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Monash University Handbook 2011 Undergraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 0 (NATIONAL PRIORITY), 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Science
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedGippsland Second semester (extended) 2011 (Day)
Coordinator(s)Dr Barbie Panther


Students undertake discipline-related work in a full time, paid industrial placement of minimum 24 weeks. For admission to the cooperative education program, students participate in a selection process and are short-listed based on academic performance, interpersonal and communication skills and employer requirements. Students negotiate and undertake a learning contract with their workplace and academic supervisors, in response to the requirements of their role, focusing on personal and professional development, understanding their environment at the team, organisation and industry level, and development of scientific skills and knowledge.


The objective of unit IBL2030 is for students to integrate knowledge, skills and understanding gained in the classroom and laboratory setting with experience of productive employment in an authentic context. Students will not only understand the relevance of scientific knowledge and skills gained in coursework, but will also have an opportunity to apply their expertise to real-world problems.


Attendance, Learning contract, Journal (3000 words), Employer and self evaluations, Final report (4000 words) and oral presentation (Pass Grade Only).

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Barbie Panther

Contact hours

Industrial placement for at least 24 weeks full-time employment


1. Admission to cooperative education program. 2. Satisfactory completion of the work placement training sessions and the two work placements of 10 days in Year 1 and 15 days in Year 2. 3. Completion of at least 84 points of studies creditable to course, normally consisting of at last seven 6-point units in each of the first two years of studies.