Computer Science Work Integrated Learning

Course code COMP3850Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science

Through this course students will work in a project related to computer science area. The work will be undertaken in an organization (industry, research groups, labs) which require computer science skills into their practices. This direct experience will expose students to practices of managers and/or researchers. Under supervision, students will locate and undertake an 80-100 hours work placement with appropriated organisation involved in computer science related areas.

Available in 2015

Callaghan CampusSemester 2
Previously offered in 2014
ObjectivesAt the successful completion of this course students will be able to:
1. Apply a suite of computer science skills learnt in the program in a specific project.
2. Critically set objectives and evaluate outcomes
3. Develop skills required for the workplace, including communication and possibly team work;
4. Demonstrate professional knowledge by undertaking computer science tasks.
5. Critically reflect on the issues facing computer sciences in the workplace.
ContentThe course comprises activities based on planning, developing, reporting and critically reflecting on a major activity related with computer science area. Students will
1. Apply for, secure and complete an appropriate placement opportunity.
2. Prepare a 'Program of Activity Agreement', which should be signed by the student, workplace supervisor and by the Course Coordinator
3. Collaborate to plan, carry out and report on an appropriate computer science project.
3. Complete an 80-100 hour placement with an organisation which requires computer science expertise.
4. Record, report and critically reflect on placement experiences.
6. Describe and analyse issues relating to real world research and practice.
Replacing Course(s)Not applicable
TransitionNot applicable
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeSuccessful completion of at least 140 units
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsIntegrated Learning
Assessment Items
ProjectsProject plan
ReportsFinal written report
Supervisor report
Contact HoursPracticum: for 100 hour(s) per Term for Full Term
Seminar: for 2 hour(s) per Week for 4 weeks
Compulsory Components
Compulsory Program ComponentStudent must be enrolled in Bachelor of Computer Science to enrol in this course. Written permission of Head of Discipline needed to enrol in this course.
Timetables2015 Course Timetables for COMP3850