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41063 IT Professional Experience 3

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UTS: Information Technology
Credit points: 3 cp
Result type: Pass fail, no marks

Requisite(s): 41074c Work Integrated Learning 4 AND 31138c Review of IT Experience AND 31016 Career Management for IT Professionals AND 41061 IT Professional Experience 1 AND 41062 IT Professional Experience 2 AND 41071 Work Integrated Learning 1 AND 41072 Work Integrated Learning 2 AND 41064c IT Professional Experience 4 AND 41073c Work Integrated Learning 3
The lower case 'c' after the subject code indicates that the subject is a corequisite. See definitions for details.
Anti-requisite(s): 94680 Entering Professional Life (6cp) AND 94681 Entering Professional Life (8cp)

Description

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 discover workplace culture and develop basic technical skills related to IT professional experience.

Because each individual student's work experience is different and IT is very diverse, 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 module. It is expected that students gain this level of experience early in their academic program. This subject provides some tools to support this learning.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

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

1. Manage a reflective learning process
2. Understand professional expectations of the workplace
3. Reflect on current issues of the ICT profession
4. Use and improve professional communication skills

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

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

  • Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self) (D.1)

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. A random sample of these journal entries are assessed for structure and relevance. As each student's internship experience is unique, the subject of fortnightly reflections can vary.

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

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Find a job suitable for an internship OR Continue with your existing job.

Intent:

Students must secure an internship before undertaking this subject or have a on going position.

Groupwork: Individual
Weight: Mandatory task that does not contribute to subject mark

Assessment task 2: Submit your internship Start/Continuation documentation

Intent:

To gain timely enrolment in this subject and provide the necessary insurance cover.

Groupwork: Individual
Weight: Mandatory task that does not contribute to subject mark

Assessment task 3: Keep a reflective learning journal

Intent:

To provide a framework for developing and documenting graduate attributes and competencies during internship. To enable students to demonstrate self-reflection skills using the graduate attributes relevant to their workplace.

Students will create and manage a journal and develop reflective learning techniques through regular journal entries.

Objective(s):

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

1

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

D.1

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 100%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Manage and reflect on learning in co-requirements 100 1 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 week for the duration of your internship), with at least eight entries regardless of the length of the internship. Entries must be compliant with instructions provided in this subject outline and/or on UTSOnline. You much achieve a minimum mark of 50 in order to be eligible for a pass in the subject.

References

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.

Skills for the Information Age <https://online.uts.edu.au/webapps/blackboard/execute/content/file?cmd=view&mode=designer&content_id=_1442844_1&course_id=_28998_1>

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 http://find.lib.uts.edu.au/?R=OPAC_b2794905.]
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)
Stahl, Bernd Carsten, Responsible Management of Information Systems Hershey, Pa.: IGI Globa, Available online at the UTS Library at http://www.igi-global.com.ezproxy.lib.uts.edu.au/gateway/book/870.

Other resources

Refer to UTSOnline for more information.