Faculty of Information Technology

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

This unit entry is for students who completed this unit in 2012 only. For students planning to study the unit, please refer to the unit indexes in the the current edition of the Handbook. If you have any queries contact the managing faculty for your course or area of study.

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18 points, SCA Band 2, 0.375 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Information Technology
Monash Passport categoryInternship (Act Program)
OfferedClayton First semester 2012 (Day)
Clayton Second semester 2012 (Day)


Students on placement work full time in a defined, graduate level role during a 22 week placement period at established partners of the industry based learning program (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 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; and
  • Practice information technology, oral and written skills in a complex, corporate business environment including local and international business phone calls, business emails, business process modelling, operating software applications quickly and accurately, performance enhancement of installed software, updating current software and the development of new software.


Mid placement performance: 20%; End placement performance: 30%; Oral presentation: 20%; Written reports: 25%; Evaluation meeting preparation and participation: 5%.

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Sue Bedingfield

Contact hours

Students on placement are employed full-time for 22 weeks by the partners of the 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 and local students in all undergraduate degrees of the Faculty of IT who have been accepted into the Industry-based learning Placement program with at least 72 credit points of study accumulated towards a Faculty of Information Technology undergraduate degree. Prerequisite units for BBIS students: FIT1002, FIT1013 and one of FIT2035 or FIT2003.
Prerequisite units for BSE, BCS and BITS students: FIT1002 and one of FIT2035 or FIT2003.



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