INDUSTRY PLACEMENT

STM5IPL

2021

Credit points: 30

Subject outline

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

SchoolEngineering and Mathematical Sciences

Credit points30

Subject Co-ordinatorDimetre Triadis

Available to Study Abroad/Exchange StudentsNo

Subject year levelYear Level 5 - Masters

Available as ElectiveNo

Learning ActivitiesN/A

Capstone subjectNo

Subject particulars

Subject rules

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

Co-requisitesN/A

Incompatible subjectsCSE5IBL OR CSE5TSA OR CSE5ITP OR CSE5TSB OR STA5THA OR STA5THB

Equivalent subjectsCSE5ITP OR CSE5IBL OR (STA5THA AND STA5THB) OR (CSE5TSA AND CSE5TSB)

Quota Management StrategyN/A

Quota-conditions or rulesN/A

Special conditionsThis is a select entry subject and requires Subject Coordinator approval. Students must submit an Expression of Interest and must contact careers to assist with their resume and cover letter. Students must have completed 120 credit points (SMDS) and attend the preplacement workshop. Students are encouraged, and will get guidance, to source their own placement. A limited number of university sourced placements are also available.

Minimum credit point requirementN/A

Assumed knowledgeN/A

Readings

Australian workplace

Resource TypePrescribed

Resource RequirementN/A

AuthorHelena Martin

Year2019

Edition/VolumeN/A

PublisherLMS

ISBNN/A

Chapter/article titleN/A

Chapter/issueN/A

URLN/A

Other descriptionN/A

Source locationN/A

Career Ready

Career-focusedYes

Work-based learningYes

Self sourced or Uni sourcedSelf Sourced
Uni Sourced

Entire subject or partial subjectEntire subject

Total hours/days required168-192 hours placement (24 work days); plus self-study/report writing (10 hours per week); plus orientation (4 hours)

Location of WBL activity (region)Flexible

WBL addtional requirementsPolice and working with children checks may be required. In unusual cases significant travel or special accommodation requirements may be involved.

Graduate capabilities & intended learning outcomes

Graduate Capabilities

Intended Learning Outcomes

01. Apply, describe and justify subject and course knowledge in relation to industry skills requirement.
02. Apply learned skills to industry, and describe, analyse and evaluate application of such skills to industry.
03. Describe, compare, comment, and justify skills alignment with industry requirement.

Subject options

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Start date between: and    Key dates

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 1, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDimetre Triadis

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 10 - 22
Two 1.00 d 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

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 10 - 10
One 1.50 d unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via online.
Online module on culture, Professionalism, and Reflection

WorkShopWeek: 10 - 10
One 2.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 10 to week 10 and delivered via face-to-face.
A pre-placement workshop, providing information on the subject and application processes, including a session on how to source a placement by a La Trobe careers advisor.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Write a resume and cover letter (1000 words equiv)Student to contact careers beforeapplying for placement

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2

Placement reflection (2000 words)This is due in week 8.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3

Employer evaluationWorkplace Supervisor provided with a rubric to assist evaluation.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Semester 2, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDimetre Triadis

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 30 - 42
Two 1.00 d industry based learning-off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 30 to week 42 and delivered via face-to-face.
The placement will take place over 12 weeks, 2 days per week

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 31 - 31
One 1.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 31 to week 31 and delivered via online.
Online module on culture, Professionalism, and Reflection

WorkShopWeek: 31 - 31
One 2.00 h 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.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Write a resume and cover letter (1000 words equiv)Student to contact careers beforeapplying for placement

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2

Placement reflection (2000 words)This is due in week 8.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3

Employer evaluationWorkplace Supervisor provided with a rubric to assist evaluation.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2

Melbourne (Bundoora), 2021, Summer, Blended

Overview

Online enrolmentYes

Maximum enrolment sizeN/A

Subject Instance Co-ordinatorDimetre Triadis

Class requirements

Industry Based Learning-Off SiteWeek: 45 - 0
Two 1.00 d industry based learning-off site per week on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 0 and delivered via face-to-face.
The placement will take place over 12 weeks, 2 days per week

Unscheduled Online ClassWeek: 45 - 45
One 1.50 h unscheduled online class per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 45 and delivered via online.
Online module on culture, Professionalism, and Reflection

WorkShopWeek: 45 - 45
Two 1.00 h workshop per study period on weekdays during the day from week 45 to week 45 and delivered via face-to-face.
A pre-placement workshop, providing information on the subject and application processes, including a session on how to source a placement by a La Trobe careers advisor.

Assessments

Assessment elementCommentsCategoryContributionHurdle% ILO*

Write a resume and cover letter (1000 words equiv)Student to contact careers beforeapplying for placement

N/AN/AN/ANo10 SILO1

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.

N/AN/AN/ANo50 SILO2

Placement reflection (2000 words)This is due in week 8.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO3

Employer evaluationWorkplace Supervisor provided with a rubric to assist evaluation.

N/AN/AN/ANo20 SILO2