COMP SCI 3710 - Internship

North Terrace Campus - Semester 2 - 2023

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 Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Sciences or related industries and business.

  • General Course Information
    Course Details
    Course Code COMP SCI 3710
    Course Internship
    Coordinating Unit Computer Science
    Term Semester 2
    Level Undergraduate
    Location/s North Terrace Campus
    Units 6
    Contact Over 150 hours per Semester
    Available for Study Abroad and Exchange N
    Prerequisites Need to have completed 36 units while enrolled in an ECMS program
    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 Engineering, Mathematics or Computer Sciences or related industries and business.
    Course Staff

    Course Coordinator: Dr Tim Chen

    Course Timetable

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

  • Learning Outcomes
    Course Learning Outcomes
    1 Utilise and leverage skills and capabilities acquired through prior
    learning in the student's degree program to effectively address industry
    demands and requirements
    2 Exhibit workplace competencies within and industry setting,
    demonstrating a thorough understanding of industry practices, protocols,
    and expectations
    3 Reflect on the benefits of the internship experience, recognising and
    articulating the enhancement of employability skills gained through
    practical application in a professional environment 
    4 Employ effective communication and presentation skills to create briefs,
    document techincal reports, and deliver presentations that align with
    current industry standards
    5 Apply ethical principles within the workplace, including preservation of
    privacy, ensuring security measure, and upholding intellectual property
    rights
    University Graduate Attributes

    No information currently available.

  • Learning Resources
    Required Resources
    Learning Resources for this course are available on the MyUni course site. These include; academic readings, assignment how-to guides, video modules and rubrics.
  • Learning & Teaching Activities
    Learning & Teaching Modes
    This course is based on the principles of experiential learning and  requires students to be placed in a business environment with workplace  supervision and mentoring.
    Workload

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

    Students will spend a minimum of 270 hours on the internship.

    Learning Activities Summary
    As well as regularly attending the workplace, students can meet with the academic supervisor to discuss assessment requirements and tasks. The academic staff member will be available throughout the duration of the workplacement to advise or assist you with any content-related issues you face in the workplace.
    Specific Course Requirements
    Students need to working in a formal and structured industry managed work experience program, with a registered organisation. Approval must have been granted from the Internship Team for thiswork placement  to be counted as experiential learning towards their degree.

    Should the host organisation be dissatisfied with the students’ performance this will be addressed by the Host and the Internship Team giving the student a chance to rectify their behaviour. Should the unsatisfactory performance continue and The Host decides to terminate the placement before the end date, then the student will fail the elective.
  • 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 Task Task Type Due Weighting Learning Outcome
    Video Presentation Individual

    Beginning of Internship

    20% 1,4
    Host Supervisor Report Individual End of Internship 30% 1-5
    Reflective Report
    1500- 3000 words (3-6 pages)
    Individual End of Internship 50% 1-5
    Assessment Detail

    No information currently available.

    Submission

    No information currently available.

    Course Grading

    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.

    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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