INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

STM5IPL

2018

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

This subject has been developed to allow students undertaking the Master of Data Science to enhance their formal learning in a practical setting and develop their understanding of (Australian) workplace culture. Students will undertake 2 days of placement per week over a 12 week period where they will plan, execute and evaluate an appropriate workplace project.

SchoolSchool Engineering&Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorPeter Van Der Kamp

Available to Study Abroad StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Exchange StudentsNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

Prerequisites Admitted into Master of Data Science (SMDS) and Subject Coordinator's approval.

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjects CSE5IBL, CSE5ITP, STA5THA, STA5THB, CSE5TSA, CSE5TSB

Equivalent subjects CSE5IBL, CSE5ITP, STA5THA AND STA5THB, CSE5TSA AND CSE5TSB

Special conditions This is a select entry subject and requires Subject Coordinator approval. Students must submit an Expression of Interest and Resume. There are a limited number of available placements. Students are encouraged, and will get guidance, to source their own placement. Students would normally have completed the first year of the Master of Data Science degree.

Readings

Resource TypeTitleResource RequirementAuthor and YearPublisher
MediaFinding Internship OpportunitiesPrescribedAnna Luciani, 2017LMS
MediaAustralian workplace culture, professionalism and professional etiquettePrescribedAnna Luciani, 2017LMS
MediaMaking the most of your internshipPrescribedAnna Luciani, 2017LMS
MediaPost InternshipPrescribedAnna Luciani, 2017LMS

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

01. Apply, describe and justify subject and course knowledge in relation to industry skills requirement.

Activities:
Study the online careers modules. Preparation of a cover letter and CV for consideration of placement. Alignment of industry skills requirement with student's knowledge and experience.

02. Applying learned skills to industry, and describe, analyse and evaluate application of such skills to industry.

Activities:
Plan, execute and evaluate an innovative project in industry. Analyse, compare and contrast industry demand with student's skills and knowledge from subjects and course. An initial and a final project reports will be assessed.

03. Describe, compare, comment, and justify skills alignment with industry requirement.

Activities:
Reflection on the alignment of learned skills and required skills in industry.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Van Der Kamp

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 10 - 10
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This will be a pre-placement workshop to introduce the students and coordinator to each other and to answer any question that may arise. It will include a session on the Australian workplace culture by a La Trobe careers advisor."

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 10 - 22
Two 1.0 days industry based learning-off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 22 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The placement will take place over 12 weeks, 2 days per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Write a resume and cover letter (1000 words equiv)10 01
Two project reports (6000 words)An initial report (1500 words) is due in week 3, and outlines the purpose of placement, what problem is going to be solved with what methods. A final project report (4500 words) is due in week 13. The final report will be handed back in person by the academic supervisor.50 02
Placement reflection (2000 words)This is due in week 8.20 03
Placement journal (unstructured 2500 words = 1000 words)20 02

Melbourne, 2018, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentNo

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Van Der Kamp

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 31 - 31
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This will be a pre-placement workshop to introduce the students and coordinator to each other and to answer any question that may arise. It will include a session on the Australian workplace culture by a La Trobe careers advisor."

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 31 - 43
Two 1.0 days industry based learning-off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 43 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The placement will take place over 12 weeks, 2 days per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Write a resume and cover letter (1000 words equiv)10 01
Two project reports (6000 words)An initial report (1500 words) is due in week 3, and outlines the purpose of placement, what problem is going to be solved with what methods. A final project report (4500 words) is due in week 13. The final report will be handed back in person by the academic supervisor.50 02
Placement reflection (2000 words)This is due in week 8.20 03
Placement journal (unstructured 2500 words = 1000 words)20 02

Melbourne, 2018, Summer 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Enrolment information

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorPeter Van Der Kamp

Class requirements

WorkShop Week: 45 - 45
One 2.0 hours workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.
"This will be a pre-placement workshop to introduce the students and coordinator to each other and to answer any question that may arise. It will include a session on the Australian workplace culture by a La Trobe careers advisor."

Industry Based Learning-Off Site Week: 45
Two 1.0 days industry based learning-off site per week on weekdays during the day in week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.
"The placement will take place over 12 weeks, 2 days per week"

Assessments

Assessment elementComments% ILO*
Write a resume and cover letter (1000 words equiv)10 01
Two project reports (6000 words)An initial report (1500 words) is due in week 3, and outlines the purpose of placement, what problem is going to be solved with what methods. A final project report (4500 words) is due in week 13. The final report will be handed back in person by the academic supervisor.50 02
Placement reflection (2000 words)This is due in week 8.20 03
Placement journal (unstructured 2500 words = 1000 words)20 02