The University of Newcastle, Australia

Course handbook

Description

This course is Part B of a multi-term sequence. Part A must also be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence.

Through these courses (Part A and Part B), students work on a project related to the fields of computer science and information technology. The work is undertaken in an organisation (industry, research groups, labs) or as an innovative proposal that has been approved by the course coordinator for an entrepreneurial prototype which requires students to incorporate computer science and/or information technology skills into their practices. This direct experience exposes students to the project management practices of managers and/or researchers. Under supervision and in a group work environment, students undertake between 200 and 250 hours of work with an appropriate organisation involved in computer science and/or information technology related areas.


Availability2020 Course Timetables

Ourimbah

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

Callaghan

  • Semester 1 - 2020
  • Semester 2 - 2020

PSB Singapore

  • Trimester 1 - 2020 (Singapore)
  • Trimester 2 - 2020 (Singapore)

Multi-term sequence

This course is part of a multi-term sequence. Both Part A and Part B must be completed to meet the requirements of the sequence. Part A and Part B must be completed in consecutive terms. Students must complete Part A before completing Part B. Students must complete the sequence within a twelve month period. If students complete Part A but are unable to complete Part B within the timeframe, they must re-enrol in Part A.


Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

1. Review and apply a suite of computer science and/or information technology skills learnt in the program to a specific project

2. Critically review the set objectives and evaluate outcomes

3. Develop skills required for the workplace, including both written and verbal communication and team work

4. Demonstrate professional knowledge by undertaking computer science and/or information technology tasks

5. Critically reflect on the ethical and technical issues facing computer sciences in the workplace


Content

This course comprises activities based on planning, developing, reporting and critically reflecting on a major activity related to computer science and/or information technology. Students will:

  1. Review, carry out and report on the computer science and/or information technology project defined in Part A
  2. Complete a total of 200-250 hours (the total number of hours of Part A and Part B combined)
  3. Record, report and critically reflect on the project undertaken
  4. Prepare and deliver a seminar and/or exhibition to describe the activities undertaken during the project
  5. Describe and analyse ethical and technical issues relating to real world research and practice

Assumed knowledge

Successful completion of CS & IT WIL Part A


Assessment items

Report: Final Report

Presentation: Presentation


Contact hours

Callaghan, Ourimbah and PSB Singapore

Lecture

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for 1 Weeks

Workshop

Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term