ready qualities that are essential for future employment. You will develop an understanding of the value of industry and professional networks and their importance to lifelong learning and career progression. The internship component will directly add to your experiences and resume while providing an environment to consolidate your confidence and the ability to contribute to a workplace. You will gain an awareness of the strengths you offer to a future employer. The internship will focus on building your employability in the area of Mathematics or Computer Science or related industries and business.
Course Coordinator: Dr Jono Tuke
The full timetable of all activities for this course can be accessed from Course Planner.
Course Learning Outcomes
- Identify and apply skills and capabilities from prior learning in student's degree programs that intersect effectively with the needs o industry
- Demonstrate workplace competencies in an industry context
- Reflect on the benefits of the internship experience in terms of employability skills.
- Use communication and presentations skills to prepare briefs, document technical reports and give presentations in line with current industry standards.
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 7: Digital capabilities
Graduates are well prepared for living, learning and working in a digital 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 & Teaching Activities
Learning & Teaching ModesThis is an internship course. The course involves 150 hours at the industry partner, and also three pieces of assessment:
- a short video outlining the project that will be undertaken by the intern,
- a feedback form from the industry partner, and
- a reflection report by the intern at the end of the internship.
The information below is provided as a guide to assist students in engaging appropriately with the course requirements.The workload consists of 300 hours with the industry partner.
Learning Activities SummaryEach project is decided with consultation with the industry partners.
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.
Assessment SummaryStudents enrolled in MATHS 3710 will receive a grade of NGP (Non-graded Pass) on successful completion of this course. In order to successfully complete the course, students need to satisfactorily complete three assessment tasks: an introductory video, a host report, and a final report.
A student who achieves less than 50% for the intro or final report will be required to resubmit to achieve the grade of NGP. A student who misses any element will receive a Fail, as will a student who does not meet host requirements (without extenuating circumstances). Note that a grade of NGP means that students will receive 6 units of credit for this course and that this grade is not included in GPA calculations.
Assessment DetailIntroductory Video:
Intro (Summary of the activity and who you’ll be working for): 20%
Things you’ll be doing: 40%
What you hope to get out of it: 40%
A host report: Assessed as satisfactory/not satisfactory
Final Report (as a report or presentation, preferably the latter):
Tell us about the company: 20%
What did you do? 30%
What did you learn? 30%
General advice for other interns? 20%
Assessment Percentage Due Video presentation 30% Within the first 6 weeks of the internship Host supervisor form 20% Due at the end of the internship Reflective report 50% Due at the end of the internship
Grades for your performance in this course will be awarded in accordance with the following scheme:
GS8 (Coursework Grade Scheme) Grade Description CN Continuing FNS Fail No Submission NFE No Formal Examination F Fail NGP Non Graded Pass P Pass C Credit D Distinction HD High Distinction RP Result Pending
Further details of the grades/results can be obtained from Examinations.
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