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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 industry partners of the Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Software Engineering industry-based learning program. The students on placement are able to apply the knowledge and skills developed in their academic units, improve their communication, time management and customer service skills in an industry environment, experience an IT development 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 technical computing knowledge and skills in developing IT systems;
  • the role of effective communication, and the importance of measurable deliverables, meeting target dates and producing quality output in real world IT development environments.
Developed the ability to:
  • apply their technical computing skills in an industry IT development environment;
  • analyse a technical problem and design and implement an acceptable solution;
  • evaluate both the project they have worked on and their own contribution.
Developed attitudes that enable them to:
  • complete technical computing tasks;
  • participate in work teams and cooperate within groups;
  • comply with the norms and rules of the industry partner;
  • recognise personal strengths and weaknesses particularly after feedback from industry supervisors;
  • adopt and practise professional ethics that influence work behaviour.
Developed the skills to:
  • set achievable and measurable goals for technical computing tasks;
  • apply technical computing knowledge and skills obtained in prior course learning in real work situations;
  • develop technical IT solutions to real-world business and industry applications;
  • prepare documentation and written reports of a professional standard;
  • prepare and deliver a technical presentation of a professional standard;
  • address performance improvement opportunities identified by industry supervisors.
Demonstrated the communication and teamwork skills necessary to:
  • work productively individually and in a team in an IT development environment;
  • communicate appropriately and effectively with clients, co-workers and managers.


Practical and Placement Assessment: 100%

Chief examiner(s)

Mrs Sue Bedingfield

Contact hours

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


Only available to local students accepted into the Bachelor of Computer Science and Bachelor of Software Engineering industry based learning stream at Clayton campus with at least 72 credit points of study accumulated towards their degree. FIT2004 and FIT2043.

Additional information on this unit is available from the faculty at: