University of Technology Sydney

31136 Preparation for and Review of IT Experience

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UTS: Information Technology: Professional Practice and Leadership
Credit points: 6 cp

Subject level:


Result type: Pass fail, no marks


This subject involves formal planning of and regular reporting on work experience undertaken in 31137 IT Experience 1. There is particular emphasis on the skills students aim to gain.

Subject learning objectives (SLOs)

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

1. Conduct critical self-review and evaluation against appropriate criteria as a primary means of tracking personal development needs and achievements. (Eg: Produce a reflective report, swot analysis and diary entries).
2. Identify ethical implications of professional practice (Eg: Conduct one self professionally in the work place).
3. Identify and apply relevant problem solving methodologies (Eg: Practiced the application of theoretical knowledge.)

Course intended learning outcomes (CILOs)

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

  • Socially Responsible: FEIT graduates identify, engage, interpret and analyse stakeholder needs and cultural perspectives, establish priorities and goals, and identify constraints, uncertainties and risks (social, ethical, cultural, legislative, environmental, economics etc.) to define the system requirements. (B.1)
  • Design Oriented: FEIT graduates apply problem solving, design and decision-making methodologies to develop components, systems and processes to meet specified requirements. (C.1)
  • Reflective: FEIT graduates critically self-review their performance to improve themselves, their teams, and the broader community and society. (F.1)

Teaching and learning strategies

There will be workshops arranged by IPU where students get together and share their work experiences. Students are expected to attend these workshops. The students are expected to maintain a diary about their work experiences. At the end of 4.5 months of work experience students are required to consolidate their diaries into the three deliverables (SWOT Analysis), (Report), (Dairy entries). The deliverables are a self reflection about the learning that the students experienced while working in the industry.


Assessment task 1: Swot analysis, report, diary




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.1, C.1 and F.1

Type: Reflection
Groupwork: Individual
Weight: 100%

The whole deliverable should be in a single word file with a word limit of 4000 words.

  • SWOT analysis,
  • Report
  • Diary entries.

Criteria ( Reflective exercise to document workplace learning.)

Graduate attributes: B.1, C.1, F.1

As work place has much diversity in terms of learning experiences. It is advised that the above graduate attributes, should be found in an ideal in work environment.

It is expected that the report should address the above mentioned graduate attributes. Essential core graduate attributes to be covered in the assessment tasks are: B.1, C.1, F.1

Minimum requirements

Assessment is via a series of deliverables. It is a pass/fail result – grades will not be allocated (i.e. C, D, HD)

Due to the nature of this subject, students are expected to submit their deliverables by announced due date via UTSOnline. Where students may not yet have the required 4.5 months of work experience, results may be withheld for this subject. Students will contact Sri Madhisetty on 95144550 to explain this (or other) situation where the due date is not met.

Required texts

There are no set textbooks for this subject; however, you may find the UTS Business School's Writing Guide useful.