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41071 Work Integrated Learning 1

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UTS: Information Technology
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:

Undergraduate

Result type: Grade and marks

Requisite(s): 31016c Career Management for IT Professionals AND 41061c IT Professional Experience 1 AND 41062c IT Professional Experience 2 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)

Description

This subject supports students improving their graduate attribute claims 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 avoid risk, discover workplace culture and develop basic transferable 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 subject. 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. Analyse their intern experience and propose improved practice which is suitable for future professional work.
2. Reflect on a range of current issues relating to working in the IT industry to develop their transferable skills.
3. Use and improve professional communication skills.
4. Provide a personal framework to improve their future analysis of current risks, constraints and creative practise in the IT Profession.

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

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

  • Apply principles of sustainability to create viable systems (A.4)
  • Demonstrate research skills (B.6)
  • Manage own time and processes effectively by prioritising competing demands to achieve personal goals (Manage self) (D.1)
  • Reflect on personal and professional experiences to engage in independent development beyond formal education for lifelong learning (D.2)
  • Communication and coordination - Engineering and IT practice involves the coordination of a range of disciplinary and interdisciplinary activities to arrive at problem and design solutions. (E.0)
  • Communicate effectively in ways appropriate to the discipline, audience and purpose. (E.1)
  • Work as an effective member or leader of diverse teams within a multi-level, multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural setting (E.2)
  • Be able to conduct critical self-review and performance evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements (F.1)
  • Appreciate ethical implications of professional practice (F.2)
  • Understand cross-cultural issues (regions or workplaces) (F.3)
  • Be aware of global perspectives (needs, rules/regulations, and specifications) (F.4)

Contribution to the development of graduate attributes

This subject develops those graduate attributes that are essential for effective practice of Information technology, specifically lifelong learning, communication and various risk management approaches, as well as understanding professional practice within a global context.

Teaching and learning strategies

Students develop their lifelong learning skills by making regular entries into an online reflective learning journal. A selection of these journal entries are used in assessment and evaluated 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 in video and written formats

Assessment

Assessment task 1: Submit your internship start documentation

Intent:

Students must secure an internship before undertaking this subject and provide the necessary internship documentation including insurance cover. They must submit the required documents including insurance cover and ensure any documents required from your workplace are submitted.

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

Assessment task 2: Reflective learning

Intent:

Designed to broaden students' learning from their internship beyond their immediate roles and demonstrating professional behaviours in the workplace focusing on life long learning.

Objective(s):

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

1, 2 and 3

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

D.1, D.2, E.1 and F.1

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 30%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Learning contract approved and enacted 25 1 F.1
Reflect on learning throughout internship 25 2 D.2
Submit final report describing learning experience in the workplace 25 3 E.1
Manage documentation of learning experiences 25 1 D.1
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 3: Sustainability

Intent:

Designed to broaden students' learning from their internship beyond their immediate roles and demonstrating professional behaviours in the workplace focusing on sustainability.

Objective(s):

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

1 and 2

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

A.4 and F.1

Type: Portfolio
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 10%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Analyse experience relevant to sustainability in workplace 50 1 F.1
Reflect on learning on sustainability throughout internship 50 2 A.4
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 4: Communication

Intent:

This task ensures the student is able to identify one thing that demonstrates their ability to communicate their interest in IT. It will also provide a resource for the student's personal portfolio.

Objective(s):

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

1, 2 and 3

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

B.6, D.2 and E.0

Type: Portfolio
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 20%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Develop a video covering a chosen topic in IT 34 3 E.0
Provide work in stages for approval and improvement 33 2 D.2
Research the topic into greater depth than provided in course work during degree so far 33 1 B.6
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 5: Ethics

Intent:

This task is designed to broaden students' learning from their internship beyond their immediate roles and demonstrating professional behaviours in the workplace focusing on professional Ethics. This task will focus on the workplace Code of Conduct to consider ethical issues

Objective(s):

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

1 and 4

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

B.6 and F.2

Type: Portfolio
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 20%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Collect information on Ethics in the workplace relating to the Code of Conduct 50 1 B.6
Critique Ethics practise using examples from the Code of Conduct and provide suggestions for additions or improvement 50 4 F.2
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 6: Leadership

Intent:

Designed to broaden students' learning from their internship beyond their immediate roles and demonstrating professional behaviours in the workplace focusing on leadership.

Objective(s):

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

1 and 2

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

D.2 and E.2

Type: Portfolio
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 10%
Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Analyse experience relevant to leadership in workplace 50 1 E.2
Reflect on learning on leadership throughout internship focusing on project management 50 2 D.2
SLOs: subject learning objectives
CILOs: course intended learning outcomes

Assessment task 7: Culture and Diversity

Intent:

Designed to broaden students' learning from their internship beyond their immediate roles and demonstrating professional behaviours in the workplace focusing on culture and diversity.

Objective(s):

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

1 and 2

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

F.3 and F.4

Type: Portfolio
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 10%
Criteria:

Designed to broaden students' learning from their internship beyond their immediate roles and demonstrating professional behaviours in the workplace focusing on culture and diversity in a global context.

Criteria linkages:
Criteria Weight (%) SLOs CILOs
Analyse experience relevant to culture and diversity in workplace 50 1 F.4
Reflect on learning on culture and diversity throughout internship 50 2 F.3
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.

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.
Engineers Australia > Competency Standards Stage 2 Revision, viewed 18/02/2015 - <http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au//membership/competency-standards-stage-2-revision>.
Engineers Australia > Professional Development > Chartered Status viewed 18/02/2015 - <http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/professional-development/chartered-status>.
Engineers Australia. 2010. Code of Ethics, viewed 18/02/2015 -<http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/shado/About%20Us/Overview/Governance/codeofethics2010.pdf>
Engineers Australia. 2012. Australian Engineering Competency Standards Stage 2 – Experienced Professional
Engineer, viewed 18/02/2015 - <http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au/sites/default/files/shado/Education/echartered/competency_standards_june.pdf>.
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)
Vallero, D. & Vesilind, P. 2007. Socially Responsible Engineering: Justice in Risk Management. Hoboken (NJ): John Wiley & Sons. Available online at the UTS Library at http://find.lib.uts.edu.au/?R=OPAC_b2311828. UTS Library call no. 174.9628 VALL]

Other resources

Refer to UTSOnline for more information.