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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
OfferedClayton First semester 2010 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2010 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Mrs Sue Bedingfield/Dr Yen Cheung


Students on placement work full time in a defined, graduate level role during a 22 week placement period at established partners of the Faculty of IT industry based learning program including major global companies, leading Australian companies and worldwide consultancies. The students on placement are able to apply the knowledge and skills developed in their academic units, develop their communication, time management and customer service skills in business situations, experience the corporate environment and obtain feedback from experienced supervisors on their performance.


At the completion of this unit students will have -
A knowledge and understanding of:

  • the application of information technology in meeting business needs in terms of effective communication, measurable deliverables, meeting target dates and producing quality output.
Developed the ability to:
  • set achievable and measurable goals;
  • apply what was learnt in prior IT classroom studies in real work situations;
  • develop initiative, communication, interpersonal and teamwork skills in a business environment;
  • develop solutions to business problems using information technology and other techniques;
  • prepare documentation and written reports of a professional standard;
  • address performance improvement opportunities identified by industry supervisors particularly in the mid-placement evaluation;
  • complete business tasks, participate in work teams, comply with the norms and rules of the industry partner, recognise personal strengths and weaknesses particularly after feedback from industry supervisors, cooperate within groups, and adopt and practise professional ethics that influence work behaviour;
  • develop information technology skills (including business process modelling, performance enhancement of installed software, updating current software and developing new software) oral and written skills (including local and international business phone calls, and business emails) in a complex, corporate business environment; and
  • develop communication skills, teamwork skills and leadership and management including time management skills.


Organisation and preparation for Monash visits: 5%
Mid placement evaluation: 20%
End placement evaluation: 30%
Oral presentation: 20%
Written reports: 25%

Chief examiner(s)

Mrs Sue Bedingfield

Contact hours

Students on placement are deployed full-time for 22 weeks with the industry partners of the Faculty of IT industry-based learning program in a graduate level role within the company.


Available to local students accepted into the Bachelor of Business Information Systems industry based learning stream at Clayton campus with at least 72 credit points of study accumulated towards a BBIS and after completion of FIT1002, FIT1013 and FIT2035. Available to local students accepted for an industry based learning placement within the Bachelor of Information Technology and Systems with at least 72 credit points of study accumulated towards the BITS FIT1002 and FIT2035.



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