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41062 IT Professional Experience 2

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UTS: Information Technology
Credit points: 3 cp

Subject level:


Result type: Pass fail, no marks

Requisite(s): 31016c Career Management for IT Professionals AND 41061c IT Professional Experience 1 AND 41071c Work Integrated Learning 1 AND 41072c Work Integrated Learning 2 AND 72 credit points of completed study in spk(s): C10345 Bachelor of Science Information Technology Diploma Information Technology Professional Practice
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
These requisites may not apply to students in certain courses. See access conditions.
Anti-requisite(s): 94680 Entering Professional Life (6cp) AND 94681 Entering Professional Life (8cp)


This subject supports students while they are working in industry or the community for the purpose of gaining experience in the practice of information technology (IT). It provides students with the opportunity to carry out supported reflection on the workplace culture and develop competency claims related to the IT professional.

Since each individual student's work experience is different and information technology is a diverse area, employer or host organisations are not expected to provide formal training (although some may choose to do so). Students are required to become active learners and seek opportunities to fulfill the objectives of this experience subject. It is expected that students gain this level of experience early in their academic program.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

Upon successful completion of this subject students should be able to:

1. Participate in an IT workplace and manage reflective learning process
2. Reflect on current issues of the ICT profession
3. Use and improve professional communication skills
4. Develop professional compentencies in line with SFIA

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

This subject also contributes specifically to the development of the following Course Intended Learning Outcomes (CILOs):

  • Needs, context and systems - Engineering and IT take place within the larger context of society and the environment, which encompasses social, economic and sustainability needs. (A.0)
  • Identify, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs. (A.1)
  • Demonstrate research skills (B.6)
  • Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (D.1)
  • Professional practice within global context - Graduates must possess skills, knowledge and behaviours to operate effectively in culturally-diverse workplaces and a changing global environment. (F.0)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

This subject develops those graduate attributes that are essential for effective practice of Information technology, specifically self management, communication and co-ordination, as well as professional practice within a global context. Although each student's experience during an internship is unique, this subject follows on from 31016 and further develops the student's ability to reflect on personal and professional experiences for lifelong learning.

Teaching and learning strategies

Students develop their lifelong learning skills by making regular entries into an online reflective learning journal. They select from these journal entries to be assessed for structure and relevance. As each student's internship experience is unique, the subject of the fortnightly reflections can vary.

All students should develop the competency of ethics to a 'developing' level during their first internship.


Assessment task 1: Carry out reflective learning in internship context


Students must secure an internship before undertaking this subject and record a reflective journal on their work in this internship


This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

1, 2, 3 and 4

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes (CILOs):

A.1, B.6, D.1 and F.0

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Engage in workplace tasks and reflect on learning experience 25 1 F.0
Research material related to workplace tasks given to enhance skills and understanding 25 2 A.1
Research and prepare reports as required 25 3 B.6
Keep track of possible SFIA competencies you are developing 25 4 D.1
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 2: Submit documentation and reports relating to your internship as required


This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):


Type: Portfolio
Groupwork: Individual
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Submit start documentation 34 1
Collect documentation as proof of decision and learning progress 33 1
Provide reports as required 33 1
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 3: Keep a reflective learning journal


To provide a framework for developing and documenting graduate learning attributes and competencies during an internship.


This assessment task addresses the following subject learning objectives (SLOs):

2 and 3

This assessment task contributes to the development of the following course intended learning outcomes (CILOs):

A.0 and D.1

Type: Journal
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 100%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Document decisions, research outcomes and skills achieved 50 2 A.0
Submit summary reports as required 50 3 D.1
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Minimum requirements

To pass this subject once enrolled, you must do all of the following:

  1. Work as per your approved start form.
  2. Make regular entries in your learning journal on UTSOnline during your internship period (a minimum of one entry every two weeks for the duration of your internship), with at least twelve entries regardless of the length of the internship. Entries must be compliant with instructions provided in this subject outline and/or on UTSOnline. 12 entries from your journal must be submitted for possible assessment using the assessment task links provided on UTSOnline. You much achieve a minimum mark of 50 in order to be eligible for a pass in the subject.


Biggs, John & Collis, Kevin. 1982. Evaluating the Quality of Learning: The SOLO Taxonomy. New York: Academic Press.

Dowling. David, Carey, Anna & Hadgraft, Roger 2013. Engineering Your Future: An Australasian Guide, 2nd ed. Milton (QLD): John Wiley & Sons.

Engineers Australia > Competency Standards Stage 2 Revision, viewed 18/02/2015 - <>.

Engineers Australia > Professional Development > Chartered Status viewed 18/02/2015 - <>.

Engineers Australia. 2010. Code of Ethics, viewed 18/02/2015 - <>

Engineers Australia. 2012. Australian Engineering Competency Standards Stage 2 – Experienced Professional Engineer, viewed 18/02/2015 - <>.

Fleddermann, C.B. 2012. Engineering Ethics. Upper Saddle River (NJ): Prentice Hall. [UTS Library call no. 174.962 FLED]

Gray, D., Cundell, S., Hay, D. & O'Neill, J. 2004. Learning Through the Workplace: A Guide to Work-based Learning. Cheltenham: Nelson Thornes. [UTS Library call no. 371.227 GRAY]

Lannon, John M. 2006. Technical Communication, 10th ed. Boston (MA): Pearson Longman. [UTS Library call no. 808.0666 LANN (ED.8) - version 8 only available]

Neugebauer, John & Evans-Brain, Jane. 2009. Making the Most of Your Placement, Ch. 8: Learning From Your Placement. London: SAGE, pp. 100-124. [Available online at the UTS Library at]

Spier, R.E. 2001. Ethics, Tools and the Engineer. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press. [UTS Library call no . 174.962 SPIE]

UTS: Engineering. 2015. FEIT48110 Engineering Experience 1 - Learning Guide (available on UTSOnline > 48110 EE1 > Subject Resources)

Vallero, D. & Vesilind, P. 2007. Socially Responsible Engineering: Justice in Risk Management. Hoboken (NJ): John Wiley & Sons. Available online at the UTS Library at UTS Library call no. 174.9628 VALL]

Other resources

Refer to UTSOnline for more information.